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1 posted on 10/27/2009 6:26:23 AM PDT by dangus
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Do some simple calculations for yourself before you psot something silly


2 posted on 10/27/2009 6:29:36 AM PDT by Mr. K (I live in fear that one of my typos becomes a freeper catchphrase...I'm series!)
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It might be more efficient to build giant catapults to launch the Tesla roadster to the next (catapult) station.


3 posted on 10/27/2009 6:32:26 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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I think for something like this to be profitable, there would have to be way more than a dozen or so of the cars in service.


4 posted on 10/27/2009 6:33:11 AM PDT by xjcsa (And these three remain: change, hope and government. But the greatest of these is government.)
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How about the Tesla tows a trailer with a generator and plenty of gas cans on it.


5 posted on 10/27/2009 6:33:26 AM PDT by cabojoe
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Could an 880-volt super-charger be built that could charge the Tesla in an hour

Sure, you only would need to completely redesign the Tesla to use the power plant of, say, a Japanese Bullet Train in order to handle that, but heck, if we are saying what if, why not.

6 posted on 10/27/2009 6:34:34 AM PDT by mnehring
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Could have timeshare cars where you don’t own the particular car but access to a pool of like cars at varous stations or bases...sort of like the old Pony Express I suppose.


7 posted on 10/27/2009 6:34:43 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (The trouble with trouble is it starts out as Utopia)
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Is this you?Brilliant woman solves everything
8 posted on 10/27/2009 6:35:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (I live in fear that one of my typos becomes a freeper catchphrase...I'm series!)
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Tesla Rear-Ended by Prius in Denmark, Pushed Under SUV
10 posted on 10/27/2009 6:40:05 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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Doubling the voltage may not allow you to charge it faster. If the battery recharging is current limited (as suggested by the 8-hour number), it won’t help at all.


11 posted on 10/27/2009 6:40:26 AM PDT by expatpat
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If it doesn’t blow up or catch fire. Wonder how much this will cost. Look at your own skyrocketing electric bill and decide for yourself. All they talk about is clean energy; not cost or safety which they know of neither.


12 posted on 10/27/2009 6:40:49 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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dangus ...

You've got to quit walking off and leaving your computer unattended. While you were gone one of your "friends" sat down and posted something to make you look stupid.

13 posted on 10/27/2009 6:41:09 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Obama has "Czars" because men with more integrity than he has still use the titles "Don" and "Capo")
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Back in the olden days,my father and most men), would not stop for anything when traveling. There was a convenient cup in the back for bathroom breaks. We would not stop for anything. I cannot see a grown man,going on a long trip, looking fondly at stopping for an hour every so often. It would drive me crazy. Guess I inherited that.
15 posted on 10/27/2009 6:44:09 AM PDT by lynn4303
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Of COURSE it's a business idea ... but I suspect NONE of this stuff ever comes to fruition without having a market sewn up.

Which means .... we ain't members of that club and will be forced to jump through more hoops than is neccesary .. ultimately keeping the 'franchise' home.

18 posted on 10/27/2009 6:47:11 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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With the stress in our culture, I’d suggest you jump
over the 880 volt charging stops and move directly to the
1760 volt stations. This way you could have the Tesla
drivers on their way in 30 minutes...

No wait. If 30 minutes is good, 15 would be better!

Make that 3520 volts! I think they make chairs of this voltage already...


19 posted on 10/27/2009 6:51:07 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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Of COURSE it's a business idea ... but I suspect NONE of this stuff ever comes to fruition without having a market sewn up.

Which means .... we ain't members of that club and will be forced to jump through more hoops than is neccesary .. ultimately keeping the 'franchise' home.

21 posted on 10/27/2009 6:52:02 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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The US doesn’t generate enough electricity to charge any significant number of electric cars.


24 posted on 10/27/2009 7:00:31 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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I can think of nothing more fun than sitting at a rest stop for four hours after each three hours of driving.


25 posted on 10/27/2009 7:00:46 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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Depending on the option selected the “S” car may have a 320 mile range.

A network of three phase 480 Volt fast chargers would definitely provide an incentive for more people to go electric. However, you would have to consider that the cost of the fast chargers, from what I’ve read is 45K, and figure most people on most days would recharge at home at night. So, your potential market would only be the very long distance drivers, and considering the time it will take to get a large number of EV’s on the road, you may not recoup your money for the charger for years, or possibly decades, by which time the technology could have changed.

Initially, I see resturants, rest areas etc, having 220V hookups, that would let you get an extra 25-50 miles of range while you stopped for lunch etc. I think that fast charge stations are going to require investment from the car compainies that would lose money on the charger, but make money by creating a market for their electric cars.


32 posted on 10/27/2009 7:39:54 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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Nice idea, but as voltages go up the protective equipment that one has to wear when working with them changes. Of course, if you don't mind wearing Class 2 or 3 Electrical PPE (rated rubber gloves (tested every 6 months) with leather overgloves, long sleeve fire retrardent shirt (11 cal/cu cm. I think), "E" rated hard hat with eye protection and face shield etc.) then you can cook up the voltage and hook up the cord.

In reality, when you go over 250 volts, things are a lot more dangerous. Putting 480V in the hands of the average motorist is like giving flares and black powder to teenagers; someone's going to get dead and that's a certainty.

35 posted on 10/27/2009 7:49:31 AM PDT by par4 (Proud new member of the racist corps)
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Assuming the theory (”double the voltage, halve the charge time!”) is viable (*cough*), consider:

- For me, “taking the kids to gramma’s” is a 1000-mile 16-hour trip. Save maybe one sit-down meal, food is drive-thru. Ain’t nothin’ like “recharging” every 400 miles in 5 minutes flat.
- Over 220v, electricity becomes an extreme safety issue. You don’t just double voltage in a family setting. Ditto for increasing current (an issue with fast-charging capacitors).
- Difference between gas & electric: with gas, you extract energy from a stable medium as-needed in small doses; with electric, you in essence convert all that energy all at once then try to contain it. It’s hard to release all the energy from gasoline at once; it’s easy to release all the energy from batteries/capacitors all at once ... the difference makes a huge safety problem.


39 posted on 10/27/2009 8:27:42 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (End the coup!)
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