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Rivian discussion dumped to the cellar "General Discussion"

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Rivian discussion dumped to the cellar "General Discussion"

Post by Newold1 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:45 pm

This forum needs to establish an electric vehicle and technology section and not put so much emphasis on "Budget" builds!
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Post by cgarb » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:47 pm

I'm all for it...start the new electric vehicle section. Not that I will look at that section, but if I want to I will know where to find that information.

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Post by Schurkey » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:40 pm

Great idea. No need to pollute the subforums I look at with that crap.

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Post by Newold1 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:21 pm

Administrators, Are You listening??
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Post by Newold1 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:24 pm

As for discussion about SPEED, Volkswagen's all electric race car broke the impossible Pikes Peak "Unbreakable 8 minute" Hill Climb record with a run of 7 minutes and 57 seconds!! Now that's speed and performance in a run what ya brung no holes barred contest! =D>
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Post by hoffman900 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:29 pm

Newold1 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:24 pm
As for discussion about SPEED, Volkswagen's all electric race car broke the impossible Pikes Peak "Unbreakable 8 minute" Hill Climb record with a run of 7 minutes and 57 seconds!! Now that's speed and performance in a run what ya brung no holes barred contest! =D>
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Re: Rivian discussion dumped to the cellar "General Discussion"

Post by Tom Walker » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:52 pm

New technology will surly continue to gain some market share, but the majority of this forum and many more scattered all across the globe are primarily interested in the piston pushing internal combustion engine. It may be old school, but it is cool and fascinating to us. It is still by far the dominant power of choice globally and will continue to be in my opinion because of many reasons it came to be dominant in the first place. The infrastructure to support any other power on a big scale is still in the future. If Los Angeles goes brown on a hot day now because of all the electrical draw from the air conditioners, what will happen when they plug in all these cars?
In the mean time, new and high tech will make inroads into the market share, but incrementally. Right now, I will enjoy the sound, smell and old school power of a small block Chevy that traces its roots back to 1955. Long live the piston pushers!

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Re: Rivian discussion dumped to the cellar "General Discussion"

Post by F-BIRD'88 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:42 pm

Most cars get charged at night time when most air conditioners are off.

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Post by Circlotron » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:18 pm

F-BIRD'88 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:42 pm
Most cars get charged at night time when most air conditioners are off.
And when solar power is not happening.
I see big problems ahead...

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Post by cjperformance » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:28 pm

I just want a cool plug in speaker system so if im ever forced to drive some characterless electric crap i can at least have a drive by wire V8 sound stereo blasting as i drive!
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Post by MadBill » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:44 pm

Since you share a continent with the manufacturer Craig, you're probably familiar with the Sound Racer? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1VkvIveaPo
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Post by cjperformance » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:20 pm

MadBill wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:44 pm
Since you share a continent with the manufacturer Craig, you're probably familiar with the Sound Racer? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1VkvIveaPo
\:D/

Bill no ! I hadnt seen that before, fabulous, now im not so scared of electric vehicles :lol: =D>
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Post by Tom Walker » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:16 am

My point Fire bird 88 is the electrical Infrastructure is not up to the demand of a massive amount of electric cars being plugged in, and as they do come on board gradually, we will accommodate the increased demand for electricity as we do the increased demand because of population growth in many areas. If everybody switched to electric cars all at once, you and I would be setting in the dark right now. Besides, around here in Kentucky, all our electric cars are coal powered in reality.

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Re: Rivian discussion dumped to the cellar "General Discussion"

Post by travis » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:19 am

F-BIRD'88 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:42 pm
Most cars get charged at night time when most air conditioners are off.
We have weeks or more where the temps never drop below 90* F at night. The A/C does NOT get shut off!

Hell...I need to mow my yard again right now :shock:

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Re: Rivian discussion dumped to the cellar "General Discussion"

Post by FC-Pilot » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:01 am

cjperformance wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:28 pm
I just want a cool plug in speaker system so if im ever forced to drive some characterless electric crap i can at least have a drive by wire V8 sound stereo blasting as i drive!
It’s funny you mention that. The company I work for already does that, but it is in there piston driven vehicles because they sound like crap. LOL

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