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Electric + Human-Powered Vehicles
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2023 7:48 am
I'd love to see and update and re-examination of the Comuta car and van variants.
With 2020s tech, they could be much more efficient.
https://jalopnik.com/before-tesla-there ... 1846846642
Re: Electric + Human-Powered Vehicles
Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2023 12:34 pm
The real change in displacing internal combustion engines? Smaller EVs.
Compared to electric passenger cars, e-buses, and e-trucks, it’s electric bikes and trikes that are displacing the most oil usage – more than twice all of those larger EVs combined.
Impressively, those e-bikes are doing so with significantly less battery demand.
Shortages in the materials used to make lithium-ion batteries are affecting the entire EV industry and beyond, which puts an even larger emphasis on efficiency.
Electric bikes are more than 10x more efficient than electric passenger cars, meaning the same amount of battery needed for a 20-mile commute in an electric car could power an e-bike for over 200 miles. And that’s compared to normal electric cars. Vehicles like the new electric Hummer have enough battery on-board to produce 400 e-bike batteries!
Of course e-bikes and other micromobility vehicles aren’t a complete solution to our transportation problems, but they provide a potent alternative to many daily trips.
Where's my electric tuktuk?
https://volewica.blogspot.com/2023/09/e ... acing.html