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so when will we see an electric car with a REMOVABLE battery pack?!

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Posted by misterfact on August 7, 2006, 9:02 pm
So how much would a NiMH battery pack or Li-ion pack weigh that would
give an extremely lightweight electric car- a range of 40 miles?

That way- one could charge 3 or 4 of them with photovoltaics and/or a
wind-electric generator while driving on one pack.

We need an extremely lightweight (aluminum/plastic) vehicle that can go
40mph for city driving commuters. The interior could be well padded for
safety with airbags. Low speed accidents would not cause severe injury-
especially if the accidents involve two lightweight vehicles.

 Heavier gas guzzlers could be ordered to stay in the right lane at
lower speeds (say- 40mph) and that would be ENFORCED!

 Those heavier gas vehicles would go the way of the dinosaurs- a quick


Posted by Jeff on August 8, 2006, 5:00 am
misterfact@yahoo.com wrote:

Well, those two are at opposite ends of the weight scale.

  that would

You must have missed the stories about the "Tesla".

http://www.wired.com/news/wiredmag/0,71414-0.html?tw=wn_story_page_prev2  />


<URL: http://www.teslamotors.com/  />

Just add money, lots of money. Lithium ion is not cheap, neither is the
charge/discharge trivial.


Posted by =?iso-8859-1?Q?Roland_M=F6sl?= on August 8, 2006, 6:05 am
This is not usefull.

Every battery has not only a maximal capacity,
it has also a maximal discharge rate.
it has also a maximal charge rate.

A battery for only 40miles would have a to small discharge rate
for fast driving.

They create in Germany just the car, You want,
but much better than You want



This stands for LOW REsistance MObility.

4 persons
450 kg weight
cw=0,2 front area 1,1m

The first version will have a 20 hp Diesel engine.
Only 1,5 litre for 100km. Makes 157 mpg.
20 hp are enough for 160km/h or 100mph!

But it's expected, that the next version will be
electric with or withoug range extension with a generator.

A reasonable battery would be 60kg weight, 9 kWh storage
giving 150 km or 90 miles electric only range.


The expected energy consumption is 6 kWh/100km.

Now look on Your households electric bill and calculate
how many kms a year, Your electric consumption would
drive such a car.

Even in not so sunny Germany, one squaremeter photovoltaic
would produce so much electric power to drive this car
2000km per year.

For longer travels, even a small generator like this APU
designed for deep freeze trucks would be enough to
extend the range.


If You want to discuss about this car, the company
creating the car has a forum


Roland Msl
http://car.pege.org  cars and traffic
http://live.pege.org  building and live

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