Re: dream - Tesla Roadster
- Please understand: when I talk about 44 mpg I clearly imply I know I'm using gasoline,
and of course it's just transitional technology for this point in car evolution. The
plug-in conversion (if I could afford it) would help me evolve half a step further.
I too wish I could have what might by now be an "EV-10", the product of 10 years of
evolution of the ill-fated EV-1 (particularly with the latest batteries, etc).
- We are all Human beings here together. We have to help one another, since otherwise
there is NO ONE who will help.
- All countries need a NO REGRETS strategic energy policy. Think ahead 7 generations.
> Sorry to disagree, but my point is that all the hybrid car energy ultimately comes
> from gasoline. When a hybrid gets electricity from kinetic energy, all of that
> kinetic energy was created by the power of gasoline (or from electricity that can be
> eventually traced to the gasoline). The electricity never comes from outside the
> vehicle, except for the initial factory charge of the (currently
> small) battery, or any subsequent external battery charging you may do at home, etc.
> A plug-in will provide a larger battery for
> external charging.
> All external vehicle forces are detrimental, such as wind and
> friction resistance. Achieving charging while going downhill is
> more than negated by going uphill before (or after). "More than" because every
> conversion incurs effeciency losses.
> If you still have difficulty understanding my viewpoint, supply
> examples that appear to contradict, and I'll be happy to try again - no offense
> intended; none taken.
> We both agree that you do have a very energy efficient car, that
> makes great use of that ICE. (such as storing and reusing otherwise wasted energy