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Charge like you Volt-to: DIY J1772

Posted 09-03-2011 at 09:50 PM by bruceme
Updated 10-01-2011 at 10:07 AM by bruceme

I have a dirty secret, I like free stuff and I think you do too. Lately I find myself charged on public charging. No, I technically rarely "have-to" use the thin boxes popping up all over town. I've had facility folks come over twice now to tell me, "Those spaces aren't open!" I fluff my feathers and point to my charging cord and extort... "Oh yes I am, and I have a card to prove it". Yes, I carry my card with pride and I'm not afraid to tell those gasaholics a...
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Solar-based charging for EVs becoming a reality

Posted 02-03-2009 at 12:59 PM by rbgrn
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My vision for the future of personal transportation involves an at-home solar-charging electric vehicle. The vehicle would be fully electric, running off of affordable lithium-based light-weight high-capacity high-discharge batteries. The vehicle charges overnight in a garage or near a parking facility. The charging facility (garage or otherwise) has a bank of much cheaper flooded lead-acid batteries in which it charges by means of a building exterior (roof and sides) made of high efficiency...
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