Submitted by jvp on September 19, 2013
I have been thinking bying a MS for professional use in Belgium.
The problem is that I need 2 cars. One for longer distances,
one for shorter.
The problem is always to find a FREE charging point on the road,
or i have to ask my client to use a 230V outlet to charge my car.
That is not very practical.
So if i fear to get out of power during my trip overday, I have to take a normal car and so I have emissions for all the day.
But if the MS could be equiped with a range extender, the emissions would be limited to the range extansion that day.
The range extender don't need much power. Just enough to continu to drive at 75mph (120km/h).
The gasoline tank can be limited in order to have to refill every 200 km.
It would give me more confidence and i don't need 2 cars.
I am running a sales office and our HQ are about 120 miles away, and I make this trip every 3-4 weeks.
According to the range calculator, I don't get back even with a full battery pack.
And in a few years, the capacity drops to 80% perhaps, so that is getting even trickier.
To my opinion, this is worth to investigate, and i strongly believe that ist would convince a lot of people.