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Old 09-27-2017, 07:03 PM   #1
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That's very cool.

That kinda range would certainly not work for me given the places I want to go. Not sure I would have the patience to sit around and let it charge.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:45 PM   #3
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6 hrs to go 200 miles usually takes me 4 unless I'm traveling with my wife which will take me 8 hrs after having to stop at Costco ,samsclub,chicos,h&m,and every bathroom on the way so if they put charging staitions there it would work out pretty good.
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Something has occurred to me over the last couple of years
Why not a trailer with hybrid battery technology, so that you could boondock with a microwave and A/C? Heck tow it with a hybrid and you could use the miller cycle engine to charge both batteries on the flats and maybe even use the trailer battery for feedback power on the hills when needed.
It would also, when needed, be a plug-in overnight at the campground for both units!
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Something has occurred to me over the last couple of years
Why not a trailer with hybrid battery technology, so that you could boondock with a microwave and A/C? Heck tow it with a hybrid and you could use the miller cycle engine to charge both batteries on the flats and maybe even use the trailer battery for feedback power on the hills when needed.
It would also, when needed, be a plug-in overnight at the campground for both units!
Yes a battery pack in the floor with solar on the roof and the car battery combo might be as close to perpetual motion as you'll ever get.
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Not for me as I don't think CAA or AAA will bring you out a charge if you don't make it to a charging station.
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I wonder if its possible to recharge one with a small gen set if you run out of juice?
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I wonder if its possible to recharge one with a small gen set if you run out of juice?
For that, you just buy an electric car that has a small supplemental gas engine.
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Edmunds and Tesla is some great Press for you Mike, congrats. I hope you able to keep up with the Demand. Are you still chipping away at a longer model trailer?
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Just checked into recharge time. This is something they need to improve on for me.

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Tesla supercharging stations charge with up to 145 kW of power distributed between two adjacent cars, with a maximum of 120 kW per car. That is up to 16 times as fast as public charging stations; they take*about 20 minutesto charge to 50%, 40 minutes to charge to 80%, and 75 minutes to 100%.
I guess if you had 240V hookups at a campground that would help.
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And, as electric vehicles become more popular, there will be line-ups at charging stations. Story the other day about condo owners demanding charge stations and stratas refusing to absorb the cost of retro-fitting older buildings.
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Edmunds and Tesla is some great Press for you Mike, congrats. I hope you able to keep up with the Demand. Are you still chipping away at a longer model trailer?
Should be an announcement in a couple months
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For that, you just buy an electric car that has a small supplemental gas engine.


I wasn't referencing a hybrid. I meant a little juice to get to a charging station like you would add a couple of gallons to get a car that was out of gas going.
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So, you carry a generator in case you run out of electricity?
How is that different than a Hybrid?
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I think most people understand the difference. You run out of gas. You call some one to bring you gasoline. In this scenario they would bring a generator.
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=...&v=RpExnUKxH7g
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Some lower price, shorter range models had the juice

Remarkable cars. The factor sent a signal during recent hurricanes to boost range.
https://www.pcmag.com/news/356097/te...-irma-evacuees
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Talking Safety?

What is with this guy talking to the camera and pointing to the graphs WHILE DRIVING THE CAR?

In some states, it is ILLEGAL to talk on a cell phone much less what this guy is doing.


As far as road assistance, a can of gas goes into the tank in a few minutes, if that. A generator needs to run for an hour? to fully charge a battery.
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