Re: [EVDL] EVLN: GM Spark, the "we've got one too" electric "compliance car"
A typical 40 mile round-trip commute requires the charger draw just 7
amps at 120 volts overnight. (Less than 1 kW).
This is not an issue for the distribution system whatsoever.
At 12:38 PM 8/17/2012, you wrote:
>[quote] EVDL Administrator wrote:
> > On 16 Aug 2012 at 8:58, brucedp wrote:
> >> The California-based company is talking blithely about $20,000 battery
> >> electric cars that can travel 300 (not 200) miles on a charge. If true,
> >> thatTMs more than a game changer, itTMs almost game over for gas cars.
> > Assuming this is something more than the ad club talking (and I'm
> > skeptical), the limiting factor then becomes the rate at which the charger
> > can deliver energy to the battery.
> > Am I missing anything here?
> > David Roden - Akron, Ohio, USA
> > EVDL Administrator
>Yes (sorry!) I think you are missing something - but you are in good
>company as lots of EV-decriers say the same thing about even much
>smaller packs. The simple fact is that people will plug in each
>night (or day whilst at work if they can't charge at home) and only
>be putting the daily average of 35 (or whatever it is)-worth of
>electricity into their cars - not anywhere near 300 miles
>worth. And as others have said, those that do need a full charge
>will be using purpose-built, dedicated chargers at specific
>locations. Besides, how many people are going to fork out even $10k
>for a market-mature, high-power DC charger - let alone the $50k they
>cost at the moment - for their home (unless it's called a 'PV array')?
>Regards, Martin Winlow
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