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slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
edited October 2019 in Pro race
Probably a stupid question ...

Does any team use electric vehicles during races? Or is the range just not there?
I suppose they'd have overnight recharging issues on stage races too..

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  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Slowbike wrote:
    Probably a stupid question ...

    Does any team use electric vehicles during races? Or is the range just not there?
    I suppose they'd have overnight recharging issues on stage races too..

    The range would be fine at road limit speed, no problem. Bearing in mind they are travelling relatively slowly compared to this, they could probably get a couple of days before charges.

    I don't know whether any teams currently use them.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Arctic Race of Norway have made a big move in this direction

    https://twitter.com/ArcticRaceofN/statu ... 64806?s=20
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
    :) it's a start ...

    which some people don't seem to get ... they seem to want the All or Nothing approach ...
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Norway have so many EV's. Lots of hydro electric so electricity is cheap. Well done to the tour.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    Fenix wrote:
    Norway have so many EV's. Lots of hydro electric so electricity is cheap. Well done to the tour.
    I've even had a Tesla Model S taxi a couple of times in Norway.

    Was a bit disconcerting first time I went nearly getting run over by silent cars. But you get used to it.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    Not full electric but Toyota hybrids have been used by a number of teams for a while. I think they are also the official car for the Giro.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    dish_dash wrote:
    Not full electric but Toyota hybrids have been used by a number of teams for a while. I think they are also the official car for the Giro.
    Lots of regenerative braking on mountain descents!
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