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Commented On: Six New Plug-In Electric Cars Coming For 2014


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1. Yes they are only tested with the drivers weight. But one additional passenger that is under 200 lbs will not decrease range by 15-20 miles. I would guesstimate about 2-3 mi. Based on my Volt.
The EPA says every 100 lbs is about 1-2% of mpg/range.
(200 lbs) 2 x 2% = 4%

10800/255 = 42 EV miles est. and my avg.
10800x96%=10368 / 255 = 40 EV miles est.

2. All cars are tested under the same conditions for comparison.

Commented On: Landlords Vs Tenants With Electric Cars: The Latest Round


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..."Wiesner wasn't asking Trinity Management for any alterations; he just wanted to use the plug 3 feet from the end of his assigned parking space.
He offered to pay for all power he used, which in the case of the Volt would have been at most 12 kilowatt-hours per day--or less than $2 at California's average electricity rate of 14.4 cents/kWh.
The landlord e-mailed Wiesner a note saying, "Trinity Management Services does not approve such requests."


It shouldn't have been a big deal, an agreement should have been reached. He wasn't asking for free energy, or even to install a L2 charging station, just to use the standard 120v that was 3 feet away and would pay for the energy. I agree, the landlord should know and be paid back. But just no?

Commented On: New SAE Fast-Charging Standard To Be Shown Next Week


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This L3 standard has nothing to do with CARB. It is all about the country and industry needing a standard plug so we dont have tons of different cables and ports like we used to for cell phones. It took a long time to get cell phones to a standard, cars need the standard immediately since people will need to access public charging staions.

Commented On: New SAE Fast-Charging Standard To Be Shown Next Week


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Tesla will be including the J1772 adapter and... have
many other adapters available to connect to almost what ever you want.

Commented On: New SAE Fast-Charging Standard To Be Shown Next Week


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It's also about size. Tesla would have had a hard time fitting the size of the J1772 port on the Model S... Its very curvy. they so far as to hide the port behind one the back tail lights. Is Tesla's deign better? Yes. Is it absolutely better? No. The J1772 and new L3 version will handle charging quite well. To me, it's like Mac vs. PC.
Mac/Apple has designed better cables and ports for a long time. Yet the standards keep going to usb. Not that USB is horrible, but Firewire400 was better than USB 1&2. Firewire 800 is better than USB 3. And they even have "Thunderbolt" port for amazing speeds and connectivity.
But their versions havent become the standard even though they deserve to be. Tesla will be including the J1772 adapter and...

Commented On: New SAE Fast-Charging Standard To Be Shown Next Week


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This is absolutely 100% fully compatible with the already standard J1772. The standard J1772 plug just fits into the top part like it always has. But once you have access to a L3 charging station, it will use the whole port.
The two added pins handle the DC energy delivery and the communications go thru the top part like it would with L1 and L2 already.

Commented On: NASA Ready To Show Off Algae Biofuel Research Project


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Way to go NASA !!! This is an eco dream come true (If it can get turned into full scale) At least for the times when there is no better choice but to have to burn a fuel, I think Algae is the best solution, once it gets going.

Commented On: Payback On Plug-Ins: Finance Commentator Misses The Point


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re: " Also, worth keeping in mind that the average new vehicle price is $30,000, not the $15,000 that EV opponents want to use as a comparison. "

Exactly, the past day or so I've been having that argument with a moron on another site.
He cant get it thru his head that things come done in price after a x number of people buy them and improvements are made. It always happens and it'll happen again with EV's.

Commented On: 2013 Chevrolet Volt Details: New EV-Hold Mode, MyLink, Safety Systems


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He might not have to go to that extreme... That owner might be ready to upgrade to the 2nd Gen. It would be a good bet.

Commented On: 2013 Chevrolet Volt Details: New EV-Hold Mode, MyLink, Safety Systems


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All sounds like good improvements... But next to increasing EV range, lowering price, I would have prefered that they added an Eco Mode. Primarily for extended range to get the higher mpg's that they know they can get by upping the rpm's. That would have sealed the deal for me.
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