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Old 12-06-2014, 11:42 PM   #141 (permalink)
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I want to totally leave fossil fuels behind, in say 4-5 years. And having an EV is the best first step.
Amen. So say we all.

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Old 12-07-2014, 01:07 AM   #142 (permalink)
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Same here.

Neil, can you look at http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post458629 ?
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:51 AM   #143 (permalink)
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I put enough solar on our property {6.81 kW ground mounted} so we converted from a 77% efficient natural gas furnace to a 19 SEER/ 10.2 HSPF central unit. We still make more than we use, but as soon as the Prius is paid for and a longer range, sorta' affordable EV is available, I'll be driving on sunshine. At least, that's the general plan.

I hope it continues to work amazingly well for you and that it encourages some of your neighbors to go electric.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:43 AM   #144 (permalink)
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I just posted our worst charge this morning, of 16.6kWh / 44.775 miles (corrected distance):

370.74 Wh/mi
90.82 mpg (US)
109.21 mpg (Imp)
2.59 L/100 km
1.1 gal (US)/100 mi

Terrible!

My spouse and our neighbor commuted together. So, a ~32MPG car going the same distance, and a train ride with a ~8 mile drive in a Golf TDI to and from the train station were combined into this.

My neighbor wants to know more about owning an electric car.
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I just posted our worst charge this morning, of 16.6kWh / 44.775 miles (corrected distance):

370.74Wh/mile
90.82 MPGe (US)
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Terrible!
I've done worse, my volt came in around 511 wt/hr per mile while very cold and deep slush a while back.

Normally I am sitting right around 300wt/hr a mile lately, good thing electric is free, I can charge at work and my trip is short. That and I am using heat/preheat now (never did before but the battery heater kicks in if I don't)
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YKYAEMI you think 90 mpge is "terrible!".
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Okay - a Googlefoo on "YKYAEMI" yielded squat ...
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370.74Wh/mile
90.82 MPGe (US)
109.21 L/100km
1.1 gal/100 miles
That can't be right Awesome figures otherwise. Electric is most definitely the future.
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If anything, these numbers are a bit too low, because the JuiceBox Premium is slightly over-reading the kWh, because it is based on a one-time voltage reading. But it does include the losses between the plug and the wheels.

I agree that EV's are the future. I cannot think of a way to be more efficient; other than lowering the aerodynamic drag. The drivetrain is paramount, and nothing beats an electric drivetrain.

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