lithium iron phosphate battery?
Not sure they will make 205 miles on that one!
The electric e6 MPV manufactured by Chinese firm BYD and partly funded by American billionaire Warren Buffet will be launched later this year. e6 BYD's e6 will hit showrooms later this year The e6 will launch in China this May and be initially targeted at government buyers and taxi fleets. It will cost 300,000 yuan (£27, …
215+50hp = 265hp.
Now that is quite a lot (in Turbo Imprezza territory). So why only 0-60 in 14s - that sort of power should get you there is about 6s.
So, we assume therefor there is a current limit from the batteries, which limited the HP that the motors can produce. In which case, why have motors capable of that HP when you can never use it all?
Interested in the technical answer if anyone has it.
258bhp and 0-60 in 14s? That must be a mistake, or the battery pack weighs 2 tons... One reason I like electric cars is their high torque and the lack of gear changes which translates to fast acceleration. It's unlikely to be as fast as a Tesla, but doing 0-60 in less than 7 seconds should be trivial.
If I can get 200+ miles on a charge, which only takes 1 hour on a 3 phase supply (I presume you will be able to trickle charge on single phase?) and all for only 24k? I want.
Anyone know how many miles you would get out of these types of cars before you have to change the battery or motors? is 200k miles feasible?
"BYD reckons the e6's battery can be charged to 50 per cent capacity in 10 minutes and to full capacity within one hour, when connected into a three-phase charger"
99% of domestic premises don't have a 3 Phase supply. Yes, it's possible to build 3 Phase charging points in neighbourhood locations (with, for example, a payment mechanism) - you're not going to be able to charge at home in 10 mins. That said, even with 3 Phase 10 mins is pretty good.
So what's Lotus going to do - Telsa are going their own way having used them to develop their first car...
Lithium huh? How special - the stuff ain't exactly rare but there are not a lot of large economically useful deposits of it either, especially not if we were to try to move to lithium battery powered transportation. Perhaps you all recently saw the news about Toyota locking in rights to a large deposit in Bolivia.
Anyway, I guess our grandkids won't be winning medals in the international sport of trading blood for oil. They'll trade blood for lithium instead!
Great way to make progress silly humans.
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