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  1. Neil Edmunds

    Neil Edmunds ODSC Executive

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    hverbakel ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Pretty cool, and makes so much sense.
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    jimdenton ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Moto OK maybe ,offroad 6 hours ? Noise is a problem in both ways ,too loud and you piss off everybody. Too quiet other riders do not hear you coming ,hikers dog walkers have panic attacks . Some countries have legislated minimum noise levels on electric cars.
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    On a side note, I went looking into what is available for electric ATVs, because with my ATV riding style (mostly rock crawling), I wouldn't need all that much range (40 to 60km would be lots), but silent climbing would rock.

    Unfortunately what is available so far is much heavier, has less clearance, doesn't have enough range, and is much too expensive, so I will stick with gas until that improves.

    This bike looks great, and riding quiet is great -- I have an offroad e-mountain bike, 1000w and can reach 60kph... it is a hoot on single track. As far as sneaking up on people with an electric bike... I have a bell on mine, so when I am far back I ding the bell to let people know I'm heading that way; but where I ride there are rarely any people anyway so it is not a big issue.
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    taylorericjohn ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Very cool! I am really intrigued by electric vehicles. My wife's next vehicle will most likely be electric and I would love to say my next truck will be too but I am not seeing the range I need yet. (7-800km pulling a trailer)

    I live the sound of a bike as much as the next guy but I definitely don't hate the idea of an electric bike in my future!
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    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    TEJ;
    To get a truck with that range and load is crazy, man. With DC/Level 3 charging, you could have a very reasonable F150 Lightning and spend 30 minutes charging to near max at the 3-400 km distance. That's a coffee and croissant while the truck re-fuels. Otherwise, I predict you'll need a truck with about 1200 km range, unloaded. That will be mega-heavy and mega-expensive. My i3 BMW goes from 20 to 80% on DC/3 in about 15 to 20 minutes.

    Have fun with your dreams though!

    Bruce
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    Oh I hear that! A dream for sure. Unfortunately even the range on the F-150 isn't seeing 3-400 km dragging a trailer. I think they are hoping for a 450-500 km range with nothing in tow. Which for the everyday pickup driver is lots. Slap a trailer behind it and that is going to be 250km or less. Adding a 30 min every 2-2.5hrs makes a big difference while driving around doing deliveries or going to a trade show. Honestly even if I could get to 600km pulling a trailer I would probably pull the trigger on a lightning.
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    Chef ODSC Executive

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    The stark looks interesting. More about what is becoming possible as technology advances on the electric scene.. sur Ron has the storm bee coming out also. My concern would be parts. It won’t be long and all the major manufacturers will be on board.
    I purchased a Ktm freeride e this fall and have put over 30 hours on it in the single track. Range is the major issue. I can get 30-35 km on the bike but that is riding it very hard. It is probably the most fun bike I’ve ever ridden. The power is smooth and controllable with tons of torque and the bike is more flickable than a 125 due to the lack of rotating mass The only thing I’ve had to do is adjust the chain. Charging works out to about 60 cents to fully charge the battery. Once they get the real time battery life to 2.5 -3 hours on these bikes it will be a real game changer.
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    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    Hey, TEJ...check out some of the latest Audi YouTube shots of the e-Tron towing an...wait for it...electric trailer. Yes, why can't your trailer be electrified, driven, and managed by the CPU in the tow vehicle? Now, you can tow proportional to your braking capabilities...you no longer have to count on the lead vehicle to be so massive. That means it can be "smaller" for non-towing times.

    Brilliant!

    Bruce
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    this just doesn't make any sense too me
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    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    That's pretty cool! To bad the heads at Erwin Hymer here were criminals, maybe we would have got a crack at it in Canada!