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Old 10-18-2008, 03:55 PM   #726 (permalink)
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"new" used batteries?

I just got a message from an EV builder in Ottawa. He's replacing a pack on a car next weekend and asked if I wanted the old batteries - identical type to what's in the ForkenSwift now. Price: core charge.

Apparently the vehicle getting the new pack is getting 40km per charge now, roughly half what it's capable of when new (in warm weather).

Assuming similar efficiency to the ForkenSwift (reasonable assumption), we should expect similar range from the batteries, more or less doubling what we're getting from the ones we have now. Woo? Woo!

OK, maybe a bit less since we'd be taking a bigger hit from Herr Peukert because we're running a lower voltage pack with higher current draw.
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