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amoreelitesoldier

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#91 14 years ago

Are you really 69 BeeF?




CopperHead

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#92 14 years ago
All the hybrids and alternative powered vehicles I have seen are pathetic, not only looking but operating. But I am sure somewhere in the future they could be made to provide the consumer with the best of both worlds.

..and why do you think that is? Can it have anything whatsoever to do with the oilindustry not wanting alternatives to give them competition? Nah! :rolleyes: You don't even want to know what the oilindustry have done to keep alternative powersources out of the way. We have had alternatives that, if fitted in a car, would make it faster both in top speed and foremost acceleration, go further, be more quiet and also not release at all as much enviromentaly hazardous exhausts as any petroldriven vehicle out there. These alternatives we have had for about two and a half decades now. By the way, you know what happened 1983, right?




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#93 14 years ago
CopperHead..and why do you think that is? Can it have anything whatsoever to do with the oilindustry not wanting alternatives to give them competition? Nah! :rolleyes: You don't even want to know what the oilindustry have done to keep alternative powersources out of the way. We have had alternatives that, if fitted in a car, would make it faster both in top speed and foremost acceleration, go further, be more quiet and also not release at all as much enviromentaly hazardous exhausts as any petroldriven vehicle out there. These alternatives we have had for about two and a half decades now. By the way, you know what happened 1983, right?

And they are?




amoreelitesoldier

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#94 14 years ago

Yeah, I'm curious to see what they are...We don't want quiet cars; when was the last time you saw a Ferrari F355 roarin down the street, but wait! It was a silent roar... Here are the specs of the 2005 Honda Insight: This is the 'EX' of the models when available, so I won't cheat you guys (EX is the best) First off, it has THREE CYLINDERS!!! :lol: Horsepower: 67 (wow) :lol: Torque: 66 @ 4800 / 79 @ 1500 :lol: Electric Motor Specs: Horsepower: 14 @ 3,000 RPM ...and now where you take it away is with your mileage Best EPA score is 61/66 :lol: Now tell ya what, You keep your 3-cylinder, 67 horsepower, torque of 66 @ 4800 "car", and I'll wait for a V12 with 520 bhp @8500 RPM, 471 Nm / 347 ft lbs @ 6500 rpm, with a top speed of 325 kmh/202 mph, probably 12 MPG, but if you can afford the car, you can afford the fuel. Yes, I am refering to the Ferrari F50, I wish I had one, but I don't, I'm using it for speculation...What I should have done was take the Ferrari's V12, the Ford F350 Super Duper Duty torque, etc... Long live gas-guzzling cars!!! Hey BeeF, I guess we're supporting the terrorists! eekx.gif :naughty: w00t! Two emoticons says it best to the up-and-coming hybrids, :vikki: and :cort:




Guns4Hire

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#95 14 years ago
amoreelitesoldier Long live gas-guzzling cars!!! Hey BeeF, I guess we're supporting the terrorists! :

If loving gasoline and life is supporting the terrorists, than sign me up!

Torque: 66 @ 4800 / 79 @ 1500

Um, no freakin comment :rolleyes:




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#96 14 years ago

Had a discussion on this subject with my father about this (and he knows a lot more about this stuff than me or - I think - anyone else on the forum), and according to him, none of the alternatives are workable at this point.

People won't accept solar energy, because it makes people dependent on the weather (especially when you consider Belgium's weather...), and reserve batteries can't - for the moment - contain enough energy as a backup. Aside from that, 'natural energy' produces nothing close to what one fission reactor can create, so even for powering cars it's quite difficult. Electric cars have a very limited action-radius at this point. Hydrogen, as said, can't work with the technology of today. ...

Best things for the moment seem to be alternative oils, and to some extent: hybrids. I'm going to ride with one within a few days :). Perhaps later some form of hybrid, with solar energy and a normal - backup engine? (Asked him though, and there are no projects for making anything like that.)




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#97 14 years ago
And they are?

The story about the electric cars aren't quite true. However the technology currently at hand makes it true because key part inventions were bought and hidden to avoid competition. Hydrogen cars are possible and used today. B.M.W. has forinstance a car out on the market even that runs on liquid hydrogen and that one doesn't exactly putter ahead. However, the fillup stations are so rare as of now that it's not currently practical for the general public to own one of those cars yet. But that is more a market issue then a technology issue. 1983 a scientist in japan invented the first engine that ran on water, and i don't mean like steam engine or waterwheel kinda thing. It was in the eye of the public a split moment as he recieved an award for it. Big business came rolling into the scene and it got all VERY quiet VERY suddenly. It's quite obvious that such an invention was doubtlessly of such an enormous threat to the current business that it'd flatten them in an instance so it was made sure that further research on such an invention would not occur. At least not uncontrolled.




amoreelitesoldier

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#98 14 years ago
BeeF FlaPs If loving gasoline and life is supporting the terrorists, than sign me up!

Alright, roll count please, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi? Here! Osama Bin Laden? Here! John Kerry? Here! BeeF FlaPs? Here! ... :lol: