Posted by email@example.com on May 11, 2009, 2:37 pm
Where can I buy an electric car with a REMOVABLE battery pack and a
set of pv panels, charge controller, etc. for my home's roof (about
1000 watts)- to charge the battery pack? Does anyone sell such a
package or put together one?:
the whole packagel must have a GOOD WARRANTY !!!
I would probably buy an extra battery pack so I could charge one pack
while out driving the car during the day. That way, when I return
home, I simply switch packs from car to pv's and visa versa. I will
fabricate my own wheeled dolly and winch to lift the packs.
Posted by Eeyore on May 11, 2009, 7:06 pm
No. Nor likely to EVER. 1000 watts won't get you very far btw unless you
mean an electric bicycle.
Posted by harry on May 11, 2009, 8:58 pm
Quiite right about the panel size, you would need ten times that size
at least & even then it would take forever to charge. You almost
never get the full output from a PV panel unless you live in a very
sunny clime and it's midday
Also it gets dark just about everywhere I know of!
We had fork truck at one time with changeable battery packs. They were
on a plug with a short flexible lead. The truck could unload it's own
battery using the forks. Which wieghed 1/4 of a ton. Are you feeling
strong or got a good hoist?
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on May 12, 2009, 4:19 pm
The Prius battery charger is 10amps. amps times volts= watts. 10
amps times 120v= 1200 watts. I thought the Prius gets at least 30miles
on an 8 hour charge. You can get 8 hours of full sunlight on a good
day! 1200watts of pv's ought to do the job in a day.
Posted by Bob F on May 12, 2009, 5:36 pm
Does Prius even have a plug-in hybrid?