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Electric vs Gas

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An idling gas engine may be annoyingly loud, but that's the price you pay for having WAY less torque available at a standstill.
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kazriko
2 days ago
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Electric motors would be good if not for the tons of expensive, inefficient, flammable, fragile, degrading to uselessness within 10 years batteries you have to drag around. Electric motors with Fuel Cells might make it actually feasible for someone beyond the rich. Though, I think in the short term series hybrids with small batteries might work out better for those who aren't rich.
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satadru
16 hours ago
Can't one just swap out standardized rechargeable batteries for most portable electric motor appliances that have replaced 2 cycle engines these days? I think the only problem currently is with electric vehicles...
kazriko
10 hours ago
I'm mainly referring to electric vehicles. The smaller portable electric motors are actually in a lot better shape, though their batteries are still pretty expensive, usually $100ish each, but that's still a far cry from the $20k-$27.5k that electric car batteries cost, and how they usually wear out in under 10 years.
satadru
10 hours ago
Ah yes. Still a bit of a shit show...
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iustinp
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Touché!
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Gates-backed nuclear plant breaks ground without guarantee it'll have fuel

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TerraPower's atomic facility needs lots of low-enriched uranium and who mainly makes it ... ah, jeez

Unwilling to let a little thing like reality stand in its way, Bill Gates' TerraPower has broken ground on its Wyoming nuclear power plant without any guarantee it'll have the fuel needed to run the thing once it's finished. …

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kazriko
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There's plenty of uranium ~300 miles south of where the plant is, they just have to get the idiot Telluride residents to stop blocking things.
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Outrage that a reckless driver's car might gently beep at them

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...as early as 2032:

The technology uses GPS to compare a vehicle's speed with a dataset of posted speed limits. Once the car is at least 10 mph over the speed limit, the system would emit "a brief, one-time visual and audio signal to alert the driver."

It would not require California to maintain a list of posted speed limits. That would be left to manufacturers. It's likely these maps would not include local roads or recent changes. The bill states that if the system receives conflicting information about the speed limit, it must use the higher limit. [...]

Wiener's bill initially sought to require active speed governors, not passive, that use GPS technology to override a driver's control of a vehicle by automatically capping a car's speed if it detects speeding. [...]

Republican state Sen. Brian Dahle said he voted against it in part because he said sometimes people need to drive faster than the speed limit in an emergency. "It's just a nanny state that we're causing here," he said.

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kazriko
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at first it will activate a light, and slightly beep, eventually through the years you'll be at The Fifth Element...
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Ep. 13 - Call to Adventure

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Comic: May 18, 2024

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Comic: May 18, 2024

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kazriko
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Darn, Carboniferous is over. At least it was a pretty decent comic.
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US to impose new tariffs on Chinese clean-energy imports including EVs

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The Biden Administration is poised to announce an increase in tariffs on clean-energy goods from China, encompassing electric vehicles, batteries, and solar cells. According to sources familiar with the matter, the tariff on Chinese EV imports will rise from 25 percent to 100 percent, while an additional 2.5 percent duty...

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kazriko
41 days ago
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They're not so clean when they catch fire on the highway. :p Just like their hoverboards, chinese evs are deathtraps.
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