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#21 tastywheat

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:20 AM

No car, but I do have an ugly scooter:

 

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Looks aside, it has neat features.  It's electric, running on a 60V 36Ah battery.  This gives me a 60km range at 60km/h, or 120km at 20-30km/h.  The battery is removable, and takes around 4 hours to charge from any standard 220V socket.  It has automatic headlights, cruise control, ABS brakes, underseat storage that will fit an average grocery bag, gyro indicator cancelation, and a smartphone app that will give me it's GPS location, battery status, and allows me to lock/unlock it remotely.  It cost the equivalent of around $1000 AUD (5000rmb), and is pretty damn convenient for city riding.

 

It sucks when it rains, and I miss the speed of my old motorbike.  However, it's quicker than most cars off the mark, fun to ride, and cuts straight through Chinese traffic.


Edited by tastywheat, 18 February 2017 - 01:22 AM.


#22 i_am_banned2

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:45 AM

Aren't you ashamed to be riding that? You're an ambassador of both Australia and Atomic, yet your vehicle is completely stock. Unbelievable.

 

Here's an idea to get you started:

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Edited by i_am_banned2, 18 February 2017 - 01:48 AM.


#23 Outcast_Aussie

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 09:44 PM

An 07 Honda Civic 2.2 Turbo Diesel

 


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I was going to put a Type R bodykit on it but I'm now putting the dosh aside ready for when they release a full electric Civic

 

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#24 mark84

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:33 PM

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Had it for about a month now. Just about at the end of the engine run in period.

Sooo much fun even at half revs!

 

In true atomic fashion I plan to "overclock" it.

I have a secondary ECU ready to put in it at some stage which will raise the engine output to 316KW, 582nm and 430hp.

 

Dream car would be a McLaren, but just that, a dream.

Next car after this, I'm hoping some kind of EV car, hopefully EVs will be more common by then.


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#25 scruffy1

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:54 AM

No car, but I do have an ugly scooter:


 

Looks aside, it has neat features.  It's electric, running on a 60V 36Ah battery.  This gives me a 60km range at 60km/h, or 120km at 20-30km/h.  The battery is removable, and takes around 4 hours to charge from any standard 220V socket.  It has automatic headlights, cruise control, ABS brakes, underseat storage that will fit an average grocery bag, gyro indicator cancelation, and a smartphone app that will give me it's GPS location, battery status, and allows me to lock/unlock it remotely.  It cost the equivalent of around $1000 AUD (5000rmb), and is pretty damn convenient for city riding.

 

surely those things would sell like hot cakes in australia - give up your day job and get the import licence

 

get them to make it look "pretty" and the world is yours


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#26 Rybags

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:50 PM

It's like they tried for the early 60s Italian look and failed badly.

 

Really, they'd have been better off just using a contemporary design.  The added advantage of that is you change it every 18-24 months and get half the owners wanting to upgrade.



#27 tastywheat

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:15 PM

Aren't you ashamed to be riding that? You're an ambassador of both Australia and Atomic, yet your vehicle is completely stock. Unbelievable.

 

Here's an idea to get you started:

Spoiler

 

 

Haha, yes, a little bit.  I'm 6'2", so there's pretty much no way to look anything but ridiculous on a small scooter.  

 

I'd hacked my previous electric scooter to store an additional couple of batteries under the seat, and then dump the 24V directly to the brushed DC motor (taking it from ~60V to ~84V) when a modified horn button on the handlebars was pressed.  It was fun, and quickly boosted you up to ~80km/h , but the logistics of removing and charging the additional batteries was pretty tedious.  It's also not possible on my new scooter, since it uses a brushless motor.

 

There a few mods I could do, like installing a cheap android phone in a 3D printed housing below the console for navigation, but I don't have much time for it these days.  I expend all my geek energy designing, building, and occasionally crashing drones.

 

surely those things would sell like hot cakes in australia - give up your day job and get the import licence

 

get them to make it look "pretty" and the world is yours

 

You'd think so, right?  The problem is that the regulations limit electric scooters to 200W motors (mine is 1500W by comparison) and 10km/h, because the bureaucrats weren't forward thinking enough to consider that there might be electric mopeds in the future.  As a result, you need to go through a full certification process, which is expensive.

 

There's at least one company in Australia who have done it:

 

https://www.fonzarelli.co/fonzshop/

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But they're selling at ridiculous prices.  $5,490 AUD for a very basic machine with 50km range.  No FOC controller (losing about ~10% in efficiency), no ABS, outdated halogen headlight.  You'd be far better off with a ~$3,000 petrol scooter, which will be bigger, more comfortable, and have a range of ~300km on a tank containing ~$10 worth of fuel.

 

The exact same electric scooter goes for ~$800 AUD in China, which is a probably a good indicator of the cost of transport, certification, and taxes involved in entering the Australian market.  China has essentially no regulations for this sort of stuff, which is why it's seen rapid innovation as the associated technologies (brushless pancake motors, FOC controllers, and lithium batteries) have developed.


Edited by tastywheat, 19 February 2017 - 03:17 PM.


#28 RenascentMisanthropy

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:21 AM

an 03 bravo 4x4 dualcab, 382,812kms to date.

 

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