Paul Wheaton continues talking with Steve Heckeroth, who has made an electric tractor. Steve talks about linear actuators. Steve talks about regen, putting energy back into your batteries when you brake. They talk about in-wheel motors. You don't need a clultch in an electric vehicle, which makes things a little easier. They talk about having a couple battery packs. Paul shares about his electric chainsaw. The solar charging shed can also serve the needs of the home if the grid goes down. All you need is an inverter. Steve shares about using electric cars. They talk about battery weight. Paul talks about reusing lead acid batteries, and Steve says they are 100% recyclable. Steve shares about how long his 2 Prius cars have lasted on one battery. They talk about the movie, Who Killed the Electric Car. They talk about fuel savings and economy. Steve talks about car-sharing for trips or picking up things that weigh a lot.
Discussing the podcast.
podcast 411 – Foody bits – Part 2
podcast 409 – Listener questions – Part 2
podcast 403 – Bits and Bobs towards Critical Mass – part 2
podcast 402 – Bits and Bobs towards Critical Mass – part 1
podcast 398 – Review of Gracie’s Backyard – Part 2
196 – Rocket Mass Heaters w/ Ernie & Erica
174 – Steve Heckeroth Electric Tractor Questions
171 – Sepp Holzer Final Notes