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Old 09-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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They'll get to deleting it/them. No value to any of their messages. I can't be too judgemental, as I just posted a link to a newer company that could have helped me (the old referral program gave new members who were referred people a free month, AND the new members).

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Old 09-19-2013, 10:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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And idiot.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:08 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Makes sense. I know I have heard that before, but slipped my mind.

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Is it worth while to have a fully electric car with a bigger battery than just a small tank, and the engine (diesel maybe, .5L?) just charge the battery when it gets low?
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I keep laughing at the idea of clicking it on your post and saying "It works!"

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Oh sure! Make me delete my own post after very politely asking to have it deleted as well!

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Old 09-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Is it worth while to have a fully electric car with a bigger battery than just a small tank, and the engine (diesel maybe, .5L?) just charge the battery when it gets low?
Something like a cheaper equivalent to the Fisker Karma?
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Something like a cheaper equivalent to the Fisker Karma?
Exactly. Cruze/Focus size. Why couldn't a totally stripped out model be >25k?

Top Gear made one. Seriously, I know it was entertainment and a big joke, but it worked. It's not the solution but it's a cheap alternative to hybrids and electric.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:08 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I have already seen some portable gensets fitted with stationary single-cylinder Diesel engines with a built-in fuel tank, which could be easily contained under the hood of a Focus or a Cruze. The batteries could be mounted in the place of the OEM fuel tank.

I have already considered some different setups for the fuel tank, to save some space, such as a custom one to be mounted behind the dash, altough that would probably be illegal...
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:12 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I honestly have no idea why more than just a handful of people would want, or require, their electric vehicle to go 200+ miles on a charge. 265 miles on a Tesla is absurd, and a waste of money.

Most families have 2+ cars, one of which should be a gasser. If the need arises to travel more than 100 miles, they should take the gasoline powered car. For those that have only an electric car in the stable, they should temporarily swap for their friend's gasoline car for the longer trip... and these are just 2 of the many other solutions to the range anxiety people have concerning electric cars.

I'd like to see a Leaf equivalent car sell for ~$20,000 and be available in the used car market (private party) a few years later for half that price. One of my cars would then be electric. As it is, there is no cheap commercial option out there for me, so I'm likely to purchase a used Prius.

The generator idea has been discussed at length in this thread, starting at about post #154.

To sum it up, if you're going to burn fossil fuels to propel a vehicle, it's more efficient to directly use the mechanical energy in a mechanical way, (IE pusher trailer). Extending the range of an electric vehicle using gas defeats the purpose of an electric vehicle.

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