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Old 10-29-2010, 11:24 AM   #26 (permalink)
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My CarBEN design would probably be under 1,600 pounds with the DBM Hummingbird battery. How is this hard to make crash worthy? And have you seen those uber-high mileage vehicles? This Audi A2 EV still seats four people. They did the drive at night, so with lights and heat, too. It got about 140MPGe on this run.

We don't know the cost -- it probably will be expensive, especially until some other company comes out with a similar battery cell. It costs about 2 cents per mile for electricity.

I think Dave Cloud's Dolphin (or my CarBEN?) would go 600-800 miles on the 115kWh Hummingbird battery.
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