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Posted by rpautrey2 on March 26, 2009, 8:25 pm

Posted by Eeyore on March 26, 2009, 10:19 pm

rpautrey2 wrote:

Yes you are one.


Posted by Bill Carter on March 25, 2009, 9:43 pm
 You wrote:

Yawn, dumb rant. They wouldn't drain the battery.

Posted by You on March 26, 2009, 5:37 pm

Say's Who? You don't know that...... if they didn't want the power stored
in the battery what would be the point of this "NEW System"?  You plug in
your 50% charged car, and expect it to be 100% by morning, and the
utility needs your power so they take 50% of your Batteries power. That,
Sonny, leaves you with a 25% charge, when you expected a 100% charge....
to drive to work the next morning... I can see it now, "Boss I am late
cause the Power Company, sucked my eCar battery down to 25% last night,
and I didn't have enough Juice to get to work this morning, on-time....
Sounds about right, doesn't it......

Posted by harry on March 26, 2009, 7:45 pm
  Well there could be ways round the above problems.  The first is
that the utility company would have to subsidise the battery.  There
could be a switch in the car so the owner could prevent "discharging
to mains".  Many owners, such as myself, only use the car
occasionally.  The car  would already have in inverter, perhaps some
mod to allow it to "discharge to mains."

So it's not totally stupid.  However one would think, there's gotta be
better ways.
One being having diverse sources of "green power"

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