Apollonaris Zeus wrote:Talk is cheap, what MPG are you getting?
Neutrality wrote:Apollonaris Zeus wrote:Talk is cheap, what MPG are you getting?
NA (not applicable). I take public transportation, doing so in an area where much of the electricity is produced by ... gasp ... nuclear power. Strangely enough, we haven't ended up glowing in the dark, as some would have expected us to.
gyre wrote:Watch the film from chernoblyl.
All of it.
The record of military accidents is long and spectacular, and mostly classified.
gyre wrote:As noted in the article, the Prius uses heat storage as part of its system.
It does appear that even with high utility costs, that pre-heating an engine is a big fuel saver, by shortcutting the warm up cycle.
The warmup by idling is stunningly inefficient in cold weather.
Anyone from colder climates have anything to add about engine pre-heating?
I remember once seeing a propane powered engine heater.
That could be quite useful off the grid.
Kinetic IV wrote:Rob the Wop wrote:Fully electric. Moot point. Ha! Ha ha!
Awww, that's cute.
Now playing devil's advocate for a bit....
How many tons of coal did it take to provide power for that electric car? How much mercury was released into the environment by those coal fired plants to generate the electricty pushed into those batteries? How many gallons of diesel fuel did it take either BNSF or the UP to haul that coal in to the local powerplant? Oh, the local powerplant is nuclear? Are they properly storing those spent fuel rods or do they have a silent problem with tritium leaking into the groundwater like ComEd does outside Chicago? And back to those lead batteries, how many children suffer with lead poisoning from the smelters that are required to make the internal plates for those batteries?
Rob, all of the above is NOT an attack on you, it's the whole electric car thing in general. I'm shooting at the idea, not the messenger.
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