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  1. 40kWh e-NV200 Rapidgate

    General Charging Discussion
    There is a world of difference between 'this was not disclosed' versus 'we expected this because we were told it'. Those wigged old fuddies in court are unlikely to understand the subtlety of why you have some reasonable expectation of a given charge rate [which you do ... but if they don't...
  2. Aluminium air batteries

    General EV Discussion
    I don't think that the transportation is a big deal, actually. No more nor less than shipping petrol around. In fact, less. It is a lot easier to ship solid parts on pallets. Aluminium smelters take all sorts of crap aluminium and ores and chuck them all in together. That is ongoing. All this...
  3. Conundrum. I’ve given up petrol stations but I need to top up my tyre pressure.

    Tesla Model 3
    I thought you were about to say ".. and the foot lever had to be replaced, and then the pump barrel ... my grandfather's pump"! Yeah, I agree you "can" make them good, but a stirrup pump is so much more robust, and quicker too which can make a difference if it is raining and you just have to...
  4. Tesla tolerances

    Tesla Model 3
  5. letting e-golf dust and rust

    Volkswagen e-Golf
    I, actually, don't think it will do any harm if you leave the car at ~50%. You'll hurt it if you were to leave it fully charged, but at 50% it will lose 1 to 2 percent per month so you should come back to it with 30~40ish %. Personally, I would disconnect the 12V battery this will ensure the...
  6. Aluminium air batteries

    General EV Discussion
    The aluminium is recycled elsewhere, by electrolysis in fact. You put electricity across a molten mix of the aluminium hydroxide and get aluminium metal back out of it again.
  7. Aluminium air batteries

    General EV Discussion
    I've mentioned this several times but in relation to Alcoa's research on it. Not heard of this guy. My position on Al-air primary cells would be to use them as range extenders. You could nibble away at the Al-air capacity over time when you go a little beyond your usual range on rechargeable...
  8. Conundrum. I’ve given up petrol stations but I need to top up my tyre pressure.

    Tesla Model 3
    'Adjust' like RS said ... whom you sought to correct? You got it wrong today. Sorry to point out. Never mind, tomorrow is another day. ;) " HS... That's a popular misconception. "
  9. Conundrum. I’ve given up petrol stations but I need to top up my tyre pressure.

    Tesla Model 3
    Are you talking about gauge or absolute pressure?
  10. Have Ecotricity given up?

    General Charging Discussion
    Great. So now do the other half of the quote and tell us what a 'nation' is?
  11. Conundrum. I’ve given up petrol stations but I need to top up my tyre pressure.

    Tesla Model 3
    RS said 'adjust' not 'change'. You sought to correct him on that.
  12. Conundrum. I’ve given up petrol stations but I need to top up my tyre pressure.

    Tesla Model 3
    I think you are contradicting yourself now. In reply, you said... " HS... That's a popular misconception. " So is it a misconception, or is it not? RS didn't say why an adjustment was necessary just that it was. Which I agree with, technically, however in practice I just let my car run a...
  13. Conundrum. I’ve given up petrol stations but I need to top up my tyre pressure.

    Tesla Model 3
    I recommend getting a stirrup pump. They last a long time. I got one (one) about 20 years ago, and still gets routine use, after multiple foot lever pumps failed (the rods always break) and a couple of broken electric ones. You should have a pump in the back of the car, surprised if there...
  14. Have Ecotricity given up?

    General Charging Discussion
    Which country? We are a Union of countries. "Nation"<>"country"
  15. Will the PM go to jail?

    Off Topic and Banter
    In fact, further to my last, I think it couldn't have said anything different; 'Parliament makes a deal' or 'Parliament agrees with the Government deal', just think about it! 3 years later and still no-one really knows what they want. Parliament is also NOT the authority that can negotiate. The...
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