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Hi Everyone,

We are going to give away a 32Kwh GBS Lithium Iron Manganese Phosphate battery pack consisting of 100x 100Ah cells. There is a big banner on our web page at:

www.elitepowersolutions.com

We will accept submissions starting October 1st. The application form is linked right under neath the banner.
 

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Nice! Too bad it is limited to US citizens. :( Should expand it to "American" ... btw Canada is in America..... even though most ppl don't recognize it as such. :)

Canada of America. .... I like that ring.... (North America of course)
 

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Nice! Too bad it is limited to US citizens. :( Should expand it to "American" ... btw Canada is in America..... even though most ppl don't recognize it as such. :)

Canada of America. .... I like that ring.... (North America of course)

Did you know the official name of Mexico is the United States of Mexico? Canadians should become the United States of Canada for consistency's sake. :D

Regarding the OP, just be careful to read the rules carefully. These are used cells that may have been used beyond their discharge capacity (but are still usable), you have to have them installed within 6 months of delivery, and you are on the hook for the taxes as if you received $15,000. Getting free prizes is too expensive in this country. :(
 

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Did you know the official name of Mexico is the United States of Mexico? Canadians should become the United States of Canada for consistency's sake. :D
...except we don't have states...;) :p

Have to be the United Provinces of Canada...
 

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Hmm I do like the sound of this. Being a college student, I do drive my EV everyday and promote EVs as much as I can. My car even has it's own EV parking space.

I have been itching to get Lithiums in my EV but don't have enough cash yet to do it. Even thought these are used, they should still pack some punch.
 

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Hmm I do like the sound of this. Being a college student, I do drive my EV everyday and promote EVs as much as I can. My car even has it's own EV parking space.

I have been itching to get Lithiums in my EV but don't have enough cash yet to do it. Even thought these are used, they should still pack some punch.
Do you have the money to pay the taxes on $15,000? Being a student, it might be your only income and be cheap, but for me it'd be about $400, roughly.
 

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Do you have the money to pay the taxes on $15,000? Being a student, it might be your only income and be cheap, but for me it'd be about $400, roughly.
Yeah, I do have spare change. I do have a part time job on campus that buys my toys on top of tuition, and in maybe 8 months I might have enough for 30 TS cells 100 Ah, but definitely not $15K for a 32 KWh pack. There is an EV Department on campus with a Battery Evaulation Lab, (where I park) but they only have Solectria's with Ni-MH and lead acid batteries, not a full Lithium pack in a car. I have a system setup where I can monitor all the data on my commuting and having a lithium pack would help go a long way in showing people EV possibilities.
 

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Yeah, I do have spare change. I do have a part time job on campus that buys my toys on top of tuition, and in maybe 8 months I might have enough for 30 TS cells 100 Ah, but definitely not $15K for a 32 KWh pack. There is an EV Department on campus with a Battery Evaulation Lab, (where I park) but they only have Solectria's with Ni-MH and lead acid batteries, not a full Lithium pack in a car. I have a system setup where I can monitor all the data on my commuting and having a lithium pack would help go a long way in showing people EV possibilities.
Well good luck then. :)
 

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Yeah, I do have spare change. I do have a part time job on campus that buys my toys on top of tuition, and in maybe 8 months I might have enough for 30 TS cells 100 Ah, but definitely not $15K for a 32 KWh pack. There is an EV Department on campus with a Battery Evaulation Lab, (where I park) but they only have Solectria's with Ni-MH and lead acid batteries, not a full Lithium pack in a car. I have a system setup where I can monitor all the data on my commuting and having a lithium pack would help go a long way in showing people EV possibilities.
not to go too off-topic, but have you ever had the EV Dept. check out your car? I mean, most likely they have been programmed to think AC is the only way...They might really be impressed with your DC/Zilla Civic...
 

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not to go too off-topic, but have you ever had the EV Dept. check out your car? I mean, most likely they have been programmed to think AC is the only way...They might really be impressed with your DC/Zilla Civic...
Yep they have checked it out, and you're right some are programmed to think AC is the only way, but they were still impressed and my EV does get showcased when ever there is an Open House or some EV-related conference. Having a student who actually drives an EV gives them major points to show that EV's are practical and not just research tools.

One of the things I do is every once and a while I will record one of my trips to school with ZillaConfig DAQ and compare the power usage, motor outputs, etc to the data collected with the Solectria's on campus since I actually have an "average" commute with hills and traffic for 17 miles each way. I would love to get my hands on Lithiums and get real world data on what the weight savings will be. Right now I have a 96 volt 170 AH pack of 8VGCXC, but a pack of 30 cells of 100 AH would be the same capacity, just a lot less weight.
 
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