"Be The Match" Registered
- Apr 5, 2006
- Utah, Banana Republic
- 06 XTerra, '00 VFR800, '07 ST1300, '11 Multistrada
I would argue that of all types of vehicles, motorcycles moving off of dino-juice makes the least sense.Probably doesn't feel that way to the teams and the riders. Regardless of personal feelings, dino-juice is going away and it's race series like this that are going to make our future vehicles better to drive and ride.
I would argue that of all types of vehicles, motorcycles moving off of dino-juice makes the least sense.
Except that these are places where e-anything makes no sense because they neither have the infrastructure nor the money to pay for it.you should watch a clip from some asian cities, and see how many moped etc are running around
it would make A LOT of sence to replace those with electric variants
doesn't make a lot of sense for an entertainment bike, but for a commuter bike, it sure does
...yetExcept that these are places where e-anything makes no sense because they neither have the infrastructure nor the money to pay for it.
Tokyo and HK aren't poor so they don't have to run some shit 100cc mopeds as their main transport. Motorcycles as main form of transportation is really only something that happens in poor countries where cars are too expensive. China is a perfect example of this, they went from pedal bikes to cars as soon as they could afford it and immediately started building out roads. Hell even in the US, California should be a bikers paradise, mild weather, legal lane splitting, ability to use HOV lanes, lower tolls, much cheaper to run and massive traffic jams to boot and yet it's somewhere in the middle for bike registrations....yet
And are you really telling me that Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, or Singapore don't have the grid to facilitate electric charge points? Because that's bullshit. Sure there are less developed cities and towns, but this is part of the process.
Gas can be shipped, electricity not so much. Plenty of cars and motorcycles require nothing more than somewhat flattened and de-grassed piece of land to run on. Roads are not an issue for motorized mobility.We could have said the same thing about gas powered engines, they don't have the roads, refineries, fueling stations or other infrastructure to support gas vehicles, so they will just sick with oxen and horses forever.
It really hasn't, we are using same exact Li-po tech, that is quite close to it's theoretical limit I must add, we have been using for a good long while. The biggest advances have been in how efficiently those batteries are used not how they store power.Look at how far battery tech has come in the last decade or two.
[*]Poor countries no longer being poor and being able to afford decent stuff like cars
You just reduced a huge ass continent with thousands of different cultures and over 50 countries to one tired trope and you are going to try and lecture ME on forcing values? Leaving aside the fact that people in Africa do actually wear shoes...And the little kids in Africa should all wear shoes, because that's how we do it!
Maybe you should stop forcing your values on other civilisations?
Computers are cheap, so is internet, yet you are not likely to get Gigabit to your house somewhere in Vietnam because it requires a ton of pre-requisite infrastructure. Even if you got the e-bikes to be as cheap as those little mopeds you are still talking about an absolutely massive infrastructure investment.And why are the 100cc mopeds so cheap over ther? Because we funded 100 years of development...just like we're doing with electric vehicles now.
If they are already in permanent gridlock, ev bikes won't help. The only way out of it is mass transit systems running below or above ground.Also, imagine all those on a moped, in a car...most of those cities are already in permanent gridlock!
Not really, they are able to stick cells closer together, not make smaller cells. Biggest difference between Li-ion and Li-po (which is where you got most of the improvement from) is that latter doesn’t have to use round cells so you don’t have all that wasted space.Part of the reason for the packaging increase is that they are getting more from less materials. Ie, capacities have increased.