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Electric off road vehicle???

REDONE

Active Member
I read an article on that the other day! I don't think it's got a future, especially at the dollar figure they're proposing. However, I really like the idea and I'm glad that someone is working in that direction. I'm hoping it has an influence on the industry, at the very least.
 

Morris Yarnell

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I was thinking about an E-bike for a bit of travel when camped. I have explored a few that are available, of course the recharging has me a bit put off. How to recharge when so far from power since there is no extension cord that would ever reach. Is there a possibility of recharging from the vehicle through a device (inverter) to take 12V to 110V and plug in the battery of the bike?
Looks like more information is needed before I go this route.
 
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Natebert

Member
That sounds like it a great idea to me.
DC->AC->DC would work but not very efficiently. It would be fine while you're driving though.
There should be a way to charge it directly. We definitely would need something to manage the charging and prevent over charging so can't hook it directly to a solar panel though. We'd need to know what the input that particular bike is. Better to look for a manufacture who's charger accepts DC input direct then can manage the charge.
 

tcishere84

New Member
I read an article on that the other day! I don't think it's got a future, especially at the dollar figure they're proposing. However, I really like the idea and I'm glad that someone is working in that direction. I'm hoping it has an influence on the industry, at the very least.
How much are they selling it?