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Old 07-16-2014, 12:39 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Tesla could not call their next car, "Model E". Ford apparently sued them from using that moniker. Ford tried to killed S, E, X, for Tesla. Elon Musk just reimagined it and called it Model 3 or Model III.

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...now BMW has a beef with it.


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Old 07-17-2014, 02:12 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Tesla could not call their next car, "Model E". Ford apparently sued them from using that moniker....now BMW has a beef with it.
Now that's funny.

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Low aero drag, free wheel coasting (with regen only when the driver needs it) and improved wall-to-wheel efficiency. The '7' has an AC synchronous motor, so no permanent magnets dragging when you coast. It loses just ~8% vs the ~15% for typical EV's, because it uses no BMS. They bottom balanced the pack (99 CALB 100Ah cells) instead. Much less heat during charging - less heat means less energy lost.
This is relevant to my interests. I may get one shot at having an electric car. I'd like to see a $2-4000 conversion and 20-40 mile range. Do you think it would be possible to go with AC in that scenario? Could you suggest other threads or search terms to try?
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Gosh, I hope that some of these responses are facetious. Ecomodders should know that for the vast majority of the driving public, a 'low range' EV is more than adequate. I'm in my third year of putting over 18,000 annual miles on an i-MiEV, which is rated at only 62 miles range. The EV purchased as a "second car" quickly becomes the primary vehicle, simply because it is so much more enjoyable to drive, not to mention so much more economical. Our gasser is now relegated to secondary and road trip use, though with the DC fast charging infrastructure of WA and OR, all trips up to 100 miles are plenty convenient by EV. Multiple charging stops (3 between Tacoma and Portland, do get kind of tedious).
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:45 PM   #34 (permalink)
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On Monday, I had a second date with a young lady who insulted everything compared to her Prius. She insisted Dad's Focus SFE was way too small.

What would she say of my HX, with its dented fender and cracked paint?

Yet, I rarely have more than one passenger, and both the Focus and Civic rival the mileage of her toy.

I just drove four hours to see my new niece and have waited about that long to actually see her. How long you can drive and how frequently you need to stop is highly variable. We only stopped for lights and we always pack the food and drink we need for the entire trip, but people driving with small children may need to stop frequently.

Is 400 MPH the limit on supercharging? You would need to stop for thirty minutes for every three hours you drove. Free charging is great, but would that be enough? Maybe free wifi and device charging while your car is charging.
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By the way, the Model E is now going to be called the Model III; as apparently Ford (!) has already registered the name Model E.
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though with the DC fast charging infrastructure of WA and OR, all trips up to 100 miles are plenty convenient by EV
Also relevant to my interest. The i-MiEV interfaces with the Tesla network. Isn't there a competing standard?

I see your other EV is a '71. My best candidate is a '58 body on a '71 floorpan. Do you know anything about what it would take to interface those to the Tesla stations?

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Also relevant to my interest. The i-MiEV interfaces with the Tesla network. Isn't there a competing standard?
I believe that would be CHAdeMO
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On Monday, I had a second date with a young lady who insulted everything compared to her Prius.
At least she wasn't making comparisons to her Daddy.

radiantthought -- Thanks, from CHAdeMO - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I found Category:Charging stations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Based on the subjects, 11 of the 16 articles are about unique interfaces.

I'm contemplating a home-brew EV conversion; and I need to make informed decisions about the surrounding infrastructure, batteries vs supercapacitors, &etc.
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I'm contemplating a home-brew EV conversion; and I need to make informed decisions about the surrounding infrastructure, batteries vs supercapacitors, &etc.
I'd say stick to SAE J1772, you can do 6kw with that and they are, without a doubt, the most common thing you'll see in charging stations. If you're rolling your own I'd say just leave your charge controller open for future modding and then adapt to whichever DC fast charge standard wins out.
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We're straying off topic for this thread; but I want to use Paul Holmes controller, from the Fossil Fuel Free sub-forum here, so I can drive around with an Open Revolt logo on the car.

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