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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    I'm not Jack, but I would say that's at least ten years out, probably 20.

    -Uwe-
    Uwe: I've never seen both you and Jack in the same room together - so thanks for dispelling my niggling doubts about you each being the other's alter-ego!!! Only kidding - in truth, I've not seen either of you!

    Thanks also for your thoughts - it helps add another piece of data to my mental meanderings about the pay-back period for investing in new cars (paradigm shifts like solving the battery problems play havoc with my risk management decisons) !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Wow! 0.79 EUR / kWh !?!?! What a deal that is -- for Ionity!

    FWIW, my electricity bills here work out to about $0.15 / kWh.
    In the UK, where we always claim our utility bills are too high(!), I'm paying 0.19 / kWh ($0.25 / kWh).

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    https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/01/18/...edit-card.html

    How much you wanna bet that someone loses their hand due to credit card theft if they do this?

    Amazon reportedly wants to turn your hand into a credit card

    Reckless?

    Hop skip and a jump what do you know?
    Will history repeat itself?

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.the...rticle/311136/

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/0...int_merc_chop/


    Do you think the guy that tries reads this?

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.eng...e-touch-id-se/
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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile..../idUSKBN1ZG1IL

    Didn't I hear this someplace before, was it Toyota or maybe Audi in the 80's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack@European_Parts View Post
    Back ion the early 1990's I was fortunate enough to be allowed to drive a prototype Ford Fiesta fitted with an Orbital 2-stroke; the torque from such a tiny engine was amazing, you could start from standstill in any gear with no hint of stalling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrolDave View Post
    Back ion the early 1990's I was fortunate enough to be allowed to drive a prototype Ford Fiesta fitted with an Orbital 2-stroke; the torque from such a tiny engine was amazing, you could start from standstill in any gear with no hint of stalling.
    I'm a bit surprised that two-stroke engines haven't made more of a come-back. With direct injection, the problem of blowing un-burned fuel out of the exhaust (which is what caused most of their inefficiency and excessive emissions) should be solvable.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack@European_Parts View Post
    Love 2 strokes!
    Me too!!! I've had 2 Daihatsu Max 360's:



    360cc, 33PS and 510 kg (1100lbs?). Freakin fun to drive and surprisingly fast. Tiny. Like you wouldn't believe tiny. Made the old Austin Mini look obese.


    Quote Originally Posted by PetrolDave View Post
    Back ion the early 1990's I was fortunate enough to be allowed to drive a prototype Ford Fiesta fitted with an Orbital 2-stroke; the torque from such a tiny engine was amazing, you could start from standstill in any gear with no hint of stalling.
    I didn't get to drive it (I was 9 or 100!), but Dad took me to a Mercury Marine international conference in Australia, and they had a BMW 320i with a 2.0 6 cylinder orbital 2 stroke. It was part of Mercury's development of their direct injection 2 strokes at the time. Sounded awesome.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    I'm a bit surprised that two-stroke engines haven't made more of a come-back. With direct injection, the problem of blowing un-burned fuel out of the exhaust (which is what caused most of their inefficiency and excessive emissions) should be solvable.
    I have wondered this too. I suspect it comes from the loss of "valve" timing... but what's to stop a poppet valve 2 stroke with supercharger and an oil pressure fed bottome end? Basically a modern 4 stroke without the wasted strokes You can adjust EGR with valve timing, have 2x the power strokes, direct injection to reduce the hydrocarbons, supercharger cylinder purge and still sound awesome

    Plus the aftermarket crowd would have some fun with the open exhaust ports, supercharger-purging flow and opening the injectors late then an extra spark... You could probably blow the exhaust clean off!
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    And so they should.....
    Frontier, an ISP in 29 states, plans to file for bankruptcy

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