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Winston Chung MVP Balqon RV

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by dpeilow, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. dpeilow

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    Haha, cool :) But how do you charge this? The picture is a bit small, but do I see 2 3-phase 63A connectors?
     
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    It says 220V in the specs.

    You could charge it in 3 days from a NEMA 14-50 in North America, so if you planned your tour accordingly you could get free fuel :smile:
     
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    Great find... That is a 'trip'...

    Does anyone see top speed, or price?
     
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    Domenick pointed out that it is also mentioned in China's Winston Global Energy orders 300 Balqon electric-drive units for buses

     
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    I can't remember where I heard it, but I'm pretty sure this is Mr. Chung's personal bus. Also, he has just recently bought both an RV and Limo company. He will sell gas RVs (like, $5 billion worth) to China for now but is working on electric version.
     
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    #8 TEG, Dec 4, 2011
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    Thanks for that, jcstp...

    I wonder how many of the 30,000 RVs they plan to ship to China will be electrically driven vs gasoline.
     
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    MVP RV

    I guess in US petrol is also getting more expensive, and charging your RV in an RV park seems obvious and simple!
    Just wonder wat the range will be!

    Here photos of the drivetrain balqon showd on twitter

    Balqon E450 Zero Emission Electric Chassis
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    Balqon Ford E450 Electric Drive System
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    #10 jcstp, Dec 6, 2011
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    MVP RV World's First All Electric Class C Motorhome

    MVP RV

    Constructors of the Winston (Thunder Sky) RV EV

    Here its video: video : http://cf.cdn.vid.ly/2e1v4i/webm.webm from 11/28/11

    It uses the Balqon drivetrain!
    Ford E450 Electric RV with Balqon Drive System
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    #Ford E450 Electric RV with Balqon Drive System on Twitpic

    Balqon E450 Zero Emission Electric Chassis
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    Balqon E450 Zero Emission Electric Chassis on Twitpic

    Balqon Ford E450 Electric Drive System
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    Balqon Ford E450 Electric Drive System on Twitpic

    I guess in US petrol is also getting more expensive, and charging your RV in an RV park seems obvious and simple!
    Just wonder wat the range will be!

    463813693.jpg balqon drive system.jpg balquon drivetrain.jpg
     
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    just found this article

    INDUSTRY: MVP RV debuts all-electric Class C | Breaking News | PE.com - The Press-Enterprise

     
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    Damn. Nice. Hope this works -- it could be a game-changer, being an electric house and car in one. I suspect they'll hit range and weight troubles though.

    Heh. That's a type of motor vehicle which would actually benefit from solar panels on the roof... "We'll just stay here for a few weeks until we're charged up."
     
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    That's a type of mobile home where you cannot abort a holiday stay spoiled by bad weather... "Sorry kids, we must stay in this mess until the batteries have collected enough charge to make the trip home, and we all must conserve electricity - especially you, Ben, with your PSP!" :biggrin:
     
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    It would work well touring campsites with 14-50 in North America. European site need to up their game from 16A.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing about North America. Great for retirees that could take the time to only travel 100 miles or so per day.

    Maybe in Europe it would be worth it to rent two adjacent sites, and use two 16A chargers in parallel, or one 16A to recharge, and the other for hotel loads. You also would have more room stretch out with outdoor kitchen, dining, picnic tables, awning, tent, etc.

    GSP
     
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    Of what I read, it had 200 mile range! And possible 300 miles!

    I think also it's a super use of EV-tehnology such RV's
    people drive relax, and 200 miles is a nice range for such a vehicle I think!
     
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    Nevertheless they've managed to miss a no-brainer: Loose that looooong and heavy driveshaft and mount the motor directly to differential.
     
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    Tesla's energy/drivetrain patents and experience are worth some very big bucks! Wish I had the money to buy more of their stock.
     
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    And now - skip the long 3 phase AC wiring and mount the inverter directly to the motor!
    Highly integrated, compact, cost effective and efficient. Win-win-win...
    (For the Model S drivetrain, not the "put the eMotor where the gas engine usually goes" motorhome creation in this thread.)
     
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