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1968 Australian Video on Electric cars #664885
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWcy2HgTjCA

Great video and nice to see all those cars that are now classics. Australia certainly have a different style of cars to the rest of the world, sort of like small American cars in my opinion but I am sure others have a different opinion.

The interesting thing about this video that made me laugh is at 3:24 "We're just waiting for a break though in Batteries, in 1.5 to 2 years there will be a break though and we will get the range etc. " So by 1970 we should have had lots of electric cars. The question is whether Elon Musk is closer to the break though in Batteries we are waiting for than this guy was in 1968.

Based on 64 years old the motor in his car must have been made in 1904.

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Re: 1968 Australian Video on Electric cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #664892
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And the same sales pitch of no pollution with magic power stations & lead acid batteries which are green.


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Re: 1968 Australian Video on Electric cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #664901
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Interesting thing about electrically driven vehicles is that they date from the early 1800s so pre-date ICEs historically.

Comments in other threads imply that they are new fangled things that don't suit the trad feel of our cars. Yes, the problem is batteries but I guess that the development of ICEs for road vehicles made further work on them after the late 19th cent less of a priority. The developing performance capability of ICEs through the 20th cent ensured that even less development of batteries for car use took place, hence the irony of the comments in the video.

I am not necessarily a wholehearted supporter of EVs just yet as I don't think we have addressed the true sustainability and whole life cost issues of the use of batteries but I am increasingly looking at them as an interesting source of power with a longer history than ICEs


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Re: 1968 Australian Video on Electric cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #664910
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I'm sure it's been mentioned on here before but the first Land Speed Record was held by an electric car ..... for the first few years of LSR electric cars featured several times .... development of the IC engine moved on and the electrics disappeared from the scene ..... as have the IC cars latterly as pure jets now dominate the absolute records.

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Originally Posted by Rob Thornton
Interesting thing about electrically driven vehicles is that they date from the early 1800s so pre-date ICEs historically.

Comments in other threads imply that they are new fangled things that don't suit the trad feel of our cars. Yes, the problem is batteries but I guess that the development of ICEs for road vehicles made further work on them after the late 19th cent less of a priority. The developing performance capability of ICEs through the 20th cent ensured that even less development of batteries for car use took place, hence the irony of the comments in the video.

I am not necessarily a wholehearted supporter of EVs just yet as I don't think we have addressed the true sustainability and whole life cost issues of the use of batteries but I am increasingly looking at them as an interesting source of power with a longer history than ICEs


Agreed but hydrogen / fuel cells should be the way to go.


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Re: 1968 Australian Video on Electric cars [Re: ChrisConvertible] #664931
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I am not knowledgeable enough to comment on fuel cells but I was just pondering whether the fact that electric motors had a long and interesting developmental history rather than a recent phenomenon might sway people's opinions a little. I was using the word 'interesting' in that context.


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Understood. I think electric vehicles have a long history too. In the first part of last century Birmingham council burned waste to make power to drive electric rubbish carts.

Come the 60s it all stopped for land fill.


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