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Old 04-04-2011, 05:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post

The 60 lead acid batteries used in Dave Cloud's Dolphin weigh 33 pounds each, so the total is 1,980 pounds. He has driven it ~200 miles, and those batteries are used... I think that is about 30kWh, so a little less than 1 gallon equivalent at 1 ton.

The bottom line is I think your initial weight estimate is about 2X too high?
I think you are right it's probably fair to use the 2000lb number. I was compensating for peukert by going 2x the weight.

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