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    If you were going to go into remote places with...

    If you were going to go into remote places with an EV it would probably be best to build such a generator using a high voltage alternator that could directly dc charge the battery pack. Eliminating...
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    A 25 pound generator likely wouldn't do much to...

    A 25 pound generator likely wouldn't do much to charge an EV and if it was an inverter type it might fail with such a load.

    I didn't say I've never been stranded. I said I've never been stranded...
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    There used to be a solvent sold for cured epoxy...

    There used to be a solvent sold for cured epoxy but for some reason (environmental or user safety?) it is no longer on the market. It might sound weird but I'd be tempted to try something like Trizol...
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    Wow! That is impressive.

    Wow! That is impressive.
  5. You don't need to know how to make things. You...

    You don't need to know how to make things. You just order it from China.
  6. I don't think you are being oversensitive. At...

    I don't think you are being oversensitive. At least he was aware enough to realize "obsessive" was an insult.

    My favorite type are the ones who suggest people who do things carefully are "being...
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    The old one. The new one is no doubt technically...

    The old one. The new one is no doubt technically superior but the old one has a certain class. They are very popular with Tesla employees and there are usually several see charging at the...
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    Interestingly enough I don't actually dislike...

    Interestingly enough I don't actually dislike electric cars, I just have no desire for one and know many others who feel the same way. My objection is being tied to a charging cord with no other...
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    Nope, not even off-road. The closest I came to...

    Nope, not even off-road. The closest I came to "the oh-shit can I find gasoline before this dies?" was during that blizzard I mentioned earlier. After that I was more careful about keeping more gas...
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    So go buy an EV, drive it exclusively including...

    So go buy an EV, drive it exclusively including commuting in winter storms, take it to the ski slopes in New Hampshire and Vermont, and report back in six months.

    See if you encounter any...
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    Good nesw for Tesla, bad news for EVs in general

    Other than in California EV sales are slumping nationwide as detailed in this LA times article.

    The only electric vehicles that have had success are Teslas - Los Angeles Times

    Tesla has an...
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    That was due to poor planning, not some imagined...

    That was due to poor planning, not some imagined inferiority of gasoline. In many other parts of the country during several major storms they DIDN'T run out of gasoline. What happened in Florida on...
  13. Back in the day I had to work out such problems...

    Back in the day I had to work out such problems with a basic calculator and a book of log and trig tables. Even though I have CAD I'm glad I can still solve problems without it if I have to.

    To...
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    And in many jurisdictions, including the state of...

    And in many jurisdictions, including the state of Florida, require gas stations near interstate highways or along evacuation routes to have provision for backup power so they can continue to pump...
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    Can supply the minimum requirements for a small...

    Can supply the minimum requirements for a small gas station. Can fuel dozens of vehicles per hour.

    Amazon.com: Champion 4000-Watt RV Ready DH Series Open Frame Inverter with Quiet Technology:...
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    While that is true many high volume stations have...

    While that is true many high volume stations have invested in backup generators so they won't lose the revenue not only from gas sales but also the highly profitable food and convenience store items....
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    True indeed. Many of the younger generation have...

    True indeed. Many of the younger generation have a very different view of the automobile and one I talked to said a Tesla is the perfect car for those who hate cars.

    If it seems I am ranting that...
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    My feeling is that if she isn't riding cross...

    My feeling is that if she isn't riding cross country alone and is on a budget is to do frequent filter changes and change the oil at least once more. At the final fill use the highest quality oil...
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    As usual gustafson you have to throw in this...

    As usual gustafson you have to throw in this right wing label because I disagree with you. An electric lawn tractor is in no way comparable to a road going BEV because it never leaves your yard so...
  20. Can't see the picture from your link but is this...

    Can't see the picture from your link but is this what you are looking for? Note that they also show ones with pull rings instead of a knob.

    GN 717-NI Series Stainless Steel Lock-Out Type Inch Size...
  21. Are there any electronic hobbyists there? You can...

    Are there any electronic hobbyists there? You can etch brass with the same technique and materials as etching copper. If you can't find photo resist plain old lacquer can be silkscreened onto cleaned...
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    There are several problems with that. While it is...

    There are several problems with that. While it is a solution for someone who wants to take their BEV on an extended trip it does require buying and towing a trailer. When parked, especially at a...
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    One thing I forgot to mention is that what will...

    One thing I forgot to mention is that what will most likely replace current hybrid designs is the extended-range electric vehicle, or EREV. These can run as a pure electric but when the battery gets...
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    Losses in the hybrid drive reduce range over a...

    Losses in the hybrid drive reduce range over a pure EV with direct drive.

    BUT, 17 miles is plenty enough for local errands and if you misjudge the range the gas engine gets you home. 17 miles...
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