GM's new elctric motors

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    We've reach the point in the discussion where we cherry pick links I see. See post 29 ;)

    I'm sure more of the like minded will chime in for your circle jerk though, have fun.
     
  2. SPG

    SPG Bumblebee Builder

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    dude, it's a wikipedia page, how the hell is that cherry picking.
    For someone so gung-ho about not derailing the thread you did that a long ass time ago at the very start lol.
    This was just about electric motors and GM putting more emphasis on them.
     
  3. Todd80Z28

    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hit me with some non-cherry picked facts. Maybe capital costs of Nuclear vs. other sources. Maybe Levelized-Cost-of-Electricity from both new and old plants vs other technologies. Maybe dig a little and see what France is doing about new nuclear, since they run the largest share of their grid with nuclear. Snoop around some. Easier to whine about hippies I reckon.

    On the subject- I was a bit disappointed to see so many of the electric powertrains shaped suspiciously like engines... which means they aren't going to bother with any chassis redesigns for optimal layout, which means it's really a half-hearted effort. Old, big companies have trouble figuring out inflection points I suppose. Plus I think they made a big snafu hitching a wagon to Nikola.
    Mining is going to hold the whole transition up for a while though. And we're yet to see how long the batteries REALLY last.
     
  4. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I think Biker is talking about Fusion... The other “nuclear” energy.

    Hydrogen to Helium + ENERGY

    We just haven’t figured out how to use fusion on a small, “useful” scale.
    Mr. Fusion style.

    Humanity has only figured out to destroy things with it. :screwup:
     
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    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    LOL we haven't figured out how to use fusion on any scale except one.
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    Been there, also was at Shippingport, not while it was operational, during the decommissioning. I will tell you this, Nuclear Plants are clean like an operating room, Coal Plants are so dirty that you might as well throw your clothes away after working in them for a month.
     
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    BARNFIND Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Nuclear plants use Fission not Fusion.
     
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    All this stuff is interesting. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200309-are-small-nuclear-power-plants-safe-and-efficient talks about smaller scale, safer, cheaper nuclear.

    New advances in hydrogen:
    https://www.vox.com/energy-and-envi...drogen-fuel-technology-economy-hytech-storage

    And to Terry's point, nuclear fusion is the process the sun uses to produce helium and energy by fusing hydrogen atoms. Fission is what our reactors currently do, but fusion can produce more energy. We just can't do it like the sun does. Yet.
     
  9. BonzoHansen

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    They won't let you cut down trees or manage forests. See California...
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    Exactly! Plastic water bottles and compost go in the top, and free hippy power comes out the bottom.
     

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