-Yes, 2 different vans.Why 2 different models/designs?
Do you need 2 separate vans for different purposes?
- GLW of 3500kg in the Interurban model will always be reached. It is a passenger van, so I want to build the vans with "reserve". It should be 100% reliable, service disruptions won't be tolerated, as I will be the first who inserts EV in the public transportation. I can do calculations, so if you could help me with the formula's (last time I did physics was in high school).That weight looks on the heavy side. Maybe 3500kg gross laiden weight. Probably closer to 1500kg empty.
-Well, I thought of hiring some polytechnic professors, to design the controller, dc-dc converter, charger... in such a case I'll do some cost cutting to the non-battery related components, motor not Included. Overall 20k euro's budget per van.Have you got a set budget or a bottomless pit of cash ready to throw at this!?
-Same idea here, does regen help a lot (AC system)? The roads are 50/50% hills.I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say 400-450wh/ mile.
One last question, seen the budget, what are the most reliable battery distributors or manufacturers?
P.S. Thanks for help Mike!