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This could hurt Nikola...

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by Ciaopec, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. kort677

    kort677 Active Member

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    good for them, any and all advances benefit everyone
     
  2. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

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    If a country the size of Germany requires "only" an estimated 4,000km of wires, can you imagine how much the US would require?
     
  3. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

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    Wonder what the max speed would be?
     
  4. Ciaopec

    Ciaopec Member

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    Trains that use a catanary system are only track limited on speed so one might assume trucks would be limited only to max road speed.
     
  5. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    Um, why not just use trains and only use trucks for the last 50 miles?
     
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  6. int32_t

    int32_t Tesla Spotter

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    Mind. Blown. But seriously, this is a wayyy better idea than stuffing coils under the pavement and hoping some radiated energy makes it into your battery ... :p

    Ironically Edmonton recently ditched their electric trolley bus fleet and ripped out all the overhead wires. Too bad. They didn't look fast, but those were buses you didn't try to race from a stoplight! :eek:

    If you're concerned about speed limits of the catenary equipment, I'm pretty certain Japan's bullet trains use a very similar technology. Spot the overhead wires in that photo. :)
     

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