Electric Vehicles, Hybrids...Battery tech... Land Air and Sea. Let's See 'em.

Is the internal combustion engine doomed to history

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SAFU

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Some more random pictures as I was putting the bike together.
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Nice bit of engineering! Well done! :) What do you see as the main limiting factor for mileage range? Battery capacity? Motor efficiency? I’ve been reading articles about guys building their own electric bikes lately, there is a lot of information available and off the shelf components. Everyone seems to struggle with range though. It makes you appreciate just how advanced companies like Zero really are.
 

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Nice work @SAFU !
Would love to see a pic of your motor setup.
Direct drive?
And...... Is that a 305 Dream in the back?
Thanks for sharing
 

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Throwing something random in here: a few months back I watched a documentary on Arte TV (in Europe) which mentioned that a French company was building a new coal-fired power station in Chile in order to produce the power for a large open-cast copper mine needed to produce the extra copper required for EVs and for charging stations.

Not really the solution I think.
 

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Nice bit of engineering! Well done! :) What do you see as the main limiting factor for mileage range? Battery capacity? Motor efficiency? I’ve been reading articles about guys building their own electric bikes lately, there is a lot of information available and off the shelf components. Everyone seems to struggle with range though. It makes you appreciate just how advanced companies like Zero really are.

Hey Mailman, the limiting factor for range is the battery chemistry and yes battery capacity, most production EV motorcycles use lithium ion batteries which is more energy dense, I wanted more off the shelf batteries that I am able to pick up from the store easily when first putting the bike together. The range will definitely be significantly extended using Lithium type batteries, but new battery chemistry will also call for compatible battery charger. Also lithium batteries are a lot more expensive. Using Lithium batteries can easily double the cost of what I put into the bike which is about 3k. The motor mounted is an ME1003 which can push equivalent to about 20 or so horsepower which is equivalent to a little more than a 250cc internal combustion engine. Thanks for the interest!
 

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Nice work @SAFU !
Would love to see a pic of your motor setup.
Direct drive?
And...... Is that a 305 Dream in the back?
Thanks for sharing
Yes, it is direct drive DC motor I can post a image later of the motor mounted and the bike in the back is a '67 Honda C110.
 

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That’s very interesting, I wasn’t familiar with graphene , it looks very promising. Apparently it can also be incorporated into lithium ion batteries and it allows them to be charged at a much faster rate with up to triple the battery life. Amazing stuff!

 

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By the end of the decade, Europe could be the world’s second-biggest producer of batteries—and a Swedish startup called Northvolt may be key to its potential rise.

Zoom in: Although founded only six years ago, Northvolt is the leading European battery maker. The company announced three new battery facilities in the first quarter of 2022, including a 60 gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery plant in the northern region of Germany in March.

  • In Sweden, Northvolt plans to build a 50 GWh facility that will supply EV battery cells to Volvo and Polestar and convert a paper mill into a manufacturing plant for cathode active materials and battery cells.
  • So far, it’s raised $6 billion to realize its plans.
All three gigafactories are expected to begin operations by the end of 2025, and manufacturing would ramp up in the years after, bringing Northvolt’s total potential battery production capacity to more than 170 GWh—enough to power at least 1.5 million EVs per year.

Global electric-vehicle sales more than doubled in 2021, and EVs could make up the majority of new cars sold in Europe as soon as 2025, according to a study by Element Energy. That will likely add up to ~6 million new EV sales annually in the region.

Also this; https://insideevs.com/news/576710/vinfast-invest-4billion-usd-new-ev-battery-plant-north-carolina/

and this; https://governor.nc.gov/news/press-...anys-first-north-american-battery-plant-north
I saw a huge new battery plant on the I85 corridor as I drove past last week.
 

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By the end of the decade, Europe could be the world’s second-biggest producer of batteries—and a Swedish startup called Northvolt may be key to its potential rise.

Zoom in: Although founded only six years ago, Northvolt is the leading European battery maker. The company announced three new battery facilities in the first quarter of 2022, including a 60 gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery plant in the northern region of Germany in March.

  • In Sweden, Northvolt plans to build a 50 GWh facility that will supply EV battery cells to Volvo and Polestar and convert a paper mill into a manufacturing plant for cathode active materials and battery cells.
  • So far, it’s raised $6 billion to realize its plans.
All three gigafactories are expected to begin operations by the end of 2025, and manufacturing would ramp up in the years after, bringing Northvolt’s total potential battery production capacity to more than 170 GWh—enough to power at least 1.5 million EVs per year.

Global electric-vehicle sales more than doubled in 2021, and EVs could make up the majority of new cars sold in Europe as soon as 2025, according to a study by Element Energy. That will likely add up to ~6 million new EV sales annually in the region.

Also this; https://insideevs.com/news/576710/vinfast-invest-4billion-usd-new-ev-battery-plant-north-carolina/

and this; https://governor.nc.gov/news/press-...anys-first-north-american-battery-plant-north
I saw a huge new battery plant on the I85 corridor as I drove past last week.
WOW good for North Carolina !
 
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