Article: FLW & the world's oldest running electric car

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DavidC
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Article: FLW & the world's oldest running electric car

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(see: 3rd down - The 1896 Roberts Electric)

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Tom
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Electric car in 1896
Forward looking I'd say
See thread:
"Charles E. Robets gets a Room"

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And over one hundred years later we have this backward thinking moron, still placing the interests of the oil companies above people and the future.

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... n-new-deal

Editors note:
“There is no such mention of any attempt to limit the number of cars a family might have (or to limit the number of cars or vehicles) in the full text of the Green New Deal..�

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Get off the soapbox, Peter.

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How can we talk about the future or history of the electric car without being reminded of the recent events? There have been dozens of discussions about cars here in the past, mostly concerned with which are the most beautiful. Little attention has been paid to the problems they have created, or what solutions might benefit the future of humanity.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... 0-per-cent

Roderick- Please take up your censorship concerns with the administrators of this site. You have not written the rules, are not a one man police force, nor are you an authority in any position to command others to obey. Until I am reprimanded by the administrators, I will continue to post what I find to be relevant.

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Pardon me while I pompously post, perched atop an elitist soap box. I have a vague memory of days when our country was considered the gold standard in terms of its citizens having access to innovative technology. Or am I dreaming? “Socialist� Norway can afford and deliver this, while we settle for rusty, dusty crumbs from the Eisenhower era. It’s odd that our politicians repeatedly remind us we are the richest nation on earth.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/02/70913128 ... s-in-march

“..with help from lucrative government incentives for owners of electric vehicles.� And who knows? Maybe these cars will be available in the various shades of Cherokee Red! I’m sure that some Norwegians buy these as status symbols or because it’s simply a trend, but maybe other rational citizens actually believe that it will benefit not just Norwegians, but all of us.

But it’s not just rich Scandinavia, look at what’s happening in China: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46745472

We better start swimming or we’ll sink like a stone..

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"The tires they are a'changin..."

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Ha!

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:)

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Or, to address the most recent inexplicable statement regarding wind energy,

“The Cancer My Friend, is Blowing in the Wind�.

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Re: Article: FLW & the world's oldest running electric car

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DavidC wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:54 am
(see: 3rd down - The 1896 Roberts Electric.)

David
This vehicle never went into production, but was instead used to toodle around the Salvesen family estate in Scotland. The cart not only required a steersman in the front, but also a boilerman-stoker in the back to operate the rear-mounted coil-fired boiler.

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Re: Article: FLW & the world's oldest running electric car

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golddyfrance wrote:
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:40 am
DavidC wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:54 am
(see: 3rd down - The 1896 Roberts Electric.)

David
This vehicle never went into production, but was instead used to toodle around the Salvesen family estate in Scotland. The cart not only required a steersman in the front, but also a boilerman-stoker in the back to operate the rear-mounted coil-fired boiler.
Electric cars have had an interesting history.As EVs run on electricity, they have no exhaust and do not contain parts like the fuel.

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Peripherally related is an electric hybrid from a few years later (1900). Ferdinand Porsche developed his "Mixt" runabout for the Lohner company in Vienna, and raced it himself at hillclimbs. A gas engine drove an electrical generator, which in turn drove electric motors at the wheel hubs. You could say he was about a hundred years ahead of his time. In 1955, Porsches were featured at the Park Avenue showroom of Max Hoffman, designed by another man who was way ahead of his time.


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