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    Quote Originally Posted by denkimi View Post
    I don't see why anyone would want to use a battery truck to charge battery cars. It doesn't have to be green, they just want to be able to tell people that its green.

    500kw generators are commercially available on trucks. If they put one on every stage start and allow a short fast recharge, they could start each stage with a full battery.
    Yeah, the best idea to promote EV is to charge the WRC from a diesel generator standing in the service park. Great idea... No, it isn't.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Yeah, the best idea to promote EV is to charge the WRC from a diesel generator standing in the service park. Great idea... No, it isn't.
    Formula E uses glycerine generators
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruNorway View Post
    Formula E uses glycerine generators
    Which is nothing else than diesel generator running on glycerine, which is a by-product of bio-diesel production.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Yep, people won`t notice big, noisy, smelly genes representing their new "green and go where you want, when you want convinient" transportation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    Yeah, the best idea to promote EV is to charge the WRC from a diesel generator standing in the service park. Great idea... No, it isn't.
    what difference does it makes it that electricity is generated by a diesel generator of by a coal of gas plant a few kilometers away?

    it's all about PR and image. noboby cares about the reality. no sport that travels the world will ever be green, but the manufacturers just want to be able to claim otherwise.
    as long as the manufacturers can tell people in their marketing that they are being "green", all the rest doesn't really matter anymore.

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    Maybe it doesn't match your view, but people do care about the reality. The numbers will have to match their story, at least to some extent. No large company (including car manufacturers) wants to have the reputation of doing "greenwashing". Once you have that label, the whole marketing campaign is useless.

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    Besides power supplier tender, Matton confirmed to the press that Rally1H it’s going ahead, no matter how many manus are in…

    https://www.revistascratch.com/wrc/n...ricantes-58880

    Fingers crossed for Hyundai to keep their entry, as with only two manus the WRC seems to be doomed.
    Last edited by Rally Power; 8th November 2020 at 12:53.
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    Interesting tweet

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    With all the talk about the WRC engine being outdated and that we need electric/hybrid. What power unit is in the brand new Hyundai i20N? What about the GR Yaris? Both petrol turbo. What cars is rallying used to market? The eco commuters? Or the back lane hooligans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Interesting tweet

    @bp_rally
    With all the talk about the WRC engine being outdated and that we need electric/hybrid. What power unit is in the brand new Hyundai i20N? What about the GR Yaris? Both petrol turbo. What cars is rallying used to market? The eco commuters? Or the back lane hooligans?
    It's quite naive to think the manufacturers are putting in millions to promote only the "homologation specials". Again, petrolhead logic.

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