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by russbost
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hi ...I cant stay away from here ..and I'm looking at a Leaf
Replies: 5
Views: 13883

Re: Hi ...I cant stay away from here ..and I'm looking at a

Down to £21k now for a 2011 with 11,000 miles on!! :shock:
or £22k with just 1100 miles on! Not sure what this says about the Leaf, but I'd have to say it's not looking like a good investment at £30k!
by russbost
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: How good are modern PV panels in cloudy/shady conditions?
Replies: 11
Views: 28969

How good are modern PV panels in cloudy/shady conditions?

I've tried all the usual Google searches & all I come up with is that "Yes, solar panels do work in cloudy conditions though not as well as in full sun" there is also a suggestion that they actually might work better in thin cloud where light is spread diversely particularly if your ar...
by russbost
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Aixam info
Replies: 0
Views: 8687

Aixam info

I'm new to all this & notice there's not much info on here re the Aixam. I was wondering how similar the construction of the 500cc diesel car is to the electric ones? I understand they are built on an aluminium frame with plastic body, are the frames the same for the 2 vehicles? Is there any cra...
by russbost
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Using Prius for parts?
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Using Prius for parts?

Wasn't quite sure where to post this. I note you can buy a complete useable Prius for less than £2k, I seem to remember the motor is quite powerful (80Hp?) - no way you could buy a motor of that power for under £2k in the UK (please correct me if I'm wrong) - I wonder how well this motor would work ...
by russbost
Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: General battery info
Replies: 2
Views: 7151

General battery info

Following on from the "Poor Battery Life" thread - i will show my ignorance here as I had thought a 200 ah battery was just that, I didn't realise this was only the case at relatively low discharge rates - obviously not going to be generally applicaple to EV's. How do LiPo & LiFe compa...

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