[LINK] Electric vehicles and generation

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Sat Jul 22 20:33:32 AEST 2006

There is a long discussion of this on slashdot:

  Electric Cars and Their Discontents

On 2006 Jul 22, at 4:10 PM, Antony Barry wrote:

> On 22/07/2006, at 8:10 AM, rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au wrote:
>> 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...
> And -
>> the lightweight machine can go 250 miles on a single charge. (When  
>> connected to a special 220-volt, 70-amp outlet, recharging takes  
>> about three and a half hours.)
> Ouch! 15kw!
> It would pull in 30 minutes what my house uses in a day.

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