Joined
·
1,447 Posts
One of my major fears of going EV relates to the balance point between charging speed, and range, and the fact that upto now it's appeared to me that I would have to add somewhere between half and a full hour every couple of hours, which on a long road trip, and when that doesn't fit the way my wife and I travel, just extends the journey time by too much. You see the way we travel is to stop often, say every 3/4 hour, for a quick pee (we're getting older!) and then off again - that pee break might be only 5 minutes, so a 400 mile trip, might take 8 hours of driving, plus 7 * 5 minutes, so a total of 8 3/4 hours. In an EV, with 150 mile range, If we drove as per usual, but with 3 extended pee breaks of 3/4 hour, that gives a total journey time of almost 11 hours. My question is this - is it possible to use each of those 5 minute breaks, possibly extending them to 10 minutes, as actual charging stops, getting what, a max of 50kw * 0.6 = 27kwh and thus increasing range by 75 miles each stop, which actually is what I would use up on each leg - so I'd never need the big 10 - 80/90% charge on top of the pee breaks ?
sorry it took so long to describe, and I guess I know it's possible in theory, I just wanted to get some other peoples ideas on how the idea could or won't work in practice.
sorry it took so long to describe, and I guess I know it's possible in theory, I just wanted to get some other peoples ideas on how the idea could or won't work in practice.