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Old 09-04-2017, 04:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JockoT View Post
Batteries have to be babied to get the most range out of them. Too warm or too cool and the don't give their best. Cooling is therefore necessary depending on duty.
Not so much. Somebody calculated that I am putting only 500 watts into my cooling battery system during the 10 kwh daily commute.

They do prefer being warmer than 80 * f.
2000 F250 7.3 CC 20+ MPG @ 10000 #
2013 Golf tdi 47.5 mpg neutered, summer fuel
1988 Ranger EV Volt batts>> 17,000 MPG and climbing. Apart for rebuild.
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