Monthly Archives: October 2015

Cow – the source of Electricity, Fuel & Health

Cow…Since everybody is on it… let us at PlugInCaroo also get into the discussion.

For the past 200 years war is being waged on India

For the past 200 years India is on WAR

A war is being waged on India for more than 200 years. In any war the main objective is to… Continue reading


lifepo4 swappable battery

Awesome bike here…

iBikes.Ro small motor cycle L1E. EU approval / ministry of transport approval, does not require TÜV inspections. Insurance required as a small motor scooter, helmet requirement. Free from vehicle registration and taxation.

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The projected/estimated life of a Lithium-Ion battery is approximately 3 years from production. LiFePO4 life expectancy is approximately 5-7 years but its energy density is lower than normal Li-Ion cell (Li-Co). According to JB Straubel, lithium-ion storage capacity increases by a factor of two, in general, every ten years. He also stated that he personally witnessed an improvement of 40% in only four years, between the release of the Tesla Roadster and the Tesla Model S.
dtbattery: ”For the normal lifepo4 cells, the energy density is 115 wh/Kg, for other Li-Co-Mn-Ni-O cells the energy density is around 180 wh/kg.”
forum comment: battery will double their capacity every 4-5 years.. So what’s the point in buying now a battery that costs…

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Yamaha PES2 and PED2 electric bikes

Yahama PES2

Yamaha has revealed a series of new concepts which will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month.

After revealing two exciting electric bike concepts at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show – PES1 and PED1, Yamaha now unveils two more concepts – PES2 and PED2. As the name suggest, the two which are now revealed, are designed on the same lines as the one’s which were revealed two years ago. But, there are differences, mechanically as well as in design.

In 2014, Yamaha had confirmed that they will be launching the production variants of PES1 and PED1 concepts in 2016. It could be possible that the PES2 and PED2 are the next step in the development of the production ready electric bikes.

2015 Yamaha PED2 Concept

PES stands for Street Sport, whereas PED stands for Dirt Sport. Both these electric concept bikes are powered by a DC brushless motor with detachable lithium-ion battery pack.

Equivalent in performance to Class II (50–125cc) mopeds and motorcycles, the PES2 is more tuned for performing in the city. Weighing less than 130 kg, it is 1,920 mm long, 680 mm wide, and 1,060 mm tall. To offer better pickup, the PES2 also gets an additional electric motor which is built into the hub of the front wheel. This makes the PES2 a 2WD motorcycle.

On the other hand, the PED2 is built to perform on the mountain trails. It is designed designed to capitalize on the clean, quiet performance character of an EV to better enjoy riding through the natural world. PED2 is 2,045 mm long, 775 mm wide, and 1,205 mm tall. It has a vehicle weight of under 100 kg.

The Tokyo Motor Show 2015 will be held at the Tokyo Big Sight from October 29 (Thu.) to November 8 (Sunday).


How about an Electric Enfield Bullet?… wanna ride?

The electric Royal Enfield Bullet is based on a 2005 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 and uses batteries from the Nissan Leaf and an electric motor to power the bike. The original 500cc engine and transmission has been completely discarded after a blowout.

Electric Enfield Bullet?... wanna ride?

Electric Enfield Bullet?… wanna ride?

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Who Killed The Indian Electric Car-E2O?..

In an era when India is trying to battle the environment pollution and jump onto the clean energy bandwagon it may come to you as a surprise PlugInCaroo announcing that Mahindra could be on a mission to do away with India’s one & only electric vehicle. It is as much of India’s pride as is Tata Nano because E20 was and is the most economically practical & sustainable electric car in the whole wide World.

Who Killed The E2O - the Indian Electric Car... the answer could be... AN INDIAN!

Who Killed The E2O – the Indian Electric Car?… the answer could be… who else but AN INDIAN!

Why we are saying this is because our voice could be the last desperate & feeble voice in the wilderness before life could be snuffed out of E2O… just like the mother Indrani Mukerjea who smothered the life out of her daughter Sheena Bora in the sensational murder case.. there is a possibility that Mahindra is trying to kill E2O. Right now E2O is lying in ICCU counting the days…

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Apple iPhone 6 V/s Sony Z3

Apple has not been Apple since the day Steve Jobs last came to office… of late it has become a phone with some of the most obsolete specifications EVER!!! Even the cheapest phone…the US$ 100 Microsoft Lumia 535 has a 5Megapixel front camera, Quad Core, 1905mAh battery, supports 128GB external storage and Dual Sim… which proves the point that ALL PHONES IN THE MARKET TODAY ARE AHEAD OF iPHONE 6 in quite a few specifications.

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Apple iPhone-6-vs-Sony-Xperia-Z3 (128 GB in iPhone will cost you almost double the original 16GB iPhone!!!)

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Electric Tractors & Farms are totally sustainable!

Electric tractors as perfectly suited for small-scale agriculture at least. The proof comes from a 2003 issue [PDF] of the Northeast Organic Farm Association’s Natural Farmer newsletter, republished here. Yes, it’s true, says the author, electric tractors are designed for mowing and light work. But people have also been converting diesel tractors to electric for real farm use with great results:

Ron Khosla, a small-scale organic farmer in New York state has converted an Allis Chalmers G to electric and told me “Our electric ‘G’ is absolutely the most important tractor on the farm. It has three times the power of the original ‘G’ which is huge and [has] enough battery life to do everything we need to on our diversified 8-acre farm… It’s totally silent. You can creep along MUCH more slowly than we could with gas. It’s silent. It doesn’t smell. It’s NO MAINTENANCE…

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