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Eco mania

Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 12:28 am
by minetymenace
Just had a go in this!
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Re: Eco mania

Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 4:11 am
by skippy
Yes! Where is the road test, still being written up I suppose. :lol:

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 5:12 am
by Jack Gifford
Is that any worse than being a passenger on a conventional two-wheeler (if that's possible)? <925

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 7:47 am
by CCM620
that`s from the Swiss company "Peraves",who goes bankrupt last year.In the nineties this vehicle had a BMW motorcycle engine and at last an electric motor.Max.speed on both versions over 150 mph.Google after "Peraves,Monotracer or Ecomobil".

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 12:56 pm
by minetymenace
As for a write-up, I was just taken for a spin round the block. Having had an ff of my own, I thought the roiling handling was similar, the weird thing about this Eco was the undercarriage and the transition between a double sided sidecar and a lean-steer mono-track vehicle.

Inside it is as quiet as a car, foot clutch and hand gear change on the left, bike controls on the right. 1st gear is modded to be a reverse. As with most rear engined ff, it is long, but not too long. I do always wonder if ridden in town , how many cyclists and pedestrians you might get with the out riggers. :shock:

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 7:40 pm
by beat
Hmmmm,---- Ecomobil....

since yesterday we ( me , mi wive and our cat ) are going like this two.
but by four wheels only....
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fuel refilled in KWh's now, not in liters....
beat :lol:

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 9:51 pm
by Ian Hingley
But no Lambda sensor and no blue oil pressure pipe, beat. It'll never catch on ...

:thumb

Ian

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 5:45 pm
by beat
Ian Hingley wrote:no Lambda sensor
wrong Ian, I am shure there is one!
Ian Hingley wrote:no blue oil pressure pipe
can't see the pipes, guess they are black :(

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 11:50 pm
by skippy
Come on Beat, what is the rest of the story and we need the full story.

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 9:05 pm
by beat
skippy wrote: the rest of the story and we need the full story.
ok skipp, it needs one more pictures, so tomorrow I guess I can bring it....

( BTW, there is something small " blue " on it )

:roll:

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 10:02 pm
by beat
ok, the story:

we use to have two cars, one for me to go to work and one for my wife to go to work.
the small one , a Smart I use it, the "bigger", the family car ,a Mercedes A 140 is used by my Hannelore.
the Merc we had to replace now because it was very rusty by 14 years old and 45 000 Km's only !
by counting the costs of repairing just the front brake system ( disc brakes ), I cam to the result as we where spending more monay for repairing then for fuel in this 14 years time :!: :!: :!: :!:
so I was looking for something else but NOT Mercedes !
my dream was a Electric Car, because IMO the time for the piston engine is over, I say, this new DC motors used in modern cars are 10 time better than the fuel / diesel burners.

outgoing from the fallowing facts of main energy consumption in our ( average ) swiss family wich are :
1 Transport 15 000 KWh / year
2. Heating 12 000 KWh / year
3. Hotwater 4 500 KWh / year
4. Electricity 3 800 KWh / year
this is here in Switzerland, - it may be different in the US ore as well different in Africa.

at my home, the really numbers are as fallow:
1. 10 000KWh / year
2. 12 000 KWh / year, - made by Wood = renewable Energy.
3. 4 500 KWh / year, - made by solar panels and Wood = renewable energy.
4. 2 600 KWh / year, - made by 3 800 KWh solar/ photovoltaik cells.
so a leftover of about 1 000 KWh / year is the result.
this means, as a car like the BMW i3+ with a consumption of around 15 KWh / 100 Kms is making 6500 Kms with this leftover power from the houseroof.

now, in our family, we do have a decision about investments in one of this 4 points.
- by new investments they are really sustainable, the costs can be up to 1/3 higher than the common system. -

this is the way it cames to such a thing:
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electric BMW i3 with Range Extender
we got it second hand from a big service station, 8500 Kms on the counter already but - I like it!

this is why it has a battery AND a fuel engine ( by 600 ccm from a BMW scooter ) for a total range of around 300 Kms.

beat :lol:

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 10:47 pm
by minetymenace
You may have holes in your cheese, bu I can't pick holes in your logic!

Electric vehicles may work in a country full of cheap hydro power, where the mountain air is so thin it lets all the suns energy through, but the energy used in putting all those nasty chemicals in a new car is far more than it will ever consume in its lifetime. It may make economic sense, but to be really green you need to stop making new stuff that cannot be repaired and keep the old stuff going.....when your battery wears out, you can't take it to a mate and have it machined, it will end up being flung in a ditch, but as the ditch will be in the far east, who cares? In this country, innefficient power generation, transmission losses and the high cost of anything owned by a big corporation means that in my lifetime I'm going to burn a bit more fossil fuel yet.

