quote: So the fact that electric motors' torque declines sharply as RPM increases is better than a gas engine
quote: The tesla has a 85 kW/h battery and your typical gas powered generator at full load uses about 1 gallon of gas per hour, per 5 kW of output.
quote: So if you had a 20 kW generator you'd have to run it for 4 hours to fully charge the 85 kW/h battery, which means 16 gallons of gas.
quote: Last I checked, 16 gallons to go 30 miles is a paltry 1 MPG.
quote: What you and other morons don't seem to get is that charging batteries IS AMONG THE MOST INEFFICIENT USES OF ENERGY possible.
quote: Of course it is. For engines with the same peak power, constant power with declining torque is far more useful than flattish torque and rising power.
quote: WTF is "typical"? Some POS from Home Depot? That's not where automakers get their engines, genius. Once again, you're using a 15% efficient engine for no reason.
quote: What on earth makes you think a car needs 85kWh to travel 30 miles? The Tesla does well over 200 with that much energy, even under bad conditions.
quote: Once again, no PHEV charges up the battery with the generator. The electricity drives the wheels, and only a trickle goes in to balance the occasional battery draw.
quote: WTF are you talking about? Round trip efficiency for lithium ion is 90% efficient.
quote: Seriously, where on earth are you getting all this nonsense from? Is there some website polluting your mind?