EV Suzuki? - Page 4 - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Feedback to Suzuki Only post information that you feel Suzuki would benefit from knowing. Not a "conversation" section

 15Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #31 of 36 Old 01-22-2019, 01:51 PM
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia - West of I-77
Posts: 1,703
Quote:
Originally Posted by V-Tom View Post
...If I recall correctly, the vast majority of oil is used [for other] purposes than being consumed as fuel...Tom
I think this is what you intended to say (minor adjustments within brackets are mine).

Assuming so, I think this might be correct, or somewhat correct. I can't cite the source, but I think I heard or read, recently, that fuel (gasoline, diesel) is becoming something of a byproduct of oil use for other uses. That statement caught my attention at the time.

In the US, and if here, probably in lots of other parts of the world, vehicles are much more efficient than they were. We own one car that gets ~30 MPG on trips. Probably 2.5 times better than cars my family would have owned 50 years ago. Plus I ride a motorcycle whenever I can. Mostly for the enjoyment, but it results in major fuel savings (major within my family ). We do own a gas-hog truck that's nice, but rarely used. It's mostly used when we need a truck. Of course most other folks have much more fuel-efficient cars today compared to years past.

Gas is ~$2.00/gallon here...

2007 Wee. Blue. Bought at 5K miles. Sold at 32K+ miles. Gone but not forgotten.

2012 Wee2 Adventure. Black. Bought at 26K miles. Now 46K+. Love it!

Last edited by HokiesRWee; 01-22-2019 at 09:25 PM.
HokiesRWee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 36 Old 01-22-2019, 02:24 PM
Super Moderator
 
V-Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 12,967
Quote:
Originally Posted by HokiesRWee View Post
I think this is what you intended to say (minor adjustments within brackets are mine).

Assuming so, I think this might be correct, or somewhat correct. I can't cite the source, but I think I heard or ready, recently, that fuel (gasoline, diesel) is becoming something of a byproduct of oil use for other uses. That statement caught my attention at the time.

In the US, and if here, probably in lots of other parts of the world, vehicles are much more efficient than they were. We own one car that gets ~30 MPG on trips. Probably 2.5 times better than cars my family would have owned 50 years ago. Plus I ride a motorcycle whenever I can. Mostly for the enjoyment, but it results in major fuel savings (major within my family ). We do own a gas-hog truck that's nice, but rarely used. It's mostly used when we need a truck. Of course most other folks have much more fuel-efficient cars today compared to years past.

Gas is ~$2.00/gallon here...
Yes: "For other purposes" is what I meant to enter.

I was wrong, or at least it looks that way.

It appears that I either mis-remembered the article or misread it. When I do a quick google search it shows that way over half of oil is used for transportation and only a small part is used for Plastic production.

..Tom

My Opinion:
Vee or V= DL1000 before 2014
Vee2 or V2 = DL1000 2015 to 2019
Vee3 or V3 = DL1050 2020 to?

My Stroms:
2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 205,000+ km, 127,000+ miles.

This can help preventing from cars pulling out in front of you (SMIDSY)
SMIDSY detailed report.


V-Tom is offline  
post #33 of 36 Old 01-22-2019, 02:30 PM
Super Moderator
 
V-Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 12,967
Quote:
Originally Posted by V-Tom View Post
Yes: "For other purposes" is what I meant to enter.

I was wrong, or at least it looks that way.

It appears that I either mis-remembered the article or misread it. When I do a quick google search it shows that way over half of oil is used for transportation and only a small part is used for Plastic production.

..Tom
I continued searching and came across this:

In: How electric vehicles could take a bite out of the oil market

is the following:

Quote:
...Besides, passenger vehicles consume only about 26 percent of the oil used worldwide.
...
So that might have been part of my misunderstanding.

..Tom

My Opinion:
Vee or V= DL1000 before 2014
Vee2 or V2 = DL1000 2015 to 2019
Vee3 or V3 = DL1050 2020 to?

My Stroms:
2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 205,000+ km, 127,000+ miles.

This can help preventing from cars pulling out in front of you (SMIDSY)
SMIDSY detailed report.


V-Tom is offline  
 
post #34 of 36 Old 01-22-2019, 03:11 PM
$tromtrooper
 
Macdoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Ontario Canada/Cairns Aus
Posts: 4,560
Quote:
70% of all oil consumed in the U.S. is used for transportation. “The U.S. transportation sector consumes about 220 billion gallons of liquid hydrocarbon fuel per year. Energy use in the transportation sector is primarily for passenger travel and freight movements.
any more dodges


Ontario Canada rider staying in Cairns Australian Feb to May & Aug-Oct each year
Canada 2018 CB500x >2009 CBF1000 sold • 10 Wee ABS sold • 09 Burgman Exec sold • 10 NT700v sold
Australia> 04 KLR650 • 93 ST1100 sold •
Travel photos> https://500px.com/macdoc/galleries Oz riding >https://tinyurl.com/y4c7lm87
Macdoc is offline  
post #35 of 36 Old 01-22-2019, 04:09 PM
Super Moderator
 
Big B's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central OHIO "Go Buckeyes"
Posts: 16,718
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macdoc View Post
the "debate" ....entirely in your imagination....the world has moved on ...try it.

••••

Burgman 650 would be a good EV tho and maybe even a hybrid. Good platform for it but the eCVT in the Burgman is useless so might as well start from scratch.

Ah you are so right.....all the REAL EXPERTS from the world over on the subject are in full agreement right? I agree with some EV scooters like the Burgman being an excellent choice for urban travel and or running errands, that seems to make more sense at the moment over actual EV motorcycles.

BRIAN "GO Buckeyes, GO Wildcats"!

2015 DL650 XT "Hector"

1997 Honda Valkyrie 1500 custom “Dolores”




Big B is offline  
post #36 of 36 Old 01-22-2019, 04:21 PM
Super Moderator
 
V-Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 12,967
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macdoc View Post
any more dodges
Hey I admit my errors. Unlike some people in the past when called out on things they just ignore and carry on.

..Tom
Big B likes this.

My Opinion:
Vee or V= DL1000 before 2014
Vee2 or V2 = DL1000 2015 to 2019
Vee3 or V3 = DL1050 2020 to?

My Stroms:
2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 205,000+ km, 127,000+ miles.

This can help preventing from cars pulling out in front of you (SMIDSY)
SMIDSY detailed report.


V-Tom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome