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  1. #16

    Re: Let's have some science on electric outboards

    it just popped up on my news feed delivery starts in 2019

  2. #17

    Re: Let's have some science on electric outboards

    So you just need one of those GE Mr Fusions from Back to the Future to power it with Grinners...

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  3. #18
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    Re: Let's have some science on electric outboards

    Well, I don't know about diesel being the future of anything, at least in smaller capacities. You've been living under a rock if you missed the whole VW diesel emissions scandal, you know, the one where the emissions shot up when the motor was actually delivering the performance it was claimed to. And the European cities seriously considering banning diesel light vehicles from their centres due to pollution issues, the need for DPF's to keep emissions down to the new standards, and the issues around said DPF's when vehicles aren't run hard for long periods, ie, the average use such a vehicle gets, vs the use of them for long distance heavy haulage, where they are very efficient. Google BMW X5 DPF if you want some horror stories under average Australian suburban use. Feck, I could put a whole motor in the 4.2 patrol for the cost of replacing one of these things.
    Diesel is actually likely done for, in light vehicles. Mix of electric and high efficiency turbocharged petrol engines more likely, IMO.

  4. #19

    Re: Let's have some science on electric outboards

    Diesel electric maybe like we have in locos since the 50's. Slow constant revs charging batteries to power electric motor would probably be emission friendly. Of course you have the weight of the poweplant plus the battery bank...be over tow weight I would think. Not that this would stop people, as we know.

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  5. #20

    Re: Let's have some science on electric outboards

    Diesel is on the way out in Europe for cars in cities. Most countries will introduce new emission standards in 2020 that most manufacturers won't be able to meet. The VAG group (VW, Audi Skoda etc) are going to pull out of diesel by then. Mercedes say they will meet the new standards so will keep going. In other parts of the world diesel will keep on keeping on for some time yet. What does that mean for outboards... Emission standards in the largest market are generally a driver for change.

  6. #21

    Re: Let's have some science on electric outboards

    Tesla is proposing to begin production in 2019 of a 36 tonne capacity BEV truck that will have a range of 800 km, and an 80% recharge time of 30 min

    Sounds promising

  7. #22

    Re: Let's have some science on electric outboards

    I disagree that deisel is on the way out. I think that new generation motors will meet euro6 or 7 or whar ever gets thrown at them. We havent seen any hybrid deisels yet so i bet we have a lot of life left in the development stages.
    if you checkout the chevy Bolt, they have shoehorned in an ice engine to recharge the batteries. The only criticism was that the motor is bigger than necessary. Thats due to their haste in getting the technology up and running. The Prius on the other hand is evolving like a snail- megafugly and kiddies tech.
    wow, that 450hp electric motor weighs 109kg. I recon most of us would be happy with 100hp and 50kg. I guess they picked 450 because to introduce new tech sometimes you have to use the ludicrous mode, lol.

  8. #23

    Re: Let's have some science on electric outboards

    "The only criticism was that the motor is bigger than necessary." https://www.motoring.com.au/mazda-to...xtender-111396
    Kids who Hunt and Fish, Don't Deal and Steal.

  9. #24

    Re: Let's have some science on electric outboards

    I suspect they picked big horsepower because our market is a drop in the ocean. Where the real money is you see 4 x 400's across the stern on a regular basis.
    "I soak the worms in rum. The fish love em and the worms die happy"
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  10. #25

    Re: Let's have some science on electric outboards

    Quote Originally Posted by scottar View Post
    I suspect they picked big horsepower because our market is a drop in the ocean. Where the real money is you see 4 x 400's across the stern on a regular basis.
    Imagine 4 x 400HP!
    The fuel/ battery weight alone would sink my 6m Cairns Custom Craft Tri-Hull!


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  11. #26

    Re: Let's have some science on electric outboards

    Quote Originally Posted by Triple View Post
    "The only criticism was that the motor is bigger than necessary." https://www.motoring.com.au/mazda-to...xtender-111396
    Talk about not letting go, lol. The rotary was a phenomenal drinker, thats why it kind of disappeared. Sure they may have worked wonders on it since, but so has everyone else. If i was a betting man, which I aint, I wouldnt put my house on it.

    http://news.mit.edu/2014/liquidpisto...ry-engine-1205,
    this looks more interesting.

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