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Old 01-28-2015, 09:59 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Astro View Post
Adding another say 50% to the battery pack size for just that one long trip each month would mean i would be carrying around that extra weight every day and not getting any benefit from it.
It really isn't unused, the less you cycle your pack the longer it lasts, the more capacity the less you cycle. Plus you have more power available if you want to have some "fun". You can upsize the motor and controller for better acceleration/top speed. It works for tesla.

How many miles are we talking about here, commute vs once/month?
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