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    Fantastic to see your vehicle on the move GoingBush. Thanks.

    I can see EV's gaining traction in the market much more rapidly than expected. It may be a few years before there are rapid chargers across the country at every roadhouse, but recharging overnight at caravan parks will become the norm pretty quickly.

    The big question is, when should we get rid our diesel vehicles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goingbush View Post

    You can also charge by being towed using the regenerative braking function, so if you do run out thats an option.
    would this be an option on factory built EV's? or just retrofit like yours??

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeds View Post
    would this be an option on factory built EV's? or just retrofit like yours??
    I saw a video of a bloke towing a Tesla with a small car and it showed the Regen charging the battery until the service station 'tow strap' broke .

    Also that Dutch bloke thats driving his EV VW Golf around the world ran short of charge and had someone tow him for a while across the Nullabor to top up his batteries, So basically any EV with an A/C motor , which is all factory EV's can be tow charged, I think they should have a decent front tow point & a solid tow would be handy too.

    D/C motors dont have regen as it burns out the brushes & commutator ( A/C don't have any contacting parts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeros View Post
    Fantastic to see your vehicle on the move GoingBush. Thanks.

    I can see EV's gaining traction in the market much more rapidly than expected. It may be a few years before there are rapid chargers across the country at every roadhouse, but recharging overnight at caravan parks will become the norm pretty quickly.

    The big question is, when should we get rid our diesel vehicles?
    Yes that is the question, I can see ICE resale value falling off sharply as EV's gain popularity. An EV Retrofit business is worth thinking about.

    Cobram Caravan park even has a Tesla charger , Its a happening thing.

    Few more Dashcam videos of my EV Landy here YouTube

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    So where does all the power come from?The power grid is almost overloaded when a hot day appears and everyone turns on their AC units for a few hours.

    How are we going to charge a couple of cars each night,at most houses?
    This will be a similar domestic situation for many people.
    And then there will be company cars,often loaded with trailers that need to go all day every day.

    I canít see solar and batteries having the capacity for one car,yet alone a few,at home?

    Technology needs to have major advances until this becomes the norm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    So where does all the power come from?The power grid is almost overloaded when a hot day appears and everyone turns on their AC units for a few hours.

    How are we going to charge a couple of cars each night,at most houses?
    This will be a similar domestic situation for many people.
    And then there will be company cars,often loaded with trailers that need to go all day every day.

    I canít see solar and batteries having the capacity for one car,yet alone a few,at home?

    Technology needs to have major advances until this becomes the norm.
    Good question Scarry. Where is all the power going to come from? ...how fast will capacity increase and what will power cost in the future as a result?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    So where does all the power come from?The power grid is almost overloaded when a hot day appears and everyone turns on their AC units for a few hours.

    How are we going to charge a couple of cars each night,at most houses?
    This will be a similar domestic situation for many people.
    And then there will be company cars,often loaded with trailers that need to go all day every day.

    I canít see solar and batteries having the capacity for one car,yet alone a few,at home?

    Technology needs to have major advances until this becomes the norm.
    The grid is evolving (solar, wind, storage etc) at the same time as electric cars are. People should stop imagining scenarios where out of the blue millions of cars are replaced by electrics and no-one has thought of the sources of power for them. Even if nothing else happened, all that unburnt oil could be fed to power plants at night, where its increased efficiency can offset the smaller charging losses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goingbush View Post
    Yes that is the question, I can see ICE resale value falling off sharply as EV's gain popularity. An EV Retrofit business is worth thinking about.
    Yes itís interesting to consider. Will classic Diesel Land Rovers hold their value as they become rare? Or will all diesels drop in value?

    In your opinion, is retrofitting EV viable for current model Land Rovers?

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    Next thought. If the fleet becomes overwhelmingly electric, how long will the Seven Sisters find it profitable to produce and distribute liquid fossil fuels.
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    Saudi Arabia is investing big in Battery & electric car tech , no flies on them.


    Scarry, you should be asking yourself "Where does all the Oil Come from" Its all bloody imported, and the countries we rely upon for it have us over a barrel, literally . They could cut supply & bring this country to its knees.

    Electricity is a no brainer really.

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