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Old 11-21-2013, 03:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ryland View Post
First off, to go 130 miles per day, you are going to need a huge battery pack, say 300 amp hours at 144v if you can keep your electrical draw down to 300 watt hours per mile and my figure there gives you a small buffer so you don't over discharge your pack and destroy it right away.
Anyway, you'll need to go with lithium batteries and just the battery pack is going to cost you at least $15,000 and weigh 1,000 pounds, if you want a "cheap" battery pack that will give you that range, you'll have a lead acid pack that weighs no less then 4,600 pounds, at that point you'll for sure need a truck frame, trucks out there tend to get 500-600 watt hours per mile... so double the size of the pack and suddenly your truck isn't big enough.

You have three options that I see, take out a loan to build your EV, move closer to your job, convince your workplace to let you charge at work or find a car that burns fuel that gets good mileage.
Hi, thanks for the response!

My commute is only 64 miles total, so I'd only need 70 miles range. Hopefully that'd make the battery pack smaller and more affordable?
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