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Old 03-11-2009, 02:52 AM   #52 (permalink)
Blue Bomber Man
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Location: Upstate NY
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GreenMile - '00 Mazda Protege ES
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So I crunched a few numbers:

A 2 kw-hr pack will get you about 9 miles.

I'm finding the spreadsheet doesn't like such a small battery pack. It's because it also matches up battery output with what is required to reach certain speeds. So I lowered the output requirements significantly without adjusting the capacity, but what it means for you is you need to make sure have a high enough discharge rate to get your vehicle up to a usable speed. Without a high enough rate you will not be able to go all electric.
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