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    TRANSMISSION (oh, yeah, baby!)

    Right?

    So for those who missed it, we only discussed transmissions for, oh, maybe 5 years? There was good. There was bad. There was ugly.

    However.

    One of the common conclusions seems to have been that maybe a 2-speed transmission would be the ticket. I think Ed liked that idea, and I certainly liked the theory, even if putting it into practice was a little tough.

    WELL now. It seems Porsche likes the idea too: https://www.greencarreports.com/news...0eANy8KZxr0rUo Maybe I'm delusional or idealistic in thinking Porsche knows what they're doing, or could do the modeling better than most, or would do this for strictly performance reasons and not marketing, but whatever...

    Go ahead Ed. If you can't say "I told you so!" with this one, when can you?
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    Looks like Elon took the bait.

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/6/20...hdX9mgAFAxOXhw

    ...it'll be interesting to see the results.
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    I for one am happy to see Tesla getting some real competition that should produce some good future racing events
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    Did someone mention transmissions? Will five-speeds be enough? https://electricmotorcycles.news/thi...se-urban-2020/
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    [sits back and waits for Ted to show up]

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    Like Porsche, GM ran 800 volts, and a gearbox, in their Camaro dragster.

    https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us...29-e-copo.html

    They tried to auction it off recently. Nobody matched their crazy reserve price.

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    And here is another 5-speed Chinese electric motorcycle. Kind of looks a little like a Zero. Top speed is 65 mph, with a range of 93 miles at a speed of 27 mph. It is not clear to me how helpful that 5-speed transmission is with the performance and range of the bike : https://electricmotorcycles.news/eic...t-motorcycles/
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    Interesting..........

    For drag racing where you are not worried about distance and are looking for top speed, yes.

    I think (maybe, possibly, no place to put it) our drag bike could still use a two speed, still not sure if a street version (multiple speeds) is worth the battery losses and weight.

    CVT? (Or for a EV a non clutch CVT?)

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