Yep... it's an attractive transition, for sure!For myself, I plan on keeping most of my IC fleet, and adding some electric to the mix. Too much fun to be had on all fronts of turning power into motion for me to rule anything out. Showroom sourced electric vehicles are still in new/niche/expensive territory, but once the more mainstream manufacturers start doing things at larger scale the cost will come down. Until then, I'm probably going to DIY an electric something just to play with.
Anyone have a TW roller chassis with title they want to unload for cheap?
$14,000 of which $9,000 is just for the battery pack. And that $9,000 9kwh battery pack is the equivalent of 12 hp for one hour.I was serious about buying a zero motorcycle before I realized they have not become practical quite yet, and are NOT cost effective, even long term, even for commuting use only. They remain an expensive toy only, not that toys are bad...just be realistic about their uses. Watch this before considering a Zero motorcycle.
I have talked about that very thing 'till I was blue in the face, FOR DECADES! No one, absolutely NO ONE, ever, EVER, talks about the COST of recharging all these electric vehicles/trucks/motorcycles etc. They never, ever admit, just what the cost and impact is on the nations, counties, local etc. electrical supply. Not to mention, the environmental impact, as you state. I feel it's not mentioned because of the "scare" of what the reality is. Recharging all those electronic vehicles etc. is NOT FREE.$14,000 of which $9,000 is just for the battery pack. And that $9,000 9kwh battery pack is the equivalent of 12 hp for one hour.
Would you buy a motorcycle that had a $9,000 gas tank that was a significant portion of the weight of the entire bike, took many hours to refill and struggled to match the range of a peanut tank on a Sportster? I wouldn't.
Also the narrator claimed the ebike has zero emissions. That is a common refrain of e-vehicle fans, who obviously assume that the 14+ kwh of electrical power it takes to recharge a 9 kwh battery pack is free, from an environmental if not monetary standpoint. The people who believe that should go look at a coal-fired power plant.