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by Ali Tait
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: The Other 13E1 SE-OTL
Replies: 130
Views: 9537

Re: The Other 13E1 SE-OTL

Looking good Ray, very tidy as usual.
by Ali Tait
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

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by Ali Tait
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

Re: Nothing In Particular

Well it all went pear shaped lol. No Lexus, and the XF had sold and so had the Merc I had my eye on, so picking up a 535d tomorrow.
by Ali Tait
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

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Still quite pokey though i’d imagine?

Still tempted by the XF though. Just waiting for the garage to get back to me, if they can’t source a Lexus, I’ll take the XF they have in stock.
by Ali Tait
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

Re: Nothing In Particular

Yes most likely. What size engine in the Prius?
by Ali Tait
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

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The cells are the same AFAIK.
by Ali Tait
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

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I've read a few articles on ionic fluids, seems it could perhaps be a viable fuel in the future.
https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/qua ... irst-drive
https://www.nanoflowcell.com/
by Ali Tait
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

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I also spend a goodly amount of time in stop start traffic, which with a light foot I can run purely on batteries. Not sure it'll work quite like that. Yes the hybrid plant switches off when you come to a halt, and mine will run on the battery upto about 25mph if I'm light on the accelerator. But t...
by Ali Tait
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

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Good points. But some forms of electricity generation are, that's the point. I would have thought it would make more sense to synthesize gasoline instead of liquid hydrogen. Spooky, I was only wondering the other day, if it were possible using eg. solar energy, to create petrol from raw materials i...
by Ali Tait
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

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From what I can see that Lexus is similar to the 330e, in my case BECAUSE of the miles I do, neither makes a lot of sense, most of the journey would be not using the battery, so not much of an overall gain. The Tesla 3 on the other hand, with my 80 miles a day makes more sense as the saving in fuel...
by Ali Tait
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

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Pretty well if you charge it at work. :D
by Ali Tait
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

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From what I can see that Lexus is similar to the 330e, in my case BECAUSE of the miles I do, neither makes a lot of sense, most of the journey would be not using the battery, so not much of an overall gain. The Tesla 3 on the other hand, with my 80 miles a day makes more sense as the saving in fuel...
by Ali Tait
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

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Would think about a Tesla myself if I didn't do the miles I do. As it is I’m looking at a Lexus GS450h as my next runabout. Doing some digging, it appears Lexus battery faults are very rare even in older cars, and there are third party solutions that are much cheaper than the main stealer in any cas...
by Ali Tait
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

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Ant wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:49 am
Southerness, about 20 miles southwest of dumfries on the solway firth
Nice part of the world.
by Ali Tait
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10618
Views: 717214

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Where are you Ant?