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Old 11-24-2008, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The issue isn't weight so much as it is the cost of the cells and their output.

Typically the cost is very high and the power output fairly low (relative to the power demands of the vehicle).

People who have added panels to electric passenger cars (or hybrids) typically report that they provide a very small boost in range (let's say a couple of miles).
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