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  • Originally posted by Mike90250 View Post
    That works only in the flat land city centers. Get into the rural hills, where 70% of California's terrain is, and EV's spend 23hrs /day sucking electrons into their batteries.
    We live in Sorrento Valley off Penasquitos Canyon and it's pretty dang hilly. Our EV's don't spend 23 hours a day sucking electrons into their batteries. Usually they spend an hour or so.

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    • Originally posted by jflorey2 View Post
      We live in Sorrento Valley off Penasquitos Canyon and it's pretty dang hilly. Our EV's don't spend 23 hours a day sucking electrons into their batteries. Usually they spend an hour or so.
      Doesn't sound like you go very far for an EV to get recharged in 1 hour. That is unless you have one of them super chargers from Tesla.

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      • Originally posted by SunEagle View Post
        Doesn't sound like you go very far for an EV to get recharged in 1 hour. That is unless you have one of them super chargers from Tesla.
        On a typical day my wife will drive about 40 miles. That's about an hour worth of recharging. I usually use an ebike to get to work.

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        • Just saying that an EV in a rural environment, is much more demanding than an EV in the city. Hills and trailers of hay would really suck the juice. OK, 23hrs is too much to think that it's recharging, but you get my drift.
          Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
          || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
          || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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          • Originally posted by Mike90250 View Post
            Just saying that an EV in a rural environment, is much more demanding than an EV in the city. Hills and trailers of hay would really suck the juice. OK, 23hrs is too much to think that it's recharging, but you get my drift.
            Mike: I'm not trying to be argumentative here, but aside from hauling hay uphill with a Nissan Leaf, I still don't understand why, all other things like vehicle HVAC loads being equal, and giving account for the (probable) increase in braking that would incur additional losses from the probably good but not 100% energy recovery from regenerative braking, a rural environment would be more demanding on an EV's range capabilities and wear/tear than an urban environment.

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            • It's not how fast you can go it's how far you can go fast.

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              • Urban = 3 or 5 miles to Whole Foods
                Rural = 90 miles to Costco or Trader Joes. 110 miles to Whole Foods. and no time to recharge at those sites. I can get to a safeway in 33 miles, but no lot chargers there. There really is a big disadvantage to EV in rural areas.
                And here, near Confusion Hill, it's uphill both ways !
                http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1tmc/1_cam.php?cam=28
                Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
                || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
                || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

                solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
                gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

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