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Old 01-30-2019, 10:49 AM   #1
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Battery Power Taking Over


https://electrek.co/2019/01/29/cater...TVIH_mbjEIqayc

I guess Tesla was only the beginning.
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Pretty Amazing !

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I never would have guessed that heavy equipment would move over to electric before the majority of passenger vehicles.

I remember seeing somewhere that the worlds biggest excavator ran off electric, but that was actually hooked up to power lines.
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All electric transit bus in my city. Article says much less maint.


http://www.rhinotimes.com/news/dont-...ere-next-week/
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Cool.

I'm curious how they would recharge onsite.
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I never would have guessed that heavy equipment would move over to electric before the majority of passenger vehicles.

I remember seeing somewhere that the worlds biggest excavator ran off electric, but that was actually hooked up to power lines.
After all, first hybrids were locomotives, followed by mega dump trucks.

(diesel over electric motor)

The excavator we had here in Oxford was powered by overhead lines. It was an awesome sight to behold.
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I'm on the road so much I need to be able to gas and go I can't be waiting around for a vehicle to charge.

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Cool.

I'm curious how they would recharge onsite.
A little math tells me they need about a 100A service to fully recharge overnight.
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The article said you could get 5-7hrs day out of the charge. Pretty amazing.
I could see where they would create a battery platform where you could change out the power pack like a battery in a saw.
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The article said you could get 5-7hrs day out of the charge. Pretty amazing.

I could see where they would create a battery platform where you could change out the power pack like a battery in a saw.
I used to swap out batteries on lift trucks not a fun task.

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Cool.

I'm curious how they would recharge onsite.
Here's from the mfg website. Quick chargers are lowered to the top of the bus. Can use plug in too. Local article here mentioned the roof charging --- 8 min to get what it needs. Occurs at the central terminal here as all routes pass through it.

A lot of other interesting stuff on the mfg's website also.


https://www.proterra.com/technology/chargers/
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A little math tells me they need about a 100A service to fully recharge overnight.

Center color column -- bottom of page -- from the mfg

https://www.proterra.com/technology/chargers/
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Center color column -- bottom of page -- from the mfg

https://www.proterra.com/technology/chargers/
That's a pretty specialized depot charger. Much much more than you'd get out of an on site charger on a 100A electric service, which would provide about 20KW.

Cool stuff though.
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Really cool a battery powered Caterpillar, hopefully Boeing can use the same for a 747 that way I will not need to take the train to Hawaii lets just hope we have some way to produce all the electricity we need for all this
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lets just hope we have some way to produce all the electricity we need for all this
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