Posted by Trinity Of Matrix on October 2, 2007, 11:56 am
I have a dream how the perfect Toyota Prius would look like:
- Plug-in possibility to plug to the home elecrical power network.
- Solarcells on the roof charging automatically up the batteries
- liquefied gas motor or at least Turbo Diesel
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Posted by stratus46 on October 6, 2007, 5:48 am
On Oct 2, 4:56 am, Trinity Of Matrix
> I have a dream how the perfect Toyota Prius would look like:
> - Plug-in possibility to plug to the home elecrical power network.
> - Solarcells on the roof charging automatically up the batteries
> - liquefied gas motor or at least Turbo Diesel
> Trinity Of Matrix
> E-Mail (only for spammer): trinity.mat...@localhost.localdomain
Why would you want to plug in the car? From 'online conversion"
1 gallon [U.S.] of automotive gasoline = 36.6 kilowatt hour
In southern CA we pay 24 cents / kWh which works out to $.78 for the
equivalent of 1 gallon gas when I can get that for $.85. Doesn't seen
like a good trade to me -- combined with taking hours to 'fill up'
Posted by Joe Mayo on October 17, 2007, 11:28 am
I don't live in the US, I live in Europe.
And in Europe you can multiply the price of the US gas by 3.
So currently gas with 95 octan costs here about 1,38 EUR per Liter
(don't know how much gallon it does).
So electricity is not expensiver than gas (I think its cheaper) and cleaner.
-= Joe Mayo* =-
* This is a fake name.
Posted by Bob & Holly Wilson on October 18, 2007, 4:54 am
Something I'd never thought how much more economic sense plug-in makes
in Europe versus the USA. Yet we're seeing more of that in the States .
. . or I've not been seeing much in our media.
Posted by newsgroups.comcast.net on October 19, 2007, 9:27 am
The original poster failed to take into account the relative efficiency of
the internal combustion engine (15-20%) and the electric motor (95%).