Finally, an American car to be proud of again

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Re: Finally, an American car to be proud of again

Post by FalcoColumbarius » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:03 pm

glenn wrote:Or, locally we could just use this image:
Truly, this picture reminds me of my old EGR valve.

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Re: Finally, an American car to be proud of again

Post by nxski » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:44 pm

FalcoColumbarius wrote:
glenn wrote:Or, locally we could just use this image:
Truly, this picture reminds me of my old EGR valve.

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Dirty and something you want removed, or recirculating exhaust gases?
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nxski wrote:
FalcoColumbarius wrote:
glenn wrote:Or, locally we could just use this image:
Truly, this picture reminds me of my old EGR valve.

Falco.
Dirty and something you want removed, or recirculating exhaust gases?
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Re: Finally, an American car to be proud of again

Post by nxski » Thu May 02, 2013 2:07 pm

http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/04/bm ... -solution/

This is a neat concept, still lacking on numbers though. I'd be interested to see what BMW boasts.
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Re: Finally, an American car to be proud of again

Post by glenn » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:13 am

Tesla will set up a supercharger network in major US cities and Canada over the next 6 months. What’s great about these superchargers is that charging will be free indefinitely for Tesla owners. Under 1/2 an hour for 3 hours of driving. The super charger stations are solar powered. Pretty awesome. Now that are CO2 levels are up to 400ppm, the highest they have been in 3 million years, it's good to see electric is becoming viable.
Incidentally, 400ppm puts us on track for a 2 Celcius temperature change in the next 15years - which would mean thawing of the permafrost and massive amounts of methane and CO2 being released from that which will accelerate further warming. Goodbye Richmond.

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Post by nxski » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:23 am

Ok, I'm warming to the idea now as a city commuter. That's still a lot longer than fueling, but not bad and definitely less expensive. I've seen a lot more of their cars on the road which is a good sign. Have you checked out their new motorcycle? That sounds like an amazing machine, I wonder about the safety of a noiseless bike though.
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Post by psilosin » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:38 pm

CO2 levels are not quite up to 400ppm yet...at least in the Okanagan. I've got two Li-Cor LI6400 gas exchange systems that both hover around 390ppm C02 in the reference chambers. If I look at my data files from 2002 they hovered around 370ppm. :shock:

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Post by glenn » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:59 pm

I think the 400 ppm is as measured in mauna loa in Hawaii. Regardless, there is good reason to be alarmed. Here is what 10 NASA scientists think.
http://climate.nasa.gov/400ppmquotes/

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Re: Finally, an American car to be proud of again

Post by nxski » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:40 pm

Interesting data from a climate change course I'm taking through the University of Melbourne. Keep in mind that their electricity is provided by burning coal.
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Re: Finally, an American car to be proud of again

Post by glenn » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:04 am

interesting - goes to show the best thing we can do is walk more.

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Re: Finally, an American car to be proud of again

Post by FalcoColumbarius » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:23 pm

glenn wrote:interesting - goes to show the best thing we can do is walk more. ...
That and drive diesels.

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