Search results

  1. Li-ion co-inventor patents glass battery that could upturn auto industry

    Interesting, but patent application first published in Dec 2016. Old news http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html&r=26&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PG01&s1=goodenough.IN.&OS=IN/goodenough&RS=IN/goodenough
  2. Convince Me

    EV's loose range as speed increases, or temperature drops, or accessories like heat/AC are employed. Winter driving at freeway speeds really zaps the range. For this reason, buy the most range you can afford.
  3. Electrify America charge rate for --- is up to 20 miles per minute

    I, too, would like to see the Ford charging curves, but I'm not aware of any manufacturer that publishes them. There's just way to many variables when you charge. Mostly it's up to the early adopters to publish their experiences on forums like this. So yeah, if you're an early adopter, you're...
  4. One Pedal driving Mach-E? Are you a fan?

    Chevy Bolt offers 3 regen modes..."D" which is practically no regen, "L" which is one pedal driving and then there's a paddle behind the steering wheel that offers max regen(and stopping power) when pulled. I drive in "L" and only use the brakes in an emergency situation.
  5. The truth about Electrify America's progress and Traveling with the Mach E

    The comments about the video (good video, thanks for doing this, etc) are positive, but the comments from the people who actually used (or tired to use) EA are mostly negative. Don't get me wrong, I'm pulling for EA. I hope they get their chargers fixed before the Mach-E and other new EV's...
  6. The truth about Electrify America's progress and Traveling with the Mach E

    This guy has a good channel (I'm a subscriber) but he's wrong on EA's improvement. Read the comments to this video to see what I mean.
  7. The truth about Electrify America's progress and Traveling with the Mach E

    I expect Ford to have better build quality than Tesla. And Ford has a large dealer network in case I need a repair. And I also expect the Mach-E to be a lot less $$ than Tesla once the initial demand is satisfied (Ford dealers will negotiate, but Tesla won't).
  8. Can somebody with a BEV check my math for computing range?

    10% buffer seems excessive (this is more than any other manufacturer that I'm aware of) but...if they do, then charging to "100%" is really only charging to 90%, which is fine. So your figures are probably too conservative.
  9. The truth about Electrify America's progress and Traveling with the Mach E

    EA touts their "progress" of installing a lot of chargers in a short amount of time. As you might expect, there are problems with that approach. Check out this thread for real world experiences: https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/electrify-america-experiences.34854/#post-533370
  10. Charging EVs

    General consensus is to charge up to 80-90% when you get home from work. In general don't let your battery run down below 5-10%. This will double or triple the life of your battery, like maybe up to 500,000 miles. If you routinely charge to 100% and run it down low, maybe you get 100,000...
  11. Mustang Mach E is a Gamechanger - Here is Why (vs TESLA)

    Sure, as long as you're not preventing people from charging when they actually need it. But that's not the reason for ABC as I explained above.
  12. Mustang Mach E is a Gamechanger - Here is Why (vs TESLA)

    Coming in a little late here, but the ABC rule is "there" to condition your battery before you start a trip. Like ABC overnight at your house, so your battery is conditioned before you go to work the next morning. ABC does not mean you have to charge for 5-10 minutes every time you stop to get...
  13. Mach-E Inefficiency a...good thing?

    @Badgeringweasel: "I know throughout the years Telsa has been able to increase the range of their vehicles simply through software updates." Well, the range was there to begin with. Tesla just unlocked it with a software update. I guess that's what you meant?
  14. PRNDL on the prototype

    Yeah, the Chevy Bolt has the same thing. My guess is they raided the parts bin and used an already existing part so they wouldn't have to engineer a new one.
  15. 4.2 miles per kW on Mach E dash

    I hope this is right. It would give the long range battery version a range of 400 miles. Now we're talking .....
  16. Electric Car Charging, How long does it REALLY take?

    This is a good basic intro to charging. He's also done a couple of videos on his BMW i3. As the video points out, "how long to charge" depends on several things. I'm not sure he mentioned it, but battery temp. is one as is the charging curve set by the EV manufacturer. I'm anxious to see the...
  17. Electrify America Installs 400 Charging Stations, Twice As Fast As Tesla Supercharger Rollout

    Good. But unfortunately they haven't been able to fix them remotely. At least not the ones I've reported. EA made mistakes "getting there". So now they need to fix those mistakes. I don't see that happening.
  18. Electrify America Installs 400 Charging Stations, Twice As Fast As Tesla Supercharger Rollout

    Tesla chargers are >50kW, and they work. Tesla started from scratch and figured out how to make chargers. Yes, some EA chargers are better than others but I don't see any effort to fix/replace those that don't work properly. And there are a lot of them. That's the real problem now. The...
  19. Electrify America Installs 400 Charging Stations, Twice As Fast As Tesla Supercharger Rollout

    Didn't all the networks (EVgo, Chargepoint, Tesla, etc)have to be created from scratch? Somehow the other networks are reliable but EA is not. Seems like EA didn't cover all their bases during the testing phase. Since they are funded by an automotive company, I would think they were familiar...
  20. GM’s Upcoming EVs Could Charge Near as Fast as You Can Fill Your Tank

    Not gonna happen soon. Way too much heat build up for existing systems to handle. According to my understanding, the only way to do this is with solid state batteries. People have been working on this for the past 10-15 years, but yet here we are....
Top