Electric cars - How quick will mainstream adopt?

#361

Im skeptical. 1600 watts per kilogram? Tesla is the known leader in energy density and they are at like 250.

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#362

InsideEVs: Volkswagen I.D. Buggy Shows Groovy Style In Geneva: Video.

Oh hell yeah. This thing looks awesome.

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#363

Yeah would definitely buy if I could afford to have a brand new for fun vehicle.

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#364

BBC News: The fastest road car in the world revealed - and it’s electric.

So, here are some stats. Maker Automobili Pininfarina claims its Battista does 0-62mph in less than two seconds, 186mph in less than 12 seconds, has a top speed of more than 250mph, and does 280 miles on one charge.

Its brake horse power (bhp) is equivalent to 1,900, about twice that of a Formula 1 car

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#365

How many miles will it got at 250 mph, or driving that involves 0-60 in 2 seconds? Is the 280 miles on one charge dependent on how you drive?

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#366

I’d imagine it is just like any other car. Driving it at max speed is likely to decrease its range

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#367

Yeah the Veyron uses like 2 gpm when under full acceleration or something crazy like that.

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#368

Yeah i think the veyron only has 15 minutes of fuel at top speed

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#369

https://www.motortrend.com/news/jeep-wrangler-plug-in-hybrid-on-track-for-2020-launch/

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#370

You kind of made my point. I mean, a neckcar will run about 100 miles on a full tank of gas, but that is 50 laps or so pushing the engine to the limits. Maybe they could get 200 miles driving it like a Honda F-It? My general question is what kind of driving gets the high end range advertised? If you drive like me, I push a car to perform or to cruise at 10mph over. I am not squeezing mpg’s unless almost out of fuel. Thats not extreme. So what kind of range would that realistically get the electric performance cars? Is it close to the high end range advertised? Maybe it is. I think corvettes get pretty insane mileage when cruising.

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#371

Its really no different than a gasoline powered car. Whether powerd by gas or battery the cars performance is going to be impacted the same by factors that decrease mpg in a gasoline powered car. The negarive impacts of pushing an electric car may be a little less pronounced than in a gasoline powered car because electric motors are farrrrrrrr more efficient than gasoline engines.

The high end of the range is going to be measured precisely the same way as the high end of the range they put for mpg on gasoline cars.

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#372

Tesla just released version 3.0 of their Supercharger stations. It now charges at 250 kW, allowing charge times to be cut in half.

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#373

CNN: Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk’s second electric SUV is here.

Halfway between a model 3 and a model X this thing will only cost a few thousand dollars more then a comparable model 3 but it will have a lot of the X’s utility (7 passengers). This one could be a winner.

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#374

I have no idea how they’ll fit 7 in that thing. It is barely bigger than the 3. That said, this thing will do well, particularly in China where 10 million SUVs were sold last year.

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#375

Maybe. China has over 100 companies making EVs, and the government gives strong incentives to buy one of them.

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#376

As they will for tesla. That’s why tesla is buildjng a factory there.

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#377

clt says Tesla messed up the design. Add more to the back to increase headroom and capacity.

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#378

Electrek: NYC reveals massive maintenance savings from electric cars in its fleet.

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#380

Electrek: Dem to introduce bill that would expand electric vehicle tax credit.

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