EVs Hybrid Electric Vehicles and the Grid
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Tony...just what is being used to produce all that electricity to recharge these wonderful electric cars? The Good Fairy?
Posted by: Justthinkin at April 25, 2007 6:08 AM
We'll need nuclear power for the extra electricity.
Posted by: Belisarius at April 25, 2007 10:12 AM
[ Discussion from SmallDeadAnimals blogsite ]
Justthinkin and Belisarius,
There is overnight recharge capacity in the grid for 180,000,000 electric vehicles without stress to the grid.
Air conditioners are far more demanding. That*s why there are brown outs in a heat wave.
Air conditioners are becoming much more energy efficient, much as the new refrigerators are.
Some hybrids like the new Ford Escape may not require plug-in at all. The battery pack is kept up through braking and downhill, or coasting.
The solar panel auto roof will be practical soon. Plug-in demand will become minimal or not required at all.
Just think. You go to work or the beach and your EV battery reserve is down to 25%. When its time to go home, the solar roof has you back up to 75%. Ain*t tech great?= TG
Posted by: TonyGuitar at April 25, 2007 12:49 PM