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Old 11-28-2010, 08:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by endurance View Post
I think a lot of people are hooked on the idea of never having to buy gas again.
Yeah, but they're not driving in reality mode :-) In addition to the range/battery weight issues, there's the problem of current draw: a battery that does fine in the flatlands because you never accelerate at max throttle for more than a few seconds is going to fail miserably when you e.g. try to climb several thousand vertical ft at 6-7% grade, because even if it has the energy capacity, it's not going to be able to sustain the discharge rate.
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