--- Morgan LaMoore <[email protected]
> Peter VanDerWal <[email protected]
> > It's not that easy.
> > It's not a this equals that formula.
> > You have to take into account the efficiency of
> the ICE and the efficiency
> > of the EV drive system.
> No, you don't. That's the point: the comparison of
> power in per mile
> *is* a comparison of the overall efficiencies of the
> ICE vs. EV. Not
> just motor efficiency vs. engine efficiency, but
> also including drag
> and mechanical friction. Using the direct conversion
> factor, you are
> looking at how much energy you put into the car to
> travel one mile.
> Not how much of the energy is actually used by the
> car (factoring in
> efficiency), but how much you have to put in.
> With the ICE at 32 mpg, you put in 36 kWh and you
> travel 32 miles,
> giving you about 1100 Wh/mile.
> With an EV, you put in 300 Wh of electricity and you
> drive a mile. The
> EV thus takes 300 Wh/mile.
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