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    Congratulations B.M. you just invented perpetual motion.
    It's not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. The hundred-times-refuted theory of "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    Congratulations B.M. you just invented perpetual motion.
    My pleasure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    And if they ran a generator off each wheel of their EV they could recharge the battery as they travelled and not need to use mains power at all.
    By then, of course, you would be using more battery power to run the generators to generate power to run the generators. Somehow I don't think that would be very efficient.

    There is no such thing as perpetual motion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    By then, of course, you would be using more battery power to run the generators to generate power to run the generators. Somehow I don't think that would be very efficient.

    There is no such thing as perpetual motion.
    Really zqwerty told me I'd invented it.

    Anyway, why would I be using power to run the generators? They are permanent magnet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    I have a friend who is an auto electrician who has now repaired 2 Tesla's and has sworn never to work on another one due to the very substandard in his words build quality.
    correct. well known that telsa cars are pretty mediocre quality wise. they just do not have the car making experience that the existing manufactures have.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    And if they ran a generator off each wheel of their EV they could recharge the battery as they travelled and not need to use mains power at all.
    that actually have that generator built in.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    A long extension cord would be the answer.

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    Just use petrol, it was found to be the best solution to the problem of portable fuel storage re weight vs power density/safety/price years ago and that hasn't changed.

    Stacking hundreds of cells in series to make one huge battery, around 400 volts in effect, is a really bad, ugly solution to the problem of portable safe long distance transportation.
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    Cracked it this time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Cracked it this time!
    you think its funny, but NZ Govt deptments are allready doing this !!!!
    Buying a EV to use in remote locations (just so stupid), so its charged off their diesel generator.

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