Herm
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Re: How do we promote QC stations?

Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:14 am

More likely would be 100kwh battery packs, giving you a nominal hwy range of 400 miles.. I just dont see people paying for more (or wanting anything heavier) than that in a car.. a handful of fed or state owned 50kw chargers sprinkled across the hwy network would be sufficient for the yearly vacation trip to go see grandma. A 50kw charger recharges at a rate of 200 miles per hour of charge time... pretty substantial.

A different application will be large packs for long distance 18 wheelers, and they will come.. and 500 mile packs are about all you need for those also. Commercial aviation may also need large packs.

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Re: How do we promote QC stations?

Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:28 am

Herm wrote: A different application will be large packs for long distance 18 wheelers, and they will come.. and 500 mile packs are about all you need for those also. Commercial aviation may also need large packs.
When I first read this I thought you were referring to an 18 wheeler refueling the car while on the road driving...now that would be pretty cool.

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Re: How do we promote QC stations?

Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:35 am

ya, we dont need a 1000 mile range battery pack unless you are a cross country trucker. then heavy duty charging stations would probably be easy at major truck stations.

400 miles would be more than enough for probably 99+% of our needs. but even that is not an easy overnight charge at double the current L-2 rates.

battery swapping does address this niche demand, but in my life, i have only needed this much driving 4 times in the past 7 years. my Disney trip which was almost 3000 miles in two weeks. a 4 day trip to Montana. two days of all day driving and two days in Montana.

but even my longer trips to Salem, 400 miles there is no problem. i would have nearly half the pack left. we always spent at least a night there usually two, so recharging at night with standard L-2 would give us enough in two days to be recharged although we would not need nearly that much to get back
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