[LINK] Electric vehicles and generation
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
> 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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