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Old 09-11-2015, 10:17 PM   #51
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NAH it would take a turbine generator to make a electric drive bus plausible. I don't think the cost of the jet engine need to make that would make up for all the gas you could use in a life time.
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:14 PM   #52
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NAH it would take a turbine generator to make a electric drive bus plausible. I don't think the cost of the jet engine need to make that would make up for all the gas you could use in a life time.
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Old 09-12-2015, 12:53 AM   #53
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I did a quick calculation based on what he said and its like 114 Kilowatt hours of power to go 100ish miles thats, well I don't know, but the generator need would still be big really big. To go a couple of hundred miles in a day. If it becomes feasible on my budget, say twice the cost of a re-power, I would totally do it.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:04 AM   #54
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We already have electric buses.

Just use that as a reference, ditch that battery bank, and replace with a generator that can push the amps needed.

We have one at work. She go's pretty darn good.

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Old 09-12-2015, 01:20 AM   #55
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Great Point - Safety is incomparable...

Yea the smart a** answers are getting old. I find myself checking in less and less - considered deleting today but gonna keep checking in.

I can say this - these smart mouth answers and scoldings wouldn't last but a second or two face to face - I don't have the patience for a smart mouth know it all.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:35 AM   #56
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Great Point - Safety is incomparable...

Yea the smart a** answers are getting old. I find myself checking in less and less - considered deleting today but gonna keep checking in.

I can say this - these smart mouth answers and scoldings wouldn't last but a second or two face to face - I don't have the patience for a smart mouth know it all.
I'm not to sure where that came from or who it was directed to.

You need a few more post's in your quote so we can follow what your thinking.

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