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recharging electric cars

I am not an engineer or an electronic specialist but I wonder why we cannot use the air pressure in front of the car through a duct in the bonnet to drive an alternator to produce electricity to re charge the battery while we drive. This would need to know the ammount of energy used to decide the capacity of the alternator and it's production of energy. A rotating drum with helical vanes inside a tube with the shaft ...more »

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I am not an engineer or an electronic specialist but I wonder why we cannot use the air pressure in front of the car through a duct in the bonnet to drive an alternator to produce electricity to re charge the battery while we drive. This would need to know the ammount of energy used to decide the capacity of the alternator and it's production of energy. A rotating drum with helical vanes inside a tube with the shaft ...more »

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more electric sales in nZ

$35000 for a volt in the us should make it $41000 her, not $85000.More incentive such as a $5000 minimum trade in on a lease to buy deal would be a good start.

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$35000 for a volt in the us should make it $41000 her, not $85000.More incentive such as a $5000 minimum trade in on a lease to buy deal would be a good start.

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EV acceptance via Plug in Hybrids

I am confident that vehicles such as the soon to be released in NZ Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will hasten the mainstream acceptance of 'battery' powered cars. Agree or disagree?

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EV acceptance via Plug in Hybrids

I am confident that vehicles such as the soon to be released in NZ Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will hasten the mainstream acceptance of 'battery' powered cars. Agree or disagree?

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COUNTRY recharging service stations the priority

Recharging points in the city is of little importance. We shouldn't be commuting long distances in cars, we should be using public transport for this. Widespread car commuting is always going to a disaster for our cities purely on the amount of area cars take up. All the great cities of the world are great because they are not car dominated; they aren't full of motorways, carparks and cars. For those who insist on driving ...more »

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COUNTRY recharging service stations the priority

Recharging points in the city is of little importance. We shouldn't be commuting long distances in cars, we should be using public transport for this. Widespread car commuting is always going to a disaster for our cities purely on the amount of area cars take up. All the great cities of the world are great because they are not car dominated; they aren't full of motorways, carparks and cars. For those who insist on driving ...more »

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Cars run on water

I have a mechanical and electrical engineer friend who has created a car running on hydrogen fuel created by zinc platter and water. The only thing is that he is reluctant to make it public although I have seen what he has done. If this gadget were to put into all our cars it will be incredible. Zero pollution and no revenue for the Government. Any fuel running on petrol will be redundant and the end of oil exploration ...more »

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I have a mechanical and electrical engineer friend who has created a car running on hydrogen fuel created by zinc platter and water. The only thing is that he is reluctant to make it public although I have seen what he has done. If this gadget were to put into all our cars it will be incredible. Zero pollution and no revenue for the Government. Any fuel running on petrol will be redundant and the end of oil exploration ...more »

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Alternative methods for funding EVs

The industry keeps asking for grants for develping an industry in New Zealand. But there are other options. What about a low interest loans which can be partly or wholly repaid from operational savings afforded by the vehicle.

Also the vehicle companies have to come to the party, as currently their offers are considerably more expensive than in other countries.

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The industry keeps asking for grants for develping an industry in New Zealand. But there are other options. What about a low interest loans which can be partly or wholly repaid from operational savings afforded by the vehicle.

Also the vehicle companies have to come to the party, as currently their offers are considerably more expensive than in other countries.

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