Submitted by Sudre_ on Wed, 2012-09-26 17:08
I have been thinking about the SC for the 60kW battery. In reality isn't the 85kw battery just getting 42.5Kw of juice added in 30 minutes. Do you think the 60kW will only get 30kW?
I ask because realistically the 42.5kW charge is not going to be 150 miles. We all know that depends on the driver. It will probably be more like 110 miles with the A/C on at 70MPH on level ground. I come up with this from a post I read somewhere from R&B about that speed and A/C giving the 85kW battery a range of 220 miles. Naturally I just cut it in half.
Hopefully the 85kW battery is getting more like 50kW for an added distance of 130 miles at that speed. Then the 60Kw would possibly get 35kW for an added distance of 90 miles. Just using proportions to come up with those numbers and rounding.
Either way I don't see the 60kW battery getting to another supercharger. They will be spaced too far apart. I am calculating the distances (based of R&B's numbers) for the 60kW battery at 70mph with the A/C on is around 160 miles at best and a supercharge will add 90 more miles for a total distance of 250 miles..... at best.
This is actually very important to me. I might call and see if I can get my battery upgraded now that we have actual numbers for the 85kW battery. This is why I was hoping for this announcement before I had to lock in. The production ramp delay might have been a good thing.
Do my number seems realistic for the 60kW battery?
Thoughts in general?