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114504Re: Interesting tool

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  • joes_morgue
    Sep 2, 2009
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      What about collected energy from braking?

      In the Prius, it is included in the average MPG, but in an electric car, it will only show a longer range per charge. Its a good thing, but how do you calculate that?

      --- In toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com, Peter Blackford <PriusPete@...> wrote:
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      > Much as I'd really like to buy an electric car, and likely will, I need to point out a VERY basic fallacy in this 'calculator'...
      > It completely ignores the charge/discharge (in)efficiency inherent in any battery. Not to mention that one of the other variables one must input correctly is the 'watts/mile' which is also subject to variation - much as mpg is, but harder to estimate at this time.
      >
      > Pete
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > >From: sidneybrooks <sidneybrooks@...>
      > >Sent: Sep 1, 2009 10:14 AM
      > >To: toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: [toyota-prius] Interesting tool
      > >
      > >http://evworld.com/index.cfm
      > >
      > >There is a calculator on this page that lets you make your own assumptions about the cost of gas and the cost of electricity and then gives comparative costs per mile.
      > >
      >
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