Power in Flux

What's on your mind?


[140]

Live Feed

TorgueRPM replied to the thread 11KWh 115V battery pack $1500.
" Still available? "

5 Days Ago

Richard230 created the thread Anyone for Cake?.
" Here is a Cake designed for the delivery of stacks of pizza boxes: https://thepack.news/cake-at-ces-202...-applications/ "

1 Week Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Lightning LS-218 Delivery Experience.
"
Quote Originally Posted by mulockmic464 View Post
A. And such good conditions do not allow us to race trucks, although the power is there.
Looks like trucks race pretty well to me LOLhttps://youtu.be/xgwtWoyQibY

I would like to see a Tesla cybertruck included!! "

2 Weeks Ago

Craig replied to the thread My first Hybrid-Electric Moto build - Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
" I ended up building a "hybrid" motorcycle back in 2019 as part of a school project. I put "hybrid" in quotations since I was not able to engineer the bike to run on the ICE while also battery. This bike will run full electric till depleted and then park, the generator turns on an recharges the bike. I realize this is a bit counter productive. Ideally it would be able to use battery until depleted and then the ICE generator would be able to run and power the bike (while staying mobile). My bike was not designed to that level of engineering but holds the principles that it could be accomplished with some additional systems. Anyways, I ended up using a 2010 Triumph America chassis, the electronics from a 2010 Zero S (batteries, motor, controller, etc.), a 4kW generac generator, custom made aluminum 72 tooth rear sprocket, cycle analyst, the Zero's Delta q charger, and a Meanwell RSP 3000 (Which I didn't end up using). With a 17 tooth front sprocket it ended up reaching a top speed of 81km/h. In total, it travelled 22.24km, at an average of 57.43 km/h and consumed 1891.5Wh. While maintaining 80km/h, the motor required 6338W and consumed 79.17Wh/km. These batteries unfortunately were tired and so only at about approximately 50% their original capacity.

This was a very fun project, I learned a lot, and was a really fun bike to ride! Unfortunately the bike has sat since, and now the battery pack has low voltage and not accepting a charge. It would be a really cool project to throw some leaf packs or newer technology into the bike but for now I do not have the time or money to do so. If anyone locally is interested in seeing it or purchasing the bike (for parts or upgrade) I'd be more than happy to connect. I also have plenty of pictures etc. happy to share.

Keep building and enjoying friends! "

2 Weeks Ago

Richard230 created the thread Car and Driver travels 1000 miles driving 11 EV's.
" Here is an interesting and entertaining article. Last summer Car and Driver magazine took 11 EV cars and went on a 1000-mile trip across four states to check how feasible it was to travel long distances quickly with the current state of electric cars and charging stations available. Here is a link to the article, which contains a YouTube video should you rather watch the trip instead of reading about it (or you could do both): https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...distance-race/ "

3 Weeks Ago

Warren replied to the thread H-D to go public with their LiveWire electric motorcycle brand.
" I grew up in Wisconsin. Went to the Harley plant on a school field trip. They were antiquated even then. Harley customers are all about nostalgia. They would have more success bringing out a steam powered Harley. "

3 Weeks Ago

Richard230 replied to the thread H-D to go public with their LiveWire electric motorcycle brand.
" Here is another article regarding this deal and the hoped-for LiveWire company's future. If you ask me, these guys are dreaming:
https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...-in-five-years "

4 Weeks Ago

Richard230 created the thread Scaroibu Motorcycles motorbike concept.
" Here is an Italian electric motorbike startup concept with an electronic power controller that mimics a manual transmission which is looking for investors The article includes a slick introduction video: https://thepack.news/the-new-italian...-on-indiegogo/ "

4 Weeks Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Stark Varg !.
" Here's another more in depth look at this amazing bike:
https://youtu.be/ozEEvlgtTPE

Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk "

4 Weeks Ago

Stevo created the thread Stark Varg !.
" This looks like fun!
https://youtu.be/PzFnHlQ93Tw

Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk "

4 Weeks Ago

Warren replied to the thread H-D to go public with their LiveWire electric motorcycle brand.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post
Your guess is as good as mine. And my guess is that H-D is squeezing the LiveWire project for everything it is worth to finance further development of their money-making ICE V-twins.
As a former Wisconsinite...Yeah, you betcha! "

4 Weeks Ago

Richard230 replied to the thread H-D to go public with their LiveWire electric motorcycle brand.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
My question is that is this the best HD can do after eating and digesting Alta?
Your guess is as good as mine. And my guess is that H-D is squeezing the LiveWire project for everything it is worth to finance further development of their money-making ICE V-twins. "

14 December 2021

Stevo replied to the thread H-D to go public with their LiveWire electric motorcycle brand.
" My question is that is this the best HD can do after eating and digesting Alta? "

14 December 2021

Richard230 created the thread H-D to go public with their LiveWire electric motorcycle brand.
" Motorcycle.com has just published an article regarding H-D going public with their LiveWire electric motorcycle company. Here is their financing plan, which frankly I don't really understand:

ABIC will put in $400 million (held in trust, pending no redemptions from its shareholders), with Harley-Davidson and Kymco each investing $100 million. Harley-Davidson will retain a 74% equity interest in LiveWire. ABICís shareholders will hold 17.3% equity, with Kymco holding about 4.3%. ABICís founders John Garcia and Michele Giddens will also hold about 4.3% between them. Jochen Zeitz, Harley-Davidsonís chairman and chief executive officer, will hold the same positions with LiveWire for up to two years following the transaction, with Ryan Morrissey serving as the companyís president.

And here is a link to the long article regarding this story should you want to try to know more regarding this business and financing plan. To me it sounds like a huge amount of spin. Enough to make the LiveWire take off like a helicopter.

https://www.motorcycle.com/features/...owertrain.html "

13 December 2021

Stevo replied to the thread Not Elmoto, but battery knowledge and experience needed.
" I'm definitely no battery expert! Maybe some of the diy ev car sites can be helpful...
Here's a forum I've checked out that someone maybe able to help answer some of your q's:
https://www.diyelectriccar.com/forum...-and-builds.2/ "

07 December 2021

Stevo replied to the thread Cyber+ pay to play.
" I guess they aren't charging enough for their bikes to offer something that already exists as a standard feature. Its not like its costing them any more on the production side of things. This kind of corporate mentality will end up biting them in the ass in the long term, in my opinion. "

07 December 2021

Richard230 replied to the thread Cyber+ pay to play.
" I was fascinated to read that all you need to get heated grips on the new Zero models was a firmware download. Apparently, all the 2022 Zeros have heat panels molded into their grips, which can be turned on by just a over-the-air firmware download after paying the Cyber+ store for the firmware upgrade. "

06 December 2021