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Old 11-24-2008, 05:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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For the negative responses in the thread,

This is meant for an ELECTRIC vehicle built on a budget. That means lead acid batteries and a range under 60 kms. For that application it is a fabulous idea. They say on the page that in Texas heat on midday they get 1/2 hour out of it. That's most of your vehicles useful driving time.

Any air conditioning solution will add at least the same weight, and making ice cold on the electricity grid with a heat pump (that means fridge) is going to be more efficient then using electricity that has been passed through a battery (in an electric vehicle) and acquiring the associated losses to power a heat pump in your car. It will also enable you to use the ac without decreasing your range and prevent you from having to open the window and decrease range.
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