Q: How fast can EV’s go ?
A: That depends on the type of vehicle and what its intended use was designed for, the weight of the vehicle, the horsepower and torque of the motor, and the voltage and current of the battery pack.
There is a converted Chevrolet Corvette Z 06, that has a top speed of over 207 MPH.
That is street legal, is that fast enough. ?
Q: What is it like to drive an EV ?
A: The first time you drive an electric EV, prepare to be surprised. Within seconds you're at freeway speeds. Acceleration is powerful because electric motors operate at maximum torque from zero rpm.
It is as close, as most people will ever get, to feeling what it is like to take off in a fighter jet with full after burners on.!
Q: How far can I drive between charges?
A: Range depends on the size of the battery pack, Voltage gives you speed, Current gives you range in miles you can travel before needing to recharge. If you are a lead foot, your range will be less than if you drive normally.
Those hole shots at red lights are a blast, but tend to drain your battery quicker, just like the gas version uses a lot more gas! Most daily driving is well under 100 miles so most people, once they understand the benefits of driving with electricity, will be well served by a EV with a range of 100 to 180 miles.
(By General Motors estimate, a EV with a range of just 40 miles would meet the needs of 80% of all commuters.)
Ranges of 200 to 315 miles on a charge exist today, and the battery cost per kWh is supposed to drop to $125 or less by the end of 2018.
Options: There are Public Charging Stations on all major highways and most State Roads, that have enough traffic to justify the installation, most are 20 to fifty miles apart and the majority of the charging station are level 2 or 3 and a lot of them are DC Fast Chargers, provided your EV is setup for fast charging.!
Options: If your EV, has the EV Power SystemTM. installed, charging is not required, unless there is a malfunction in the system, if that ever happens, you will simply need to stop and recharge as any normal EV is required to do.
And take it to your nearest service center, at your convenience, and they will, swap out the part that failed, and get you back on the road.
Q: How much will it cost me to drive my EV?
A: EV’s are the most efficient vehicles on the road, and have always been.
The national average cost of a kWh or 1000 Watts of Electricity is 0.14 cents. An EV can travel 3 to 5 miles on one kWh of electricity, a Fuel powered vehicle at 19 mpg will cost you 0.15 cents per mile, so 5 miles x 0.15= 0.75 cents versus 0.23 cents.
So which would you rather pay for, if your still not sure, Click the Savings Calculator button above, and see for yourself.
Here is another Example
The Toyota RAV 4 EV, is rated 112 mpg equivalent. If you purchase electricity off the grid from your local power company, your EV will cost you about 2.5 cents per mile. www.fueleconomy.gov
Q: What kind of systems do you install in your conversions?
A: We use an AC 3 Phase inverter and motor, and the safest battery technology,
Q: How long does it take to recharge?
A: Recharging time depends on the amperage of the charging system. To recharge a completely drained battery from an ordinary 120 volt AC socket would take overnight. If you invest in a 240 volt AC 40 amp plug (like the one that powers your dryer,) you can reach 90% of full charge in around 4 hours.
Most charging is done at night, or while you are working, so charge time is not critical.
Q: How does recharging work?
A: You can charge anywhere there is an electric outlet. Think of it like your cell phone: plug your EV in when you get home and unplug it in the morning when you're ready to leave. Plugging in takes less than 2 minutes of your time and means no more trips to the gas station, and no more stinky hands, smelling of Gasoline or Diesel Fuel...
Q: What's the best time of day to recharge?
A: Off-peak times, especially nighttime, when more electricity is being generated than is being used, are the best times. Contact your local electricity provider to discuss off-peak charging rates with a time-of-use meter. An alternative and renewable option is Solar Panels and a Battery Storage System, if you go with a system that is large enough, that can power your house and charge your vehicle(s) at the same time., If there is a power outage, you will not be left in the dark...
Q: What kind of batteries do you use?
A: We use only LiFePO4 or LiFeMnPO4 the safest batteries, and the best battery technology available today, we will not use any of the other Lithium chemistry because they are not safe.!!!
Q: How long will the batteries last?
A: Newer battery technologies are demonstrating longer lives. Lithium ion batteries can be cycled (charged and discharged) an average of 2000 times or more, if you actually did a full charge discharge cycle every day the batteries should last 5.47 years before needing to be replaced, if you only did a full charge cycle three times a week the batteries should last 12.8 years. According to battery manufacturers.
You influence battery life by the way you drive; normal driving and proper battery charging help extend battery life.
Q: Who will service my EV?
A: Any RangeLess Authorized Service Center can service your EV, or we will provide complete documentation that can be used by any qualified EV technician.
Q: How much service will my EV require?
A: EV’s require almost no maintenance compared to a gasoline or diesel vehicles.
There are fewer moving parts and therefore less maintenance. (You only need to check your coolant level, brake fluid, power steering fluid, these are things that are normal with any vehicle.) Brake life is generally extended because of regenerative braking, as the motor is used to slow the EV, recapturing energy and storing it back in the battery.
Q: Can any vehicle be converted?
A: Yes. All vehicles can be converted to a battery electric vehicle(BEV) as long as there is enough space, for the batteries, charger, DC to DC converter and a few other components.
Q: What would it cost to convert my vehicle?
A: This is a hard one to answer, because any product you purchase as a single unit will have a higher price, but if you purchase 100 units of the same product, the price per unit can be reduced by as much as 80% of the price you paid for the single unit.
So if we have enough people wanting to have their vehicle converted to an EV, that would allow us to purchase in volume, then we can pass the saving on to you, the customer.
There is no guaranty we can get the cost reduced by 80% but we will do our best, but it is you the customer, that will enable us to have the purchase volume to get the prices down, when you fill out the form for Reserving your spot, this allows us to Talley the number of people that are wanting a conversion of a vehicle
A conversion for a single vehicle cost between $20,000 to $65,000. The condition of the donor EV impacts the cost, as does the components you select.
Q: How long does a conversion take?
A: A conversion takes 2 to 4 weeks on average, and sometimes it can take longer if there are special parts that have to be fabricated, or special ordered for your vehicle.
Q: Can I get regenerative braking?
A: Our AC systems always include regenerative braking. Regenerative braking adds 10 to 20% to the range of a vehicle and reduces wear and tear on the brakes.
Q: What is the next step in purchasing or converting an electric vehicle?
A: Contact RangeLess at (863) 274-0660. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Q: What are the benefits of driving an EV?
A: There are many reasons: cleaner air, reduced dependence on foreign oil, and lower cost-per-mile driven, and they are fun to drive, it is called the EV Grin, for a reason!
Q: Is an EV more environmentally friendly than other alternative fuel sources?
A: Electric Vehicles are Clean zero emissions and you can’t get any cleaner than that.!
Most internal combustion engines are incredibly inefficient at turning fuel burned into usable energy. The efficiency by which they do so is measured in terms of "thermal efficiency", and most gasoline combustion engines average around 20 percent thermal efficiency, while an electric motor is up to 84 to 97% efficient.!
Q: Don't EV’s just move pollution from one place to another?
A: If the power to recharge an EV comes from renewable solar, wind, hydro-electric power plants, then it is 100 percent clean, Power generation plants are far less polluting than petroleum burning vehicles, because power plants have the massive filtration systems to clean the exhaust emissions, and vehicles cannot even come close.!
Q: Can I use solar power to charge my EV?
A: Yes, you can, but if your going to do Solar, why just for your EV.Why not do it right, and plan for the system to power your home, and your EV.!
So just in case the power goes out, your not in the dark and your EV is charged...
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Go Green America- Convert your vehicle to an EV, it will be the Best decision Ever !