View Single Post
Old 03-05-2020, 08:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
In the fasting lane
RedDevil's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
Posts: 3,885

Red Devil - '11 Honda Insight Elegance
Team Honda
90 day: 49.75 mpg (US)

It - '09 Hyundai I10 Active Cool
Team Hyundai
90 day: 31.45 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,630
Thanked 2,153 Times in 1,389 Posts
Originally Posted by Piotrsko View Post
Hmmm let's see 1100 electric hp equals .82 megawatt, 1026 amps at 800v no sag, so accelerate at this rate for about .6 seconds before draining the battery pack. That's useful. So a brief run provides enough heat to warm a school in Alaska. Almost big enough to be a surburban substation.
15 kWh = 54 MJ = 54 MWs
54 MWs / .82MW = 65.85 s

That's enough for a full minute of all-out acceleration and some spare electrons for change.
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.17 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.

Investors woes:
"In hindsight, I should have placed a bet on the horse that won the race"
"In hindsight, I should have bet more on that horse"
  Reply With Quote