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    V8 to Electric.

    came across this item . thought it might be of interest to folks in this forum. hope this is correct spot to post .
    gofer. :-)

    Chevrolet Blazer restored with GM's electric crate motor | Drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by gofer View Post
    came across this item . thought it might be of interest to folks in this forum. hope this is correct spot to post .
    gofer. :-)

    Chevrolet Blazer restored with GM's electric crate motor | Drive
    Interesting. Iím curious to know how long the run time is ana recharge takes. I know the article is about the motor and not the actual vehicle build.
    "Land Rover - making mechanics out of everyday motorists for nearly 70 years"

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    i'm sure we'll be hearing more about the system at some stage. what intrigued me was possibility of retrofitting the system into a 2nd hand car . gofer :-)

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    Love the concept. Assuming I can add a hydrogen fuel cell to recharge the battery and double plus the range I'll be watching.

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    Le Mans, ďFord v Ferrari.Ē

    This is a cool bit of triva

    "In 1967, the Ford GT40 was one of the fastest cars on the planet.This was the street-legal version of the American underdog that won at Le Mans, memorably canonized in ďFord v Ferrari.Ē Packed with a 306-horsepower V-8, it could scorch to 60 miles an hour in just over five seconds.

    How quaint: Todayís Honda Accord Sport, a family-sedan schlepper, can run neck and neck with the vintage Ford to 60 m.p.h. Plenty of luxury sedans, S.U.V.s and sports cars bring 400 to 600 horsepower. Muscle cars have swelled to button-popping heights; the Dodge Demon feels true to its name with 808 horses.
    Welcome to the next front in the horsepower war, whose battles have raged since the dawn of the automobile, pausing only for actual wars, fuel crises or bids to rein in pollution. If gasoline-fueled provocations arenít enough, electric cars are smashing the 1,000-horsepower barrier."



    "Lucid Air, among several E.V.s that are leading a cavalry charge to unimaginable heights. The sedanís $169,000 ďDream EditionĒ combines 1,080 horsepower with an industry-leading 503 miles of driving range as rated by the Environmental Protection Agency."

    Will be a lot to pricey for me



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    Quote Originally Posted by gofer View Post
    came across this item . thought it might be of interest to folks in this forum. hope this is correct spot to post .
    gofer. :-)

    Chevrolet Blazer restored with GM's electric crate motor | Drive
    Probably work very well, as long as you drive down hill most of the time:

    Despite the 6.6-litre V8 being replaced with the motor from a small electric vehicle, performance has actually increased, with the electric motor's 150kW surpassing the Blazer's original 130kW.
    The eCrate package also includes the Bolt's 60kWh, 400-volt battery, as well as controllers, power inverters, battery cooling, and management systems. These proven systems allow for regenerative braking, overcharging protection, and battery longevity.



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    Interesting story. Thanks.
    YouTube has vids of Teslas smashing Ferraris and similar performance vehicles.
    EVs have instant power, no need to rev it up.
    It's like the difference between an electric lawn mower and a petrol one. We have both so I can compare. The electric just does the job.
    It's going to be a whole new world.

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    That it is... and in 100 or so years people will look back again.

    Letís hope the mineral exploitation for Lithium, Graphene etc isnít as destructive as I suspect it will be.

    Letís hope we havenít moved from one issue to the next (we donít always know) and whilst claiming to be environmentally sound.

    EVs, Solar etc are very Trendy in political, financial and marketing circles at the moment, and that leads to decisions that arenít ACTUALLY sound, except financially and voter based.

    Unless we can come up with a method of generating power that is extremely clean (solar and battery and wind and hydro are NOT) we will never meet the needs of our forecast electric existence - Hydrogen requires massive power to split out.

    Humanity will be its own undoing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    That it is... and in 100 or so years people will look back again.

    Letís hope the mineral exploitation for Lithium, Graphene etc isnít as destructive as I suspect it will be.

    Letís hope we havenít moved from one issue to the next (we donít always know) and whilst claiming to be environmentally sound.

    EVs, Solar etc are very Trendy in political, financial and marketing circles at the moment, and that leads to decisions that arenít ACTUALLY sound, except financially and voter based.

    Unless we can come up with a method of generating power that is extremely clean (solar and battery and wind and hydro are NOT) we will never meet the needs of our forecast electric existence - Hydrogen requires massive power to split out.

    Humanity will be its own undoing....
    Graphite is the staring point for Graphene. With a nifty carbon negative process we will soon have a lot of Graphite.
    The Hazer Process: Commercial Demonstration Plant - Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

    Some very bright W.A. tech which is likely to be world side reasonably quickly. ROI proof that Hydrogen doesn't " requires massive power to split out." pending of course. Poo power rocks I think. Billions being spend world wide and we get a Commercial Demonstration plant up for peanuts 22.6 million. (A tiny bit of which is my money) Appreciate 9.4million is Government (taxpayers investment)

    "The Hazer Process is an innovative technology that converts bio-methane to renewable hydrogen and graphite using an iron ore catalyst, creating an alternate hydrogen pathway to the traditional approaches of steam methane reforming and electrolysis."

    "China is targeting to have 1 million fuel-cell vehicles in operation by 2030, according to an energy savings vehicle development plan drafted by authorities, despite only 2,700 such cars selling in the country last year." Noting of course Nikola seemed to be a dead company walking. This was a 'lazarus' possibly'??The stock of both Nikola Corp. and General Motors spiked Wednesday on rumours the two had finally signed a deal where GM would make the Nikola Badger heavy-duty pickup using its Ultium battery technology and be the exclusive supplier of Hydrotec fuel cells for the truck.

    In return, GM would get an equity stake in Nikola and other benefits of scale to save it billions in costs." The again "The rumour got started when "apparently, someone saw something on GM.com that linked to (the) original press release," GM spokesman Jim Cain said in an email to the Detroit Free Press. It had been on the site for weeks, Cain said. He said, "The transaction has not closed" with Nikola."



    Back to China making our Hazer look like small change " One utility is spending more than $3 billion on a wind and solar farm in Inner Mongolia that would produce as much as 500,000 tons of hydrogen a year, with operations expected to begin in 2021.State-owned oil refiner Sinopec said Oct. 29 itís investing in hydrogen production, transportation and fuel cells and is building hydrogen vehicle refueling stations."

    Fully agree if the we can use the carbon free electricity directly its nuts not to do so. We always have more capacity to meet peak demand and using that others wise wasted massive resource to store in hydrogen is possible. It is not possible with current battery technology.

    I am often wrong of course If I am so are a lot of people. Id love a H2 4wd or if possible a drop in replacement with a fuelcell IF hydrogen is available of course. Suspect it will be quickly. I am betting on it or I might say investing in the possibility.

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    V8 to Electric.

    Iíve had a fair bit to do with Arena.

    Theyíre funding quite a lot of pilots
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