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Imagine an EV world

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by richkae, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. richkae

    richkae VIN587

    Jan 15, 2008
    Imagine an EV world, where there are hundreds of EV options on the market and auto magazines have developed a rich suite of things to use in their comparisons and shootouts and recommendation articles.
    Here are some of the things I imagine would be in the checklists/comparisons instead of stuff like: DOHC,VTEC,cylinder count, engine displacement,transmission details,gear ratios, fuel tank size. pushrod vs overhead cam, valves per cylinder, sparkplug type, horsepower/torque curves...
    Along with some possible example numbers or options - most based on todays technology, but some are my pipe dreams.

    sim = standard ideal miles ( miles at constant 55mph )
    simph = standard ideal miles gained over time charging

    max regen power: 20kW/40kW/50kW
    regen on: brake pedal/throttle pedal/blended
    regen selections: not selectable/dashboard adjustable on/off/mode
    regen efficiency ( energy recovered ): 68%/70%/72%

    max onboard charging power: 3.3kW/10kW/20kW
    ( in imph for your car: 10mph/35mph/70mph )
    charging connectors supported: J1772,Mennekes,Tesla,Brobdignagian
    charging connectors included: J1772,Mennekes,Tesla,Brobdignagian
    3-phase charging: yes/no
    charging efficiency: 90%/92%/95%

    fast charging standards supported: CHAdeMO 50kW , SAE 50kW, Tesla 90kW,EMega 200kW
    fast charging connectors included: CHAdeMO 50kW, SAE 50kW, Tesla 90kW,EMega 200kW
    ( in mph for your car: 100mph/100mph/200mph,400mph )
    fast charging max charge: 80%/85%/90%
    charging efficiency: 90%/92%/95%

    wireless charging standards supported: ViFi,HighDrive TollPay ( highway embedded charging )
    wireless charging max power 5kW/10kW/20kW
    wireless charging efficiency: 70%/80%/90%

    V2G support:

    Backup power option:

    battery capacity: 24kWh/40kWh/60kWhr/85kWhr
    battery chemistry: LiFePo4,LiCo,LiMnPoFo
    link to battery capacity lifetime curves over time as calculated by: manufacturer [link] / consumer reports: [link] / BatLab Ltd. [link]
    link to used battery value charts in the secondary market [link]
    3rd party non-OEM battery suppliers supported: Panasonyo/LGWooo/B456
    user replaceable module size: 3kW/6kW/entire battery/ not available
    battery swap standards supported: none

    ( section with standard features & section with loaded max efficiency features )
    standard ideal miles: 100/160/300
    wh/mile at constant speeds: 35mph,45mph,55mph,65mph,75mph:
    range at constant speeds: 35mph,45mph,55mph,65mph,75mph:
    USLA4 city cycle: 100 miles/160 miles/300 miles
    70mph real world highway cycle: 73 miles/130 miles/260 miles
    low battery warning level: 2%,3%,5%

    Efficiency options:
    - aerodynamic wheels [link to calculation of improvement over standard]
    - rear wheel skirts [link to calculation of improvement over standard]
    - extending tail wing ( opposite of spoiler - reduces drag ) [link to calculation of improvement over standard]
    - side view cameras instead of mirrors [link to calculation of improvement over standard]

    Center of mass: height from ground in inches
  2. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

    Oct 7, 2011
    Portland, Maine, USA
    Let's go to the BatLab, Robin!
    {nananana nananana}

    Sorry, couldn't hep myself. V2G support will be more than yes/no; we'll see full/charging/none

    full=regulation up, regulation down, spinning reserves, energy, dispatchable charging
    charging=regulation down, dispatchable charging

    I also always want added:

    Cabin sound level: DB at 60mph
  3. AndrewBissell

    AndrewBissell Member

    Apr 16, 2009
    Love the ideas here.

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