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Kyoto revenge

Eliminates the need to make crappy cars, just calculate each unit made as presumed replaced and average v8 fuel consumption saved
 
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Electric engine and battery pack complete package with matching bolt pattern to replace a chevy smallblock. literally slice the loom of hoses and wires with a machete, undo the bolts for the transmission and reconnect your brand new electric. assuming most newer chevys are fuel injected the potmeter for the throttle would really do the trick as far as controlling power output in a fot on pedal type of configuration. Carburator wire connector would maybe required for us hit. Engine mount bolt points are assumebly universal for a range of v8's?
remzy, Aug 14 2013

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       Nevermind the transmission ratios, fact that HEV's and electric motors have completely different torque characteristics, etc...
RayfordSteele, Aug 14 2013
  

       //Eliminates the need to make crappy cars, just calculate each unit made as presumed replaced and average v8 fuel consumption saved// I got as far as the first comma, and then it stopped being English.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 14 2013
  

       // Kyoto revenge //   

       We already register our protest against the excessive, unreasonable and politically motivated increases in the cost of automotive and aviation fuel by collecting every scrap of combustible material we can find and burning it on an inefficient open hearth.   

       Have you noticed that your planet is getting warmer, by the way … ?
8th of 7, Aug 14 2013
  

       Not in East Anglia we haven't, no. Global warming my arse.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 14 2013
  

       // Global warming my arse.   

       I'm sure that was a Viz comic strip.   

       But anyway, reading the post, it seems to be "let's replace all car engines with electric motors" which seems an admirable sentiment. That the title is contradictory to the post...that is less understandable.
not_morrison_rm, Aug 16 2013
  

       // Engine mount bolt points are assumebly universal for a range of v8's? //   

       No, they are assumably not. What is the displacement of the V8? What are its performance characteristics and output ratings? How are its intake and exhaust systems arranged? Is it boosted or naturally aspirated? Where will the engine be placed (front, mid, rear)? To what type of transmission will it be mated? What kind of car or truck will it power? All of these factors and countless others go into the placement of mount points.
Alterother, Aug 16 2013
  

       Most battery packs for electric vehicles are much larger and heavier than a V8 engine, if any useable range is desired. Because of this weight, they usually get placed in a flat slab under the floorboards. Putting all that weight high up over the front wheels won't do the the car any favours for handling.
Cedar Park, Aug 19 2013
  

       "Handling" is one of those fancy European concepts, like man-bags and the ability to speak French. There's just no demand for that kind of thing.
bs0u0155, Aug 19 2013
  
      
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