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Old 04-10-2019, 12:07 PM   #5577 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sendler View Post
Anything that doesn't move much can have a cord. Cross country trains can have electrified rails.
Earth movers carrying loads up out of a pit, or the giant farm tractors that are now required to grow enough food for 8 billion people, run at 40% thermal efficiency so unlike a car, there is only slightly better than 2:1 efficiency to be gained. And are not convenient to run on a cord. You will need a MWh battery to take the place of each 400 Liters of fuel.
Yeah,that looks good!
I came up with 1.693-MWh as an electrical equivalent for the diesel,and since half the mileage is 'downhill',with a regenerative fudge-factor,1-MWh is real reasonable.
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