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Old 31st July 2019, 19:41
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Fairly pricey, then.

I am struggling a bit to understand why electric motors for cars are so expensive when they have one moving part and are really just a scaled-up version of the one turning the drum in my 150 washing machine.

I had hoped that once the car industry started going electric the price of the motors would come down, but there's no sign of that happening yet.

I would expect the batteries to always be expensive, though, due to them containing so many rare earth minerals and heavy metals.

That also makes it a bit difficult for me to see how making us all drive ZEV's is going to save the planet when you have to dig huge holes in it to extract the ingredients you need to make the batteries.

Hey, ho, still really looking forward to seeing your build progress.
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