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ChrisTenone

Nice. . . !


The problem with cars like this is the cord unplugs at 20 feet ;)




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larryd

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Qdeathstar

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stiff against the freezing fog
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Time has failed him -- all things shall pass.

larryd

Maybe load the back seat up with batteries and plug the cord into them.

That way you don't need to have a 100 km long extension cord.


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ChrisTenone

'In all seriousness', what type battery does it have. I read somewhere that manufacturers are going back to nickel based batteries, instead of lithium, for cost reasons.
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Qdeathstar

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May 20, 2019, 01:46 pm Last Edit: May 20, 2019, 01:47 pm by Qdeathstar
Telsa uses lithium batteries. about 220mi range.  I don't think nickel based batteries are well suited for electric cars, especially when lithium batteries are going down in cost.  The charge rate for Nickel based batteries is slow.
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glares at a tickless watch.

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Robin2

Just curious. Has anyone used an all-electric car in a North American winter?

For how many hours will the heater work if you get caught on a road blocked by a snowstorm?

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ChrisTenone

Granting that all-electric cars have different operating demands, Toyota finds nimh batteries a plus for inclement weather. Here's a short article about the different uses.
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Henry_Best

Maybe load the back seat up with batteries and plug the cord into them.

That way you don't need to have a 100 km long extension cord.
I hear that those 100Km long extensions get very tangled at roundabouts.

Patrick_M

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larryd

Here in Canada, ambient temperature can be -40 to +30 °C.

I have wondered how these cars can supply any range at all with winter heating and summer air conditioning.


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Qdeathstar

the AC actually doesn't use that many miles.... but the heat will use a lot. They recommend using heated seats in lue of cabin heat... luckily the winters here aren't too bad.  And it still has a 200 mile range. I think they say you lose 5-10 miles of range per hr of heat...

I wouldn't take the tesla out for a road trip in the middle of winter, but i imagine if you were determined you could. They've got supercharger stations spread out every 100 miles or so, that take about an hour to give you a full charge.

I was able to drive from richmond to virginia beach which is about 105 miles with the AC full on and had 35 percent of batter remaining (50 miles). And i've learned of several tricks to increase range.


so i'd say you can reliably count on at least a 100 mile range worst case, which is enough to get to any supercharger station.


Tesla's are sweeeeeet.
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sterretje

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May 21, 2019, 05:30 am Last Edit: May 21, 2019, 05:35 am by sterretje
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Robin2

And it still has a 200 mile range.

[...]

 They've got supercharger stations spread out every 100 miles or so,
That's worrying. If the first charge station is out of order you won't have enough juice to get to the next one  :)

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