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http://members.cox.net/rstotts/evpresentation.ppt
is the download link.
TTYL,

--- R Patterson <[email protected]> wrote:

> Crazy thing is, I have 15 students with me in
> Phoenix! We'll be in meetings
> today (Friday) until 3:00, and will likewise have
> some free time on Saturday
> with the exception of the evening (a banquet) from
> 6-8pm (but we can slip in
> and out of it to accommodate anyone that wants to
> come by and show off their
> EV).
>
> Either way I'd like to hear from you or Ryan
> regarding the power point.
>
> Thanks for the reply,
>
> Ralph.
>
>
> On 11/2/07, Bob Bath <[email protected]>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi there,
> > Never underestimate the power of a good group
> > activity to get the kids thinking in the right
> mode.
> > I realize that you won't be with kids on this
> trip,
> > but here's a lesson if you'd like. Also, Ryan
> Stotts
> > has a good powerpoint presentation I put together
> that
> > shows all of the OEM EVs.
> > 1) What does it say a person values when they
> spend
> > $30-40,000 on a vehicle that gets 8-12 miles per
> > gallon of gasoline?
> >
> > 2) What does it say a person values when they
> spend
> > $30-40,000 on a vehicle that emits no pollution?
> >
> > 3) Why do you think that there has not been wider
> > acceptance of electric vehicles nationwide?
> >
> > 4) Where is energy used in a combustion (gas
> burning)
> > vehicle which doesn't wind up making the wheels go
> > around?
> >
> > 5) Where is energy used in an electric vehicle
> which
> > doesn't wind up making the wheels go around?
> >
> > 6) What would be some of the global results of
> more
> > people driving electric vehicles?
> >
> > 7) Our government predicts that we will run out
> of
> > gasoline between 2025 and 2050. Do you think it
> is
> > fair, or wise, that adults are now driving the
> > largest, least fuel efficient cars possible?
> Explain.
> >
> > 8) Fuel efficiency is how far a car can go on one
> > gallon of gas. The more fuel efficient you are,
> the
> > farther you can go, and the less money you'll pay.
> > Right now, our government leaders let automakers
> > choose how fuel efficient to make their cars. Why
> is
> > this a concern?
> >
> > 9) A hybrid vehicle is a car that can run off of
> > batteries for awhile, then switch to electric when
> the
> > batteries get low, to drive while recharging!
> What
> > might be some advantages to driving this type of
> car?
> >
> >
> >
> > 10) There are hundreds of parts in a gas-burning
> > vehicle, but only three in an electric vehicle.
> How
> > do you think the reliability of the two would
> compare?
> >
> >
> > 11) A hybrid vehicle is a car that can run off
> > batteries, gasoline, or both. Why might the US
> > military want to switch to hybrid vehicles? In
> other
> > words, how might it help our national security?
> >
> > 12) To be the most environmentally-friendly, what
> > type of power plant should provide the electricity
> for
> > electric vehicles?
> >
> > 13) It takes 700 pounds of lead acid batteries to
> > equal the energy of one gallon of gasoline.
> > It takes 350 pounds of nickel-metal hydride
> batteries
> > to equal the energy of one gallon of gasoline.
> > It takes 175 pounds of lithium ion polymer
> batteries
> > to equal the energy one gallon of gasoline. Which
> > batteries would you choose, and why?
> >
> > 14) Some people refer to this vehicle as solar
> > powered. Is it? What are three reasons it makes
> no
> > sense to put solar cells on the roof of the
> vehicle?
> >
> > 15) What are several jobs that might be lost
> with more
> > widespread purchase of electric vehicles?
> >
> > Students are heterogenously grouped for the
> following
> > in groups of about 4. Assign them the following
> > questions.
> >
> > PART 1:
> > You are asked to build a replica of the Honda
> > CivicWithACord. What factors will determine the
> > number of batteries you use?
> > (answers will include size, voltage rating of the
> > motor, weight of the batteries, whether I want to
> keep
> > the back seat, cargo capacity of the vehicle,
> brake
> > rating/stopping distance of the vehicle, etc.
> etc).
> >
> > What factors will determine the _placement_ of
> those
> > batteries?
> > (answers will include size of the compartment
> where
> > they are going, how it affects the suspension, can
> > they be anchored in case of crash? how much heat
> will
> > be given off when they charge? How will it affect
> the
> > steering/How will it affect emergency handling of
> the
> > vehicle?
> >
> > PART 2:
> > Prioritize the answers you've listed by number
> from
> > MOST IMPORTANT ENGINEERING ASPECT, to LEAST
> IMPORTANT.
> >
> >
--- R Patterson <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > > Hey all,
> > >
> > > I've got my science in Phoenix for a science and
> > > engineering convention till
> > > Saturday, we're from the sticks of western NC
> and
> > > I'm hoping to someone
> > > living in the Phoenix area will be willing to
> swing
> > > by the Phoenix Hyatt and
> > > show off their handy work. I hope to start
> building
> > > either an EV go-cart or
> > > motorcycle this spring and would like to
> generate
> > > some excitement prior to
> > > the project.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Ralph.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Victory belongs to the most persevering.
> > > --Napoleon Bonaparte--
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> > >
> >
> >
> > Converting a gen. 5 Honda Civic? My $20
> "CiviWithACord" DVD shows footage
> > of my '92 sedan, as well as a del Sol and hatch
> too!
> > www.budget.net/~bbath/CivicWithACord.html
> > ____
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> > 'O'-----'O'-'
>
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Converting a gen. 5 Honda Civic? My $20 "CiviWithACord" DVD shows footage of my '92 sedan, as well as a del Sol and hatch too!
www.budget.net/~bbath/CivicWithACord.html
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