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Old 11-19-2007, 09:53 PM
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Eep! That's a long time! Does that time improve with different battery chemistries? It's really beginning to look like at least for my first car I will just be driving it around town. I was hoping to have something with around a 100 mile range that charged in a few hours. Ha! Shows what I know! (Or at least how much I still have to learn.)
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:35 PM
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There are some lithium batteries that can be recharged in 10 min or less (nanosafe is one of them), but you have to have some serious power in your house to dump that much energy into your car in such a short time, even a 240v outlet would not give enough juce for that. Other battery chemistries would reduce the recharge time compaired to lead acid to a point, but you are still limited by your household current, so a 10 min recharge is not likely at home (although with enough $$ anything is possible).
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:12 PM
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Oh hey! That answers my ponderings on the Tesla from my last post! (in Building From the Ground Up) I didn't realize there were different types of Lithium Ion batteries.
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