Discussion in 'PSN General' started by dmcallis, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. dmcallis

    dmcallis Licensed Racer

    Not too bad. $13000 home-built/rebuilt car doing reasonable highway speeds on real roads. i.e. not hypermileing...

    was purpose built, so not a daily-driver by any means (it's gutted....)

    Getting there though. If solid-state lithium batteries do live up to the promise over the lithium-ion batteries (double the energy density, double the charge per weight and being IMPOSSIBLE to make them burn (Note 7, looking at you, etc.)) we could be looking at 450-500 mile-per-charge factory cars. Solid lithium batteries charge faster too, a lot faster. And are a lot easier to produce than Graphine...
    So then cars like this would be doing 1200 miles instead of kilometers... without "breaking a sweat."

    As I said, the tech is getting there...
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  2. MasterGT

    MasterGT Moderator Staff Member

    Backyard techies were working on electric cars back in the 1970s. Imagine where we would be if the manufacturers were also working continuously on the technology through to today.
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  3. nuTTTz

    nuTTTz Administrator Staff Member

    Continuation of the GM EV program alone would have seen us further ahead than we are now.
  4. MasterGT

    MasterGT Moderator Staff Member

    The electric RAV4 also was ended short, but these were both false starts headed toward hybrids, not electrics.

    Shortsighted moves.
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  5. dmcallis

    dmcallis Licensed Racer

    Doug on the 918 spider.
  6. dmcallis

    dmcallis Licensed Racer

    So, interesting day today. Long story short form, suffered extreme vertigo this morning to the point of nausea, related to near complete sudden hearing loss in right ear. Spent pretty much entire day at the doctors offices.

    Had planned to continue progress towards the 1MM GTSport will let you carry over to the full game. No progress today, and probably none tomorrow as I'll be on a medicine which "will make you jittery..." Doesn't sound good for driving... Will be on this for 12 days, so the opening of the game will be affected also... At least I was able to do 500kMM, so it wasn't a complete loss...

    Hopefully, the meds will deal with the vertigo and restore what hearing I had in that ear. The world is still swimming a bit even now.

    I live an interesting life as in that old supposed "Chinese curse -- May you live in interesting times..."
  7. Stephen1300

    Stephen1300 Licensed Racer

    Some lives are more "interesting" than others. I hope you do better soon DM.
  8. oldboy1943

    oldboy1943 Licensed Racer

    Get well soon DM.
  9. dmcallis

    dmcallis Licensed Racer

    Thanks for the well-wishes, guys. Vertigo minor today and comes and goes. I was able to do a bit between waves.

    Hard to do much when nothing will stay still in your sight. In a between phase right now, so I can read and type, such as my typing is... :)
  10. wyldanimal

    wyldanimal Licensed Racer

    DM, I hope the Meds work and give back your hearing, and take away the vertigo.
    I'm looking forward to all of us, racing on Gt Sport.
    Get Well my friend.
  11. MiamiPhill

    MiamiPhill TPRA Staff

    Bummer, get well soon DM.

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