First Tesla did it for cars, now it's being done for ships

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Re: First Tesla did it for cars, now it's being done for ships

#21 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:43 pm

All this Tesla fiddle-faffle was done yonks ago, for cars, as the Krieger Electric Brougham from 1904 (now in the Science Muesum, or in storage at Wroughton) clearly demonstrates. =))

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MADE: 1904 in Courbevoie
MAKER: Compagnie Parisienne des Voitures Électriques (Procédés Kriéger)

Kriéger Electric Brougham made in 1904 by Compagnie Parisienne des Voitures Électriques (Precédé Kriéger ), serial number 381, at Courbevoie, Seine, France. This vehicle illustrates the form of electric brougham which had some populartiy as a town carriage during the first few years of the 20th century. The Krieger was propelled by two compound-wound, four pole Postel-Vinay electirc motors, each driving a front wheel independently through a simple pinion and fixed helical gear-wheel. The motors are supplied by twenty 193 ampere-hour calls, giving the car a range of about 50 miles on a full charge. The drum-type controller gives seven forward speeds without the use of resistances, and also provides coasting, regenerative, reverse and emergency braking positions. The all-up weight of this vehicle is about 2 tons and the maximum speed is 18-20 mph. Registration plate LC 19.
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Re: First Tesla did it for cars, now it's being done for ships

#22 Post by Undried Plum » Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:24 pm

At the turn of the 20th century most cars were electric cars.

It took the enormous power of the oil industry's corrupt robber barns, such as Rockefeller's Standard Oil, to crush electric cars and to replace them stinky noisy inefficient gas-guzzlers.

It too the Tesla Model S to reverse all that and to change the world for the better.

I see that Japan is going to claim to be the first to run an entirely autonomous container ship. I suspect that the Noggies will contest that claim, but it's good to see that electrification of large ships is now regarded as almost nomalised.

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Re: First Tesla did it for cars, now it's being done for ships

#23 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:54 pm

TheGreenGoblin wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:43 pm
All this Tesla fiddle-faffle was done yonks ago, for cars, as the Krieger Electric Brougham from 1904 (now in the Science Muesum, or in storage at Wroughton) clearly demonstrates. =))
Mueslieum is a museum in Switzerland for muesli fanatics.

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Re: First Tesla did it for cars, now it's being done for ships

#24 Post by Undried Plum » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:04 pm

If one of the electric ships ever catches fire, you can be sure that it will be world news. The owners of the MSM will make sure of that.

Did you know that there were 24,000 non-electric car/van/truck fires in the US last year. How often do those fires make the national, never mind international, news?



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