--- Bob Bath <[email protected]
> 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
> has a good powerpoint presentation I put together
> 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
> vehicle which doesn=92t wind up making the wheels go
> 5) Where is energy used in an electric vehicle
> doesn=92t 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? =
> 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=92ll pay. =
> Right now, our government leaders let automakers
> choose how fuel efficient to make their cars. Why
> this a concern?
> 9) A hybrid vehicle is a car that can run off of
> batteries for awhile, then switch to electric when
> batteries get low, to drive while recharging! What
> might be some advantages to driving this type of
> 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
> 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
> words, how might it help our national security?
> 12) To be the most environmentally-friendly, what
> type of power plant should provide the electricity
> 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
> 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
> widespread purchase of electric vehicles?
> Students are heterogenously grouped for the
> in groups of about 4. Assign them the following
> 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
> 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
> (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
> be given off when they charge? How will it affect
> steering/How will it affect emergency handling of
> vehicle? =
> PART 2:
> Prioritize the answers you've listed by number from
> MOST IMPORTANT ENGINEERING ASPECT, to LEAST
> --- R Patterson <[email protected]
> > 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
> > by the Phoenix Hyatt and
> > show off their handy work. I hope to start
> > 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! =
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> out of the steering wheel? Are you saving any gas
> for your kids?
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