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Old 04-06-2009, 06:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MPaulHolmes View Post
That was funny. Also, in Speed 2, the boat had to go real fast, so that's another reason electric cars aren't quite ready.
Seriously! Until we have 100% electric container ships, I won't be able to buy my 1000hp EV Fjord Exploder that can go 3,000 miles between charges. Gosh, why can't those silly liberals understand this?

P.S. I should probably stop being a jackass, but I enjoy it so much.

Edit- When are major manufacturers going to build a heat-pump/AC instead of using AC/Resistive heating in EVs? If they use "waste" heat from the battery pack to keep the fins from icing up in cold temperatures they should be able to manage a COP of ~3 or so. The roadster for instance uses a 1500W heater that would draw about 50Wh/mile at 30mph average speed. In something like the i-MiEV, that would cut range about 20 miles off of the range. Using a heat pump would only cut about 6-7 miles off of the range, so that's definitely a big advantage.

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