[LINK] Electric vehicles and generation

rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Sat Jul 22 08:10:16 AEST 2006

Oops. How embarrasingly stupid I am: RTFM. The car claims 185kW engine 
output; allowing for less-than-100% efficiency, it uses about 200kWh per 
hour of running time. Covering my head in shame now...


rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au wrote:

> Linkers,
> Wired got all excited about a battery powered car:
> http://www.wired.com/news/wiredmag/0,71414-0.html?tw=rss.index
> My maths isn't good enough for this, but I'm wondering: how would you 
> work out the generation load required for electric cars? It seems that 
> 6300+ batteries would really suck the power down the cable when you 
> plugged it in!
> RC
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