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Old 02-04-2013, 11:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ryland
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I wouldn't bother with the solar panels on the vehicle, put them on the roof of your house facing the sun at the correct angle, pointing them straight up on the roof of a vehicle will give you very little output, covering the bed of a pickup truck might give you a mile range per day and cost you $1,000 while those same solar panels on the roof of your house will give you 2-3 times the output and be at a lower risk of being damaged.

If you want to go with lead acid batteries a truck wouldn't be a bad choice.

Everything you need to know about making an electric vehicle work is pretty straight forward, there is no real guess work in how fast or how far you will go with a given setup, it's just some basic math and a lot of EV web sites have calculators to help you figure this stuff out so you can take the guess work out of it.
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