[LINK] Electric vehicles and generation

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Sun Jul 23 14:22:03 AEST 2006

At 02:03 PM 23/07/2006, rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au wrote:
>The absolute - if we're close to maximum battery capacity and motor 
>efficiency - is the simple weight-power-distance-elevation calculation. 
>So: can the car be light enough to use little enough electricity to be 
>practical, cheap, cover long distances, and be rechargeable from an 
>accessible source?

You may have missed a critical variable:  safe. You can have a very 
lightweight car if you are willing to forgo the structural elements that 
keep them from flying apart of crushing the occupants in a high speed crash.


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