The main purpose of this article is to determine how much AC electricity has to be drawn from the wall socket to have one kWh of DC in the battery. This appears straightforward, but it is not, because it takes energy to convert from AC to DC and to overcome the internal resistance of the battery.
Also, once the electricity is in the battery, it is used to operate the vehicle’s systems, whether in motion or not, such as heating/cooling the cabin and battery. That electricity…Continue
IRE proponents want to “electrify” the Vermont transportation sector. That means:
- Much less consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel and much more generation of electricity.
- This article deals only with gasoline replacement.
- Internal combustion vehicles using gasoline, hereafter called E10 (a blend of 90% gasoline/10% ethanol from corn), would be replaced with plug-in electric vehicles.
Vermont had 2985 registered plug-in hybrids, and plug-in…Continue