Introduction and Charter . . .
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Officers of EVAoSD . . .Yahoo Group EVAoSD
On line library . . . . . EVAoSD Newsