Weight is the common theme of any battery-electric vehicles. In the car
sector, a compact car like a Tesla 3 weighs at least half a tonne more than
its ICE equivalent, indeed as much as a larger SUV. - and you can feel it
when driving it. And they talk about giving car owners road tax concessions
to encourage even more electric car ownership, thus additional weight
impact on roads, without contributing the tax to pay for the extra wear on
the road. .Even railed vehicles like trams are affected through additional
track wear from the extra axle load.
Sometimes I think of the irony of the state of the art public transport
system we had attained before the size of combustion-engined bus fleets
really took off in the post WW2 period. We had electric trains, electric
trams and even a decent number of electric buses. All ran on simple
overhead wires and there was no weight problem. By 1961, all we were left
with was electric trains.
On Sunday, 18 September 2022 at 18:59:58 UTC+10 trams4me wrote:
> My son, a maritime engineer, trying to lose weight on a vessel while at
> the same time the company is adding hundreds of kilos of advanced
> "'cant you just sign off on it anyway? Nothing has happened so far...'"
> Gallery at https://tinyurl.com/trams4me
> On 18 September 2022 6:15:30 pm Matthew Geier mat...@...>
>> But hey, who needs engineers when you have stylists, influencers and
>>> shills to call the shots.
>> Engineers as the last people consulted it seems.
>> 'What do you mean this breaks the laws of physics ?. Change them. Think
>> outside the box. '