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SupeRDel:
Can't really follow it very well now as I don't do the pay TV at all.

I suppose the electric bike stuff is the future and we do not have a choice but it will never quite be the same as a petrol engine.

Personally, as we head for our old age, we are a generation that has lived thru the golden age of motoring.
Roads we ride on are now getting to restrictive and crowded.

kawazonkey:
Oh please no. An electric bike? Have you ever watched that F1 version with the electric cars. Total silence and the occasional crash into a hay bale, and all done very very slowly.

Sfbrain:

--- Quote from: kawazonkey on March 12, 2018, 11:20:02 PM ---Oh please no. An electric bike? Have you ever watched that F1 version with the electric cars. Total silence and the occasional crash into a hay bale, and all done very very slowly.

--- End quote ---

 :D :D :D :D

Partly true Kawazonkey, yes they are very quiet, although i understand they are looking at ways to make them more noisy.

'All done very very slowly' ...... that is not true mate, these things are bloody quick !!

As always they are very dependant on their battery, and the faster they go the quicker they drain the battery.
The 5 races in 2019 will be held on circuits that dont have a long straight, so Valencia, Germany etc etc

But i think you will be impressed with their acceleration and their top speeds  ;D

 ;)

kawazonkey:
I admit I may have over exaggerated the 'very slowly' thing  :D. However I have seen it on the telly (once) and they just seemed so slow. Maybe the lack of noise over emphasises this. And yes I do know some electric cars are rocket ships, that Rimac on the Grand Tour 'just f***s off' in the words of Mr Clarkson. But, they need electricity and that comes from the national grid. If we all drove them there'd be no power anywhere. Yes there is wind power to generate electricity but who owns there own wind generator? And would it be enough to charge a car overnight? I think Hydrogen is the way to go but of course that will never become widely available till the oil runs out!

SupeRDel:
Dyson down the road from me has 600 engineers working on his electric car and annouced he wants 300 more.

He wants a car on road by 2020.

Not sure if I could drive a made of grey plastic with yellow ball wheels.

Electric bikes have a 1 lap race at the TT. Speeds have increased year on year so development is very fast.
Can't see it being long when a electric bike holds lap record there.

Petrol will struggle against instant full power of electric

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