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The ACP long ranger

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by TEG, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. TEG

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    Does anybody know any specs on this thing: horsepower, wattage, fuel capacity, etc.?
     
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    Found my own answers:

    500cc motorcycle engine is used, housed in a small, aerodynamic package. ~20kW DC

    There is little question that this 350 pound trailer functioned as planned - sustaining freeways speeds for as long as the 9.5 gallon tank had gasoline

    Thanks, Wikipedia!

    Great photos, too, thanks, TEG, and thanks, to whereever you got them from.
     
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    There are links interspersed with those photos, including this one with the specs, so you didn't really need Wikipedia...
     
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    Right you are, didn't notice the links at first, thanks.

    Interesting that the generator produces about 20kW. The Tesla fast charger runs about 17 kW, which is just about the same rate that, on average, would be used driving at 60 MPH.

    I would imagine that the Whitestar, being a bit bigger, would need a little more power. The Roadster also prevents the car from being driven when plugged into the charger, but that should be easy enough to overcome. The car could simply recognize that it is being charged by a mobile device, not a stationary one.

    This would work nicely for the Whitestar.
     
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    One advantage of Tesla selling drivetrains is that it should encourage the adoption of standard communication protocols for things like charging equipment.

    At some future point, say, a Wal Mart fast charger would work with any EV.
     

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