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(Make an EV Like)BMW electric car with extended range engine

Wed May 22, 2013 7:13 pm

BMW is making an electric car with a small two cylinder scooter engine driving a generator to provide range extension. Nissan bought a similar system from Lotus. Does anyone else want to have a range extender engine in their Leaf? Why can't Nissan put the Lotus generator pack in a Leaf? Would anyone buy an aftermarket generator pack built into their Leaf to double the range?
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Re: BMW electric car with extended range engine

Wed May 22, 2013 7:49 pm

I really don't see much difference between the (engine generator) and my Prius.
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Re: BMW electric car with extended range engine

Wed May 22, 2013 7:53 pm

I rather have this in my Leaf!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/20/tech/whiz-kid/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: BMW electric car with extended range engine

Wed May 22, 2013 8:12 pm

I would rather the extra cost went into more battery.
Otherwise get a Volt.
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Re: BMW electric car with extended range engine

Wed May 22, 2013 8:13 pm

Maybe fine for some, but I'm not interested.
I wanted electric cars, and that is what I have. :)
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Re: BMW electric car with extended range engine

Wed May 22, 2013 9:15 pm

MODERATORS: can we please merge this with the i3/Megacity thread?

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Re: BMW electric car with extended range engine

Thu May 23, 2013 5:27 am

TonyWilliams wrote:MODERATORS: can we please merge this with the i3/Megacity thread?
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Re: BMW electric car with extended range engine

Thu May 23, 2013 8:14 am

Looks like OP is suggesting Nissan do a BEVx like the i3. So, can't merge with the i3 thread.
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Re: BMW electric car with extended range engine

Sun May 26, 2013 10:41 pm

Lasareath wrote:I rather have this in my Leaf!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/20/tech/whiz-kid/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That's just a super capacitor, I wonder how she overcame the fire hazard of charging lithium battteries to full or nearly full capacity in 30 seconds.
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Re: BMW electric car with extended range engine

Sun May 26, 2013 10:57 pm

derkraut wrote:I really don't see much difference between the (engine generator) and my Prius.
Prius uses a series/parallel hybrid design w/two motor/generators and a planetary gearset inside the transaxle (http://eahart.com/prius/psd/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;).

I don't follow the i3 as I don't care but I'd imagine they're going w/a strictly series/serial hybrid design w/no mechanical connection from the ICE to the wheels.

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