[TriLUG] [OT] TriLUGger on the news
Glenn_Hennessee at ncsu.edu
Mon May 21 11:20:45 EDT 2007
I just saw this electric scooter. 60 mph speed, 70 mile range, only
$11,000. See http://www.vectrix.com/ Looks beautiful but $11,000!!!!!
Kevin J. wrote:
> ...or add a Bionx unit to your current bike:
> Have you F/LOSSed today?
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> From: Magnus <magnus at trilug.org>
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> jason at monsterjam.org wrote:
>> get a motorcycle.. ;)
> I had considered that. The idea isn't necessarily to burn less
> petroleum. It's to burn NONE.
> I'm not exactly a tree hugging hippy but even I see that we have reached
> "Peak Oil", probably years ago, and the only way we're going to be able
> to continue to thrive is to re-examine the fundamental ways in which we
> live and what we really "need" vs. what is simply a convenience.
> If there were such a thing as a reasonably priced electric motorcycle
> with a ~60-80 mile range that plugged into an outlet at night to
> "refuel" I'd probably consider it. Yes, it's shifting the energy burden
> upstream, but economies of scale make that a vast improvement over
> individual internal combustion engines.
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