2/01/2011

So what do you do with electric cars when there is a power outage

When there are hurricanes and other disasters people can go for days without electricity. What happens to electric cars? It seems like one big advantage to having gasoline powered ones.

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OpenID gunfreezone said...

Truth be told, a Prius cannot even be used as a barricade. Too light, easy to move and offers no serious hard cover against incoming rounds :)

2/01/2011 2:27 PM  
Blogger orion4713111 said...

Further, internal combustion engines create a lot of heat, which can be used to heat the interior of the car in winter. Electric cars will need to tap into the batteries for heat AND propulsion, drastically reducing the distances that can be driven on a single charge.

2/01/2011 3:27 PM  
OpenID DougHuffman said...

Batteries are chemical devices and require elevated temperatures (above blizzard temps) to function properly.

Electric cars are a solution looking for a problem not inspired by NIMBY.

Before I remove the blizzard snow, today, with my 30 y.o. diesel tractor, I will plug it in to heat the engine block and the battery.

2/02/2011 7:21 AM  

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