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Old 10-16-2019, 05:26 PM   #7535 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
that 4,000-hp engine requires 26,666-hp worth of energy,from 'well' to wheels.With straight electric power from renewables,you skip the the 85% waste.And that's also why we don't need to build a renewable power grid with the capacity of current demand.
I wasn't talking about efficiency I was talking about power.
Now that you bring it up say a 2,000 gallon fuel tank could be replaced with a battery that holds the equivalent of 500 gallons. That would be 18.5 mega watt hours.
But then you problem only want to charge and run it between 20% and 80%. So would need more like 22mwh.
The power connection to recharge would need to be running like 2mw minimum.so you could recharge it in about 10 hours.

A power sub station for a 20mw is pretty substantial. That's what we have where I work. It cost millions of dollars and millions more to run the power for 20 miles.
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