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    Electric Vehicles etc

    Huge variables in the range game, speed is no 1 - i.e. slower = more range, but terrain, wind, road conditions (makes a surprisingly large difference), rain, tyre pressure, weight of cargo etc etc all factors - having said that if you drive similar routes regularly most of those variables are...
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    Electric Vehicles etc

    It's actually very good in low traction environments isn't it, very predictable.
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    Newly Released eBikes and eComponents General

    I ride with a couple who have one each!
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    Electric Vehicles etc

    Decent MTB van
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    Electric Vehicles etc

    Tend to agree here, that MG4 above has a dual motor variant just released in China with apparently 450HP and potentially under $60K - I think much cheaper to make a powerful electric motor compared to comparable ICE. Haven't let my 17 yo behnd the wheel of the Tesla yet albeit it's probably...
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    WA Riders

    Glad you managed to get out there hope you didn't get too wet!
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    WA Riders

    Have sent a message.
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    Electric Vehicles etc

    another technicality but that looks underground maybe there is an underground lithium mine somewhere but all the ones in WA are open-cut and relative to things like the super pit (gold) and various iron ore mines relatively small. I've always thought the lithium mining is bad element of these...
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    WA Riders

    So from Trail Forks near the camel farm Depends what you like, if you are keen on something that is more technical and difficult (and less sanctioned) than the Kalamunda circuit trails you could head down Chubby Shuffle Bypass to the Valley, trails like drift pig, wild boar, pretty fly have a...
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    Newly Released eBikes and eComponents General

    26 kg for mid spec....very heavy and looks like it is too for mind.
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    Electric Vehicles etc

    Oh another story, old boss of mine had a 928 S4 a long time ago, he bought it new for way too much and it was an absolute lemon, porsche reluctantly replaced the engine twice! He was without it for months at a time, and eventually sold it when he was till having problems after 18 months. So I...
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    Electric Vehicles etc

    I have spent waaaaay too much time in tesla forums and the only significant issues I am aware of locally have been people waiting for parts recently due to accidents. So although I have had zero issues with mine, and same for the three other people I know in our neighbourhood who have one. The...
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    Plastic bags, climate change, renewable energy,

    The internet has been great for spreading both information and misinformation - trouble is that much like old mate most people love to reinforce a view they already hold (heard from their friend etc) and thus seek out support for that view. Of course whatever view that is will find support in...
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    Electric Vehicles etc

    As a model 3 driver, I would suggest Elon's self-driving ambitions outstrip the cars' current capabilities albeit I have not purchased the IMHO erroneously named full self drive. Unusual line marking easily confuses the car. The actual full self driving trial cars have way more in the way of...
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    Newly Released eBikes and eComponents General

    Has anyone posted this one up? Maybe I missed it, another Fazua 60 bike, the relay looks better to me but plenty of Pivot fans around
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