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SVOboy 01-04-2008 07:06 PM

What kind of EV would it take?
Assuming you would buy an EV given certain conditions, what would they be?

For example, for me I would do a conversion on my current car and would need to have a steady job, ~10k, and a reasonably short commuter but still one that is too long to bike every day (meaning something like a 20 mile each way commute) so that range would need to be ~100 miles.

What about you? What kind of specs and price would it take to go EV?

MetroMPG 01-04-2008 07:14 PM

20 km range, and about 700 bucks would do it for me. (Smarta$$!)

SVOboy 01-04-2008 07:15 PM

Nobody cares what you think, :)

Lazarus 01-04-2008 07:16 PM

I can put as much as 70 miles in a day with rolling terrain without much chance for opportunity charging. So I would need a 140 mile range a top speed of 60 mph. A heater of some kind. I can make it without the AC. I figure the money I save in gas will make up for battery replacement when the time comes. Finish product under 10K. The trick is getting the money to get it in the first place.:)

roflwaffle 01-04-2008 09:06 PM

I would need to live somewhere w/ lots of traffic. Otherwise it's cheaper to run some sort of ICE due to battery/electricity costs.

jazzie604 01-04-2008 09:55 PM

id need a 30 mile range, 60 mph, and someone willing to trade it for my 82 S10 blazer I have sitting waiting for... me to get off my keister and do something with it.

trebuchet03 01-04-2008 11:23 PM

At the moment.... 250 mile range at highway speeds... I could probably go with 220 mile range :)

bestmapman 01-04-2008 11:23 PM

A great car would be the prius with a 30 mile EV range.

The perfect car would be:
1) The car is a 500 mile range, total EV that goes 80 MPH top end.
2) Is a normal size car with 4 wheels.
3) It comes with solar panels that charge during the day and store the
energy for night time charging.
4) Has a built in charger so when you go on a trip you can plug it into a
normal socket.
5) comes in Red

MetroMPG 01-04-2008 11:25 PM


Originally Posted by trebuchet03 (Post 4141)
At the moment.... 250 mile range at highway speeds... I could probably go with 220 mile range :)


trebuchet03 01-05-2008 12:03 AM


Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 4143)

Honest truth.... :/

My car needs to be able to make an occasional 200 mile trip from school to parent's...

If there was a range extended option (generator trailer or what have you) - that would totally change things... I could accept a 30 mile range with an extended range option...

For that reason, chemical energy beats electrical (in my circumstances) :/

I also need to do about 400 miles on vote day... I actually drive home from school to vote, then drive back north :p I don't absentee... It is, after all, Floriduh :p

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