- Apr 21, 2005
- Auburn, CA or Reno, NV
The impossible is still impossible even with an EV. Figure around 4 miles range per KWH in an EV car. Do the math from there and see how much solar that would take. You're not going to get enough solar on that vehicle to make much of a dent in the range. The battery will discharge a lot faster than solar can supply unless you have a long time to wait for the solar to charge up the batteries. The wait time will be MUCH more than the drive time unless you have more than 50,000 watts of solar. Teslas are often charged on the road with 250,000 watts, which is good for a few hours of driving. How many watts of solar would you guess that vehicle has?Now you're being critical of EV's.
I have no idea, but it won't be enough to make a dent in the range without very long stops under the sun to charge up the battery. Longer than anybody would be willing to wait during a trip.
-Don- SS SRA, CA