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Posted: 01/03/20 05:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dear Moderator, yes the subject is important. Please remember that most of the stuff on this site and most others is hearsay, why should this be any different? Just saying. When fossil fuels are generating electricity you are just kidding yourself.
Wind, water, and yes nuclear are much better options, that was the irony.


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Bucky, how we utilize our resources is critical and some choose to make very uninformed decisions. Therefore we will all be better served sharing the most reliable information available. So, when stating one source has merit over another, etc it is important to be as accurate as possible. And there is a wealth of studies out there on all energy sources to be shared.

Hearsays about Bigfoot being sighted again, etc. are a different story. [emoticon]

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Interesting, none of you noticed that it is a BMW at a charging station with a big generator behind, I wonder how much power that thing generates so that the vehicle can travel what? 200 miles and how much time and fuel does it requiere for a full charge from the generator.

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fj12ryder wrote:

A Prius isn't totally electric, so it could have been his gasoline engine that let him down.


The car in the photo is a BMW, a fully electric i3 I think...


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navegator wrote:

Interesting, none of you noticed that it is a BMW at a charging station with a big generator behind, I wonder how much power that thing generates so that the vehicle can travel what? 200 miles and how much time and fuel does it requiere for a full charge from the generator.

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According to Veefil, their stations deliver an 80 mile charge in 20 minutes. Because the pictured station and the Nullarbor sticker suggest the location is in the middle of virtually nowhere, it may well be a diesel powered setup though. Single speed diesels are typically much more efficient than their mobile counterparts, but I don't know if it's any more efficient than the coal fired generating plants common in Australia though. Renewables have been slowly cutting into it, but Australia's power plants are still about 65% coal fired.

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Posted: 01/03/20 08:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

navegator wrote:

Interesting, none of you noticed that it is a BMW at a charging station with a big generator behind, I wonder how much power that thing generates so that the vehicle can travel what? 200 miles and how much time and fuel does it requiere for a full charge from the generator.

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I think you clinched it, Navigator. That obvious generator is a dead giveawy.


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Dutch_12078 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

A Prius isn't totally electric, so it could have been his gasoline engine that let him down.


The car in the photo is a BMW, a fully electric i3 I think...
You need to read the posts in order. I wasn't referencing the car in the photo, my post was a reply to the post immediately above it. Take a second look before you correct something that doesn't need it.


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navegator wrote:

Interesting, none of you noticed that it is a BMW at a charging station with a big generator behind, I wonder how much power that thing generates so that the vehicle can travel what? 200 miles and how much time and fuel does it requiere for a full charge from the generator.

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way2roll mentioned it in post....
gtnsmlr mentioned it in post

No the IRONY was not missed


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The "irony" is that there is a generator creating electricity in that photo because there is no other electricity around.

The "irony" comes in to play when that generator is needed to power up the fuel pump to pump gas out of the storage tank into a vehicle in the same spot.

I don't think there are many people who are going to siphon gas up out of a tank to fill their car.

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I have to admit the photo is funny and thus proper for this forum under the HUMOR heading... Oh and I got the Irony part straight up.. Since only one other has even touched on it. I'll not give it away.. but yes it is funny Got a chuckle. thanks to the O/P for posting it.


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