Is It The Way We Are Going To Juice Motorcycles?

GE is promising that the first curbside chargers should be installed next year. For electric cars, first. Yes, sooner or later, charging stations are going to belong to our cities infrastructure.

But I have questions. 1- Electric cars and motorcycles, are still not considered the ideal solution because energy has to come from somewhere even if the technology beats gas powered vehicles for pollution. 2- If it takes 4 to 6 hours to charge a car, and I don’t know how long for a motorcycle, one will need to park his vehicle for a long time, with others waiting in line? Me, I am impatient just waiting at the car wash.

Not realistic if these watt stations are installed on the curbside like GE is showing on this picture. Well, gas pumps still have a future.

13 Responses to “Is It The Way We Are Going To Juice Motorcycles?”

  1. 1 Lance Dickwood Jul 17th, 2010 at 8:01 am


  2. 2 morriscustom Jul 17th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Dont really see how electricity is the way to go,gotta burn alotta coal to make that electricity,unless it comes from nuclear powerplant,where does all that get ya!?!?!?!?!

  3. 3 burnout Jul 17th, 2010 at 9:53 am

    You will still be able to buy two dollars worth………….to make it to the next charger! peace

  4. 4 Gabe Jul 17th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I have the same feeling you do on this subject. I think that until they make some improvments to the charging of the vehicle people will continue to buy and build gas powered cars and motorcycles. We now live in a time where everyone wants information, goods and services NOW!…not in the next few hours.

  5. 5 BD Jul 17th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    What a bunch of crap!!!! I will just keep burning fuel.. The leak in the Gulf is proof that there is a lot of oil left. Just have to find it and safely remove. Electric custom motorcycles?? Does’nt even sound good

  6. 6 martin Jul 17th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Well realisticly some are going the way of electric motorcycles and others like me who love the sound of the thunder will just keep the old stuff!!!!!!

  7. 7 martin Jul 17th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Oh and the leak in the Gulf of Mexico just proves they the Gov. has just been lying to americans for years,about the shortage of oil,worse yet they allow the British to come take it for there use and money,I wonder what our for fathers would of thought of that?

  8. 8 martin Jul 17th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Food for thought,electric charging will most likely cost more money than gas,and think of how many power plants they will have to put together to power roughly 600 million automobiles talk about Electric company’s making wind fall profit’s in the trillions?

  9. 9 John E Adams Jul 17th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Keep in mind we are at least 30 years behind on this effort. They will get better on all fronts, charge time, range, bikes etc. The writing has been on the walls for a very long time.


    John E Adams

  10. 10 Shannon Jul 18th, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    well 4-6 hours is completely depleted to completely charged. Batteries charge much more quickly from 30% to 80% (thank you equilibrium chemistry) so these would be perfectly valid at places like restaurants or stores where one would be expected to spend 45 minutes to an hour. The limited range is still a valid concern tho that leaves electric vehicles firmly in the commuter realm for the time being. But if it’s just for commuting, charge it while you sleep and never worry about “filling up” again.

    Also large power plants such as coal and natural gas generally get 30-40% efficiency to usable electricity which is much better than the average car (generously 20-30%).

    so my view? commute electically but rumble the open road!

  11. 11 Shannon Jul 18th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    forgot to add this:
    one of my biggest deterrents is giving up that great sound and feel!! the electric whine just doesn’t cut it. hence the “rumble the open road” comment

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