The Honda PCX / Honda Forza / SH Forums

Your predominant source of information for the Honda PCX 125, Honda PCX ESP, Honda PCX 150, and Forza. Now featuring a SH300i / SH150i subforum!
It is currently Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:55 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 48 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:43 am 
Offline
Regular User
Regular User
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:35 pm
Posts: 65
Location: Colorado USA
Year: 2013/2016
Color: Black/Red
iceman wrote:
Electric cars may be almost silent, can't say that about the electric PCX - seems very loud and not sure I would like that noise compared to the normal engine sound.

They put electric buses on the downtown mall here in Denver and have had to put noise making speakers on the front to let folks know they are coming. Great idea, put silent buses on an pedestrian mall!
:lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:48 am 
Offline
Forum Benefactor
Forum Benefactor
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:27 pm
Posts: 1401
Location: Syracuse, NY, USA 13045
Year: 2013 PCX150
Similar to the Vectrix. Lot's of gear whine from a planetary gear reduction.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:29 am 
Offline
Forum Benefactor
Forum Benefactor
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:13 pm
Posts: 4152
Location: Marietta, Ga USA
Year: 2013
Color: red PCX
In the airport here in Atlanta they have a tram system that announces that it is arriving or leaving. Maybe on electric mass transit vehicles they can announce who/what they are when anyone or any thing nears their sensors?? ...oh, and don't forget to throw out some smog when it passes anything. :-)

Really though, the noise factor, or lack there of, is going to be a real challenge. Look at the number of idiots you see every day stepping into the street without looking because something on their phone is more important than their lives.

_________________
Currently own:
Two Red 2013 Honda PCX150s

Givi tall windshield and tailbox on both
Lots and lots of extra lights
Custom seats from Thailand
Bad boy Airhorn on each
Takegawa Lowering Shocks on both


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:15 pm 
Offline
Regular User
Regular User
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:20 pm
Posts: 358
Location: Watsonville, CA
Year: 2013
Color: black
I like the sound of the electric PCX, sounds like the Jetsons. I think maintenance should be a non issue, like an electric car there is no oil change, valve adjustments, air filter, etc. The only concern for me is the range of the scoot, how big are those batteries.

Gil

_________________
ImageImage
    2013 Honda PCX 150, NCY Variator kit, Dr Pulley 12g Roller weights
    IRC tires, LED driving lights, Besten trunk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:20 pm 
Offline
Regular User
Regular User
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:17 pm
Posts: 63
Location: Long Island New York
Color: White
I just emailed Honda HQ and asked if the Electric or Hybrid PCX will be released in the USA next year as well. I will let y'all know if they respond.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:40 pm 
Offline
Forum Benefactor
Forum Benefactor
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:27 pm
Posts: 1401
Location: Syracuse, NY, USA 13045
Year: 2013 PCX150
There is no reason that the "hybrid" PCX couldn't replace the standard one we have known for very little additional cost. It would just need a better battery and some software changes. Maybe a bigger motor/generator. But not necessarily even that. Having the starter motor/ generator coupled to the crankshaft is already the first step to a mild hybrid.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:51 am 
Offline
What's a wot?
What's a wot?
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:37 pm
Posts: 8154
Location: Lying in the gutter in the centre of the universe
sendler2112 wrote:
There is no reason that the "hybrid" PCX couldn't replace the standard one we have known for very little additional cost. It would just need a better battery and some software changes. Maybe a bigger motor/generator. But not necessarily even that. Having the starter motor/ generator coupled to the crankshaft is already the first step to a mild hybrid.



That's a good point.

_________________
Flu based abstinence


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:42 pm 
Offline
Regular User
Regular User
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:20 pm
Posts: 358
Location: Watsonville, CA
Year: 2013
Color: black
Interesting quote from this Thailand source nationalmultimedia.com, not sure how legit, " This is also to keep up with Honda’s plan to sell PCX Electric globally by next year, he said". It looks like the electric model will be sold outside of Asia. Maybe the Hybrid one will meets epa emissions requirements.

Gil

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/Corporate/30330335

_________________
ImageImage
    2013 Honda PCX 150, NCY Variator kit, Dr Pulley 12g Roller weights
    IRC tires, LED driving lights, Besten trunk


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 48 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: pcx150blue and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Like what you see here? Buy the admin a beer! Donate at the link below:

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group. Color scheme by ColorizeIt!