We drove these electric cars until they DIED!

Discussion in 'EV (Electric Vehicle) Discussion' started by Tideland Prius, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    I'm surprised this video hasn't surfaced on PC yet.


     
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    It would have been more interesting if they actually tried to use the generator on all of them when they ran out of juice. I would have been curious to find out if that actually worked and how fast they would have charged. Most of them were just pushed to the EVSE, one used an extension cord with the car’s EVSE, or even towed in one case.


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    The videos I've seen have been pretty unimpressive. The typical 1-2 kW generators are load sensitive so you have to set the car to a minimum current before using the generator. Then slowly increase the amps so the generator can keep up. Worse, those air-cooled generators are extremely inefficient. Most EVs get ~3-4 miles per kW.

    A better approach, is to tow the car and let it get a charge from regeneration.

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    Or an onboard, always ready, charger. (y)
     
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