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Electric Vehicle Thoughts, Questions & Answers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sethodine, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. ThreeWheelBurnin

    ThreeWheelBurnin Elio Addict

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    I like being able to take a nap in my EV on a hot day at lunch time without filling the parking garage with exhaust fumes while my AC runs.:p
     
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    Oh, and if all the "what pieces should I use" gets too complicated, Canadian Electric Vehicles offers complete conversion kits and lots of documentation and help for your EV conversion. I've read lots of good things about them! They also do kits tailored to specific vehicles, so it wouldn't surprise me if an Elio kit becomes a thing from them in the coming years. (I'm also really liking the look of their electric Mini trucks :D ).

    Their "Universal" kit comes with a Warp 9.
     
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    I'm close to that. I'm cheap, not green. But if Green is cheap. I'm all in.
     
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    An article reminded me of something worth noting, maintenance. Except for the batteries, EV are phenomenal in reliability and low maintenance..
    article link on the Testa for that. And for batteries, except for replacement they are as low as gas tanks, more or less. Although, there are lab-in-work cathode-annode upgrades trying/succeeding at getting up to 10x the life from battery power as well. Someday, someday....

     
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    Little bit of futurism for battery tech around Zinc-Manganese Oxide chemistry, from a Gizmag Article , the top quote below is the bottom-line stats, and then some quotes from around the web to compare with... But I wonder what they mean as comparable cost, per watt or per pound or per use? Devil is in the detail!

     
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    That....is very confusing. It's like no single source can even agree on what the capacity for Lithium Ion is... and then trying to compare mAh/g to Wh/Kg, without reference to voltage???
     
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    Shall we put the next mine in your community?
     
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    No? Thankfully, North America's apalling lack of Lithium deposits means that won't be necessary.
     
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    Well, yes, some of that was a bit old, you can't always find a date from a web reference.

    I read it as, much more than 300ah/g per gram is possible for Li, but the ah/g for the ZMO lab test is about as dense as what production Li has, but with a lot more cycles possible. If the purchase pricing stands-up equal to Lead-Acid by weight (big if), it's a definite advantage over Li chemistry.
    The bigger deal here is the 5000 cycles. If you use your car to the recommended discharge 250 times a year, that's 20 years of use. Possibly above the expected useful life of an EV car, which would then be about double the average working life of a gas-powered car.
     
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    Only if you want a community swimming pool. We hit the water table at about 5 feet in my area. But I'm sure the alligator and turtle populations would love it.
     

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