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I am sure the GM-Volt engineers are working hard to maximize the miles per Kilovolt. They will be setting the standard. However for the folks that have built there own electric vehicle, how many miles per Kilovolt do you get? I would hope there would be a little display on the Volt indicating what the current mpk is.

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volt? how bout watts?

I dont think volts is the best measurement. Miles Per Watt/h would be good. I'm pretty sure nothing in the car will be rated at kilovolts(unless they put in a quick charger and dont want to use arm thick cables).
 

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Seduced by the Volt

Guess I was seduced by the Volt
 

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Not Watt, but Watt*hr, or kWhr - you want to know how far you went for the amount of energy drawn from your charger, not amount of energy actually expended. This is important, because there are losses in charging and discharging, so you want to know how much energy you are pulling from the grid.

The measure would probably end up being all metric, like km/kWhr, which could probably be reduced further, since a Watt is a Newton meter per second.

m divided by (Nm per second times 3600 seconds)
One over 3,600 Nm, or just scaled to (Nm)^-1

Eh, they will probably just keep it km/kWhr.
 

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Mr Watt Sir

Kilometers? Oh my lets keep it American, oh yes the hours are assumed. We could use all sorts of fancy terminology for energy. I weld with lasers at work so I know a few of the terms.

After dinner I switched the electronic display in the Cadillac to Kilometers per hour whilst everyone was asleep. My wife figured it out when she woke up. If we were really going 110 we would be passing everybody.

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Watt Horsepower

Electricity is about 15 cents a kWhr (Kilowatt hour) here. I really do not know what a Volt
 

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cool. Make sure you find out how much it costs per kWh on and off peak for their time of day plan, then what it costs on the time of day plan with demand factor (as well as the demand factor rates for summer and winter). Post them in the general forum thread that I started.
 

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I read it and, frankly, can't decipher it. It repeatedly (at the beginning of each section) says that no applications will be accepted after 1/1/2000, but does go on to describe the impending rate hikes and time of day rates. I'll need to call them and try to talk to a human bean (SIC).
 

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Red HHR,

Oh No! I hate to point this out, but being someone in the "business", The US is metric and has been since 1920. Americans just don't know it. :)

The non-SI or inch units are only used in small hamlets and villages in two countries on earth, United States and Myanmar. Only one of these has a functioning government! :)

Guess which one!
 

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You are correct!

Hi Metrology,

You are correct, I live in a small hamlet with a rather dysfunctional government! We have rutted trails and use arcane terms. You should have seen the reaction to the HHR. :)

Red HHR
 
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