(Rant rant....)

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 11:51 pm
by skippy
Thanks Beat Well worked out. In a big country like ours we would need a big battery but they are improving as time goes on.

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:08 pm
by Chris Pellett
Anyone got a picture of the White Helmets Electric BSA B50T that was at Olympia in 1971?

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:16 pm
by midgie
im looking forward to seeing our beat's electric b50!

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:10 pm
by HPbyStan
midgie wrote:im looking forward to seeing our beat's electric b50!
That should make his electric start easier me thinks.

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:58 pm
by beat
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minetymenace wrote:to be really green you need to stop making new stuff that cannot be repaired and keep the old stuff going....
my loved color isn't really green, it is actually blue :oops: .....( stays for hope and future !!)
and yes, keeping old stuff going says something to me......
but, but, but, - some small years ago, they moved everithing on sledges,( lubricating the skid with catrol R ) - until they find out as a WHEEL is doing a better job :!:
so they NOT repaired the sledges anymore,.. lucky ! :thumb
shure, evan today I do move sometime on a sledge ( mostly in Wintertime ) and to work on my B50 I say is mostly a " archeological " work then something else :oops: :oops:

but a new car is something different, I was looking for something " up to date " so to say, not for something where the main system of it is actualy belonging to the Museum :!: :!: :!:

beat :laugh

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 11:34 pm
by skippy
Old is fun and games. New is comfort and relaxing. old Confucius saying :uhu :shock: :roll:

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 11:39 pm
by minetymenace
Which brings me full circle to the fact that the future of motorcycles is ff. :cool:

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:10 pm
by beat
skippy wrote:Old is fun and games.
:thumb :thumb :thumb
minetymenace wrote: the future of motorcycles is ff.
:?: :?: :?: :uhu :uhu

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 10:04 pm
by HPbyStan
beat wrote:
skippy wrote:Old is fun and games.
:thumb :thumb :thumb
minetymenace wrote: the future of motorcycles is ff.
:?: :?: :?: :uhu :uhu
Stan is not a fan of FF (feet forward) bikes as I have problems enough getting my tired old body out of a chair let alone a FF bike.

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 5:10 am
by Jack Gifford
Darn abbreviations; I thought Minety meant 'fossil fuel'...

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 8:29 am
by minetymenace
Stan, have a look at this, I'm not saying I like the shape, but I'm sure you could get in and out of this....

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 10:29 am
by HPbyStan
minetymenace wrote:Stan, have a look at this, I'm not saying I like the shape, but I'm sure you could get in and out of this....
Wow, lots of interesting stuff. What will you kids think of next ?

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:53 am
by Jack Gifford
Imagine the aftermarket re-programming kits that will be marketed- unicycle mode (front or rear wheel), hobby-horse mode for parades, etc... :werd

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:40 pm
by Chris Pellett
Just been reading this:
https://jogler.wordpress.com/part-2-may-july/may-2015/
Full circle to Minety and the Ecomobile

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:15 pm
by beat
beat wrote:Hmmmm,---- Ecomobil....
have done 11 k kms now, looking back to them, - maybe someone is interested of....

at first: I WOULD NOT GO BACK TO SOMETHING ELSE !
using the vehicule for everything, means going to work same as holliday trips.
it is very comfortable, powerful and with handy futures.

plus : 10 000 km done by additional 74.5 liters of fuel ( makes 0.75 L / 100 km av. )
: averidge 16.8 KWh consumption of electric power for 100 km. ( äqu.of 2 L fuel, passing sommer and winter now )
: all the el pow is coming from the house roof, means left over next to the house consumption.


minus : it just comes back from one week in the service department, got new el. engine fixation and a complete new battery set.
( no costs for us, all vent on warranty )
: by cold wetter ( say 0°C ore lower ) the battery lasts for 100 Km only cause of the consumption of the heating system. ( without heating around 180 km )
the fuel generator ( scooter engine ) works well and lasts for a speed of 120 kmh max.

over all, : I WOULD NOT GO BACK TO SOMETHING ELSE!

beat <212

Re: Eco mania

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:34 pm
by minetymenace
Had a spin is an RS4 yesterday. 444 horses 12mpg V8 F-in-H it was quick :shock: . As an electronics engineer specialising in power electronics and batteries, I see both sides of the argument, but I do not sit on the fence.

I love the smell of gasoline in the morning :cool: