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Big Al

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Re: Electric Microcars
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2013, 11:11:20 AM »
Your last sentence is the idea, here. I would like a proper sized windmill and some back up cells plus donkey engine and tell the power utilities to push off. Water prices I can live with but I do need a good internet connection. Now if the electric installation does work out as regularly being in excess of requirement an electric car might be viable even in Longcot. Ideal for shops and local chums. BE set up when the Russians argue with us over banking or something and decide to turn the gas off. See Cyprus rumpus and unamused Russians.

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Re: Electric Microcars
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2013, 07:54:02 PM »
Now that's getting warmer. Were thinking minimilist - its transport. We are ignoring the mobil frog look that seems to be what pretend 'new concepts' adopt to fool the public. There are some first principles here, that it begins to look schmitt like is no great surprise as Fend got that bit right for a trike. We are thinking of using new technology and chiefly we are thinking of much more self reliance in creating a generating infrastructure on your roof backed up by outsourced power rather than plug in and pollute a power station. A lot of companies could be called in to put in energy centres on their roofs to enable commuting drivers a sure trip home. Get the costings right on ownership of something like this and an ICE vehicle on a tapered scale along with a bit of smart road management and you can see a pretty nifty traffic system forming up. The Green Lanes of urban Britain. Other conforming and existing vehicles can join in, like the GWhizz. Maybe make it all VAT free.

Go beyond. That square jobbie as a taxi/minibus with a clip in power cell. Allow those into the Green Lanes and they can operate 24 hours if they can stop off for a new power cell at a suitable venue, probably associated to a larger turbine and generation infrastructure, every so often. The use of such technology in real time will undoubtedly see real improvements in creating more efficient power cell technology. Start getting the ranges up and ICE need not dominate the Rural transport economy either. Trouble is it all has to come from the top. Sadly chasing white elephants like HS2 is more important in solving our countrywide transport needs. That budget put behind a sensible stratigised project would be vastly more effective to the country than subsidizing the 300 business north of Birmingham left after Government miss management on a monumental scale, who want to send staff to a few key destinations in Europe. Assuming we are still in Europe! Maybe UKIP should look at these ideas.
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Held - MG Magnette ZB & 4/44
For sale - Vellam Isetta, Bamby, AC Type 70, Velorex, Church Pod, Reliant Mk5, KR200,  Saab 96, Bellemy Trials, Citroen BXs