Lessons from a year with solar power

EV Info

Having an EV you learn about the basics of electric power, charge rates and kilowatt-hours or KWh. . For example the LEAF has a 24 KWh battery pack, and a full pack is good for around 100 miles. Very basic maths gives the LEAF a power usage of close to 4 miles per KWh. Power companies also use KWh as the base charge unit for billing consumers. A quick note on power compared to energy. So much for power. In other words, power is energy per unit of time.

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The four-door sedan will deliver 40 miles on a charge; a small gasoline engine will recharge the battery as it approaches depletion, extending its range by as much as 200 miles. that car was missing precisely what the Volt (and any other would-be electric car under consideration today) is missing -- an appropriate battery technology that provides decent power within a decent weight and space constraint at anything approaching a decent price.

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