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To: smokingfrog

lol... just thinking about the amount of electricity that would need to be generated to charge all of the batteries that it would take to move 500 tons of goods down the road for any length of time.

Hey... why stop there? why not electric trains?


7 posted on 11/27/2012 8:16:53 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: Safrguns

^^ Hey... why stop there? why not electric trains? ^^

You are aware that trains are electric, right? They run diesel generators and use electric drive axles, the original “hybrid”. Streetcars, subways, and the like are pure electric.

What I am waiting for is a tandem dumptruck, or snow plow that is all electric.


13 posted on 11/27/2012 8:24:48 PM PST by wrench
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To: Safrguns
why not electric trains?

Yes. Those would be diesel electrics. They use the same type system on some ferry boats. Probably not all that practical for a dump truck though.

22 posted on 11/27/2012 8:53:27 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Safrguns

they have electric trains ;) much easier to electrify the wire over the tracks and use the track as the ground/neutral when the train can’t go anywhere the track doesn’t.

Even diesel locomotives use electric motors.


30 posted on 11/27/2012 9:27:42 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Safrguns

just thinking about the amount of electricity that would need to be generated to charge all of the batteries


No problem. Each electric truck would have two trailers instead of one. The first trailer carries the gigantic battery (the size of a standard flatbed trailer) and a large solar voltaic array to charge them. An auxiliary wind generator is carried so that when (and if) the truck exceeds 15 mph it will help charge the batteries.

The second trailer would be about the size of a pick-up bed and carry the “goods.”

Now, that’s the future of electric tractor-trailer rigs.


56 posted on 11/28/2012 5:00:36 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Safrguns

just thinking about the amount of electricity that would need to be generated to charge all of the batteries


No problem. Each electric truck would have two trailers instead of one. The first trailer carries the gigantic battery (the size of a standard flatbed trailer) and a large solar voltaic array to charge them. An auxiliary wind generator is carried so that when (and if) the truck exceeds 15 mph it will help charge the batteries.

The second trailer would be about the size of a pick-up bed and carry the “goods.”

Now, that’s the future of electric tractor-trailer rigs.


57 posted on 11/28/2012 5:02:56 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Safrguns

Trains are already electric. In fact they have been ‘hybrid’ since the 40’s. The diesel engines don’t run the wheels, they run generators that in turn supply electric current to electric motors that turn the wheels.......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locomotive#Hybrid_locomotives


63 posted on 11/28/2012 6:17:49 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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