[ausev] Batteries not included... Ouch! :(
mringer at austin.rr.com
Tue Dec 9 01:32:00 GMT 2008
You would definitely be giving up some range, if what I have been told in
the past is true.
I would definitely look into Deep Cycle boating batteries, though they are
still quite expensive.
Again, This is all just my opinion and probably varies wildly from fact.
Considers I'm thinking about sinking my electric car idea's and getting off
the list should probably be a hint to how much I know about this.
From: ausev-bounces at austinev.org [mailto:ausev-bounces at austinev.org] On
Behalf Of Vern Graner
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 7:04 PM
To: ausev at austinev.org
Subject: [ausev] Batteries not included... Ouch! :(
Ok, so I guess I should have done a bit of research before I took
delivery on a "batteries not included" EV. :) Seems the GEM E4 car
requires six of these puppies:
at $279.00 times six, that's $1674.00 plus shipping! wow. :(
So, two quick questions:
1) Anyone know if I can get these cheaper (maybe local)?
2) What would happen if I just put six 12v wal-mart/costco car batteries
As far as question #2 above, the intended use of the GEM car is to be a
run-about for around our property here in Dripping Springs.
We envision using it for stuff like running to the end of the fairly
long driveway to fetch the mail, run the trash cans out to the curb, let
the kids drive it around for fun, maybe taking it out to a MAKER FAIRE,
a local parade or DORKBOT on occasion, that sort of thing. :)
Since I don't foresee us using it as a "commuter car", do we really need
the pricey batteries?
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