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Even this Volt owner knows...

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by scaesare, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. scaesare

    scaesare Active Member

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    ... that he's not driving an EV:

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    (seen on my commute to work this morning. All intended in good fun...)
     
  2. CatB

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    I wonder if that means "don't coal-roll me" - very intriguing though - almost a twisted insight - I like it (oddly, wonder if it ICE drivers think) :)
     
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    Your comments make no sense. Everyone I talk to about BEVs or driving a Volt on the battery alone bring up coal produced electricity. And they think the Tesla being all electric can only run on coal.
     
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    perkiset ... this one goes to 11

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    You can tell 'em that the thousands in Phoenix are all nuclear powered ;)
     
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    They're from a coal-producing area and are happy to be powered by coal.

    The first Volt I saw was on a snowy day in my (small) city, the car was, I think, from PA, and had a sticker on the rear that said "Powered By Coal".

    As scottf says, your comment makes no sense. If anything they _are_ identifying with it being an EV. But please, let's not start _that_ debate again.
     
  6. scaesare

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    Well, it was attempt at a atirical jab at the "Volt are gas powered" debates by stating they are actually coal instead, but oh well...
     
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    PWN'd is 1337 speak for 'player owned', a term that spawned from a developer bug in Warcraft that basically describes beating the crap out of someone.

    in reference to the photo above, it's meant to describe beating the coal industry.
     
  8. Oil4AsphaultOnly

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    Yes, and no. The plate reads, "COAL PWD" - coal powered.

    1337 short-hand would've been, "COAL PWN"
     
  9. Park2670

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    I almost got a similar plate here in Utah for my Volt. My power is over 80% produced by coal so it would be relevant for my car.

    Ended up with IxR for Amps * Ohms = Volt.
     
  10. Lex

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    Since electric cars are so efficient (as are large coal power plants presumably) I'd be curious to know just how much coal is needed to propel a Volt or a Model S... eg. x miles per lump of coal :tongue:
     
  11. Oil4AsphaultOnly

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    I actually did this calculation last year: ... How Much Was Consumed? - fan of the underdog | Seeking Alpha

    Essentially: 2000 lbs of coal = 2460 KWh = 7257 (assuming 2.95 miles/kwh) ... ~3.6285 miles per pound of coal.
     
  12. Room_A113

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    That's funny that we were posting at the same time. Using my numbers (5,500 miles/2,000 lbs), I get 2.75 miles per pound of coal, which is about 25% fewer miles than your calculation. Did you happen to take into account transmission and charger losses? I calculated about 10% for each, I think.
     
  13. scaesare

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    Hehe, mine:

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    Nope, didn't factor in either losses, because they're dependent on distance to the power plant and the 2.95 miles/kwh was fairly pessimistic anyway (even more so for the volt. With our two numbers, Lex has a range band that (s)he can play with.
     
  15. Park2670

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    Nice! I love nerdy plates. I had one on each one of my BMWs that had the body code and engine code. Still thinking of a good idea for the Model 3 when I get it.
     

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