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March 24, 2011, 04:57:11 PM
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In terms of cost electricity out of the wall is WAY WAY cheaper than gasoline.  Thats the savings. Plus an electric motor turns near 90% of electricity into motion, whereas a gasoline engine peaks at about 35% conversion of fuel into mechanical energy.

I can see it being way way cheaper in the US where it's .9 per kwh but what about somewhere it's 25 or 40cents? Still cheaper?

Its goes from WAY WAY cheaper to just WAY cheaper.

It is so much cheaper that many have been able to justify spending $15,000 on parts and still come out ahead after 5 years of driving. 
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March 24, 2011, 06:57:09 PM
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In terms of cost electricity out of the wall is WAY WAY cheaper than gasoline.  Thats the savings. Plus an electric motor turns near 90% of electricity into motion, whereas a gasoline engine peaks at about 35% conversion of fuel into mechanical energy.

I can see it being way way cheaper in the US where it's .9 per kwh but what about somewhere it's 25 or 40cents? Still cheaper?

Its goes from WAY WAY cheaper to just WAY cheaper.

It is so much cheaper that many have been able to justify spending $15,000 on parts and still come out ahead after 5 years of driving. 

Nice I think might go ahead and do that, probably a bike for me but I'm not sure.
Obviously it has disadvantages like waiting for it to charge but I don't drive that much so it should be fine.

How does 220v wall compare to us 110v ? I'm assuming it charges quicker / more efficient but I could be wrong maybe it's the same.
I'm not going to be able to buy this today but I'd like to do some more research and see all what is involved.
I'm also going to check how easy it is to register it here (Chile).

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March 27, 2011, 02:44:26 PM
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I'd recommend a bike, either a bicycle or motorcycle, as a first EV project over a car. eBike is definitely cheaper but it will be so much fun it wont be long until you want to do 60+ and that requires a beefy frame (unless you live at endless-sphere.com, then a DH bike and a crystalyte 5x hub is all you need). Pretty much instant gratification.  The maker of the GPR-S electric motorcycle will sell it as a rolling chassis too, basically bolt in parts and go.

220 is much faster, assuming you have a big enough charger to max out a 110 outlet. But then you are limited to your garage, or purpose made charging spots.  110 outlets are everywhere.  Really depends on the size of the battery pack, for an ebike it doesn't matter unless you need to charge in under an hour, but for a car its the only way to charge in less than 8.
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March 28, 2011, 02:08:09 AM
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I'd recommend a bike, either a bicycle or motorcycle, as a first EV project over a car. eBike is definitely cheaper but it will be so much fun it wont be long until you want to do 60+ and that requires a beefy frame (unless you live at endless-sphere.com, then a DH bike and a crystalyte 5x hub is all you need). Pretty much instant gratification.  The maker of the GPR-S electric motorcycle will sell it as a rolling chassis too, basically bolt in parts and go.

220 is much faster, assuming you have a big enough charger to max out a 110 outlet. But then you are limited to your garage, or purpose made charging spots.  110 outlets are everywhere.  Really depends on the size of the battery pack, for an ebike it doesn't matter unless you need to charge in under an hour, but for a car its the only way to charge in less than 8.

Cool man, thanks, I'll look in to it and let you know if I get stuck on anything.
8 hours seems like a long charge. I guess you could drive to work and home if you charge there though.

How do they work if you get stuck in traffic? I'm assuming they hold up decent to stop and go or 3mph for 2 hours.

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