Source: The Detroit News
quote: I actually calculated the math out on an old post with how much energy it would take to charge a battery in a reasonable and convenient time period. I wish the numbers were handy but the electrical grid could in no way accomdate those kind of draws or fluctuations. I remember it was something astronomical like 2,000 or 20,000 amps @ 120v. What do you think that means for your typical 200a panel at home?
quote: If you figure it takes 6 hours to charge this ca
quote: The ridiculous amperages you cite come about when you try to charge one of these from empty to full in 5 minutes like you do at a gas station, not in the home. That is a problem which still needs to be licked
quote: A few vehicles recharged in say 10 minutes would not be a drain on the grid currently, but what happens when even 50% of our vehicles are electric and are being recharged in a 10 to 15 minute time frame?