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Posted by Eeyore on May 17, 2009, 8:34 pm

wmbjkREMOVE@citlink.net wrote:

Not from a standard wall socket.


Posted by residualselfimage1999 on May 17, 2009, 12:27 pm

While the video doesn't say it, from another source I know that the
E6 has two recharging systems onboard - one is for fast recharging
the other is slow recharging. Its LiFePO4 battery last longer if  the
slow recharger is used (which can use a regular househould current).
The fast recharger needs a special external unit to recharge it but
I don't remember the details about how it worked.

The original query for this thread/posting only cited a need for
commuting with the vehicle which could swap batteries that
were being recharging at night at home. The E6 batteries are
located in bottom chassis of the vehicle and it would require a
mechanical lift similar to one demostrated by the video I
posted previously by "Better Place."

A 200 mile range would be adequate for most daily
commuters; however,  in general,  EVs are not particular
practical as a as long range travel because of their recharging
time and limited range.

Posted by user on May 17, 2009, 4:57 pm
 residualselfimage1999@gmail.com wrote:

recharge it !

Even a fifty mile range is good enough for commuters, the average daily
commute is only about 30 miles in the USA

Posted by Eeyore on May 17, 2009, 8:48 pm

user@domain.invalid wrote:

And the day you need to go 60 miles ? This is why the hybrid is so much more


Posted by user on May 17, 2009, 9:45 pm
 Eeyore wrote:


You take the other ice car. The average North American family has more
than one vehicle. Use the electric for what it's best suited, urban
driving. I like hybrids as well, but this thread is about electric cars.
In an urban setting an electric for commuting makes sense, especailly
when charging stations are installed.

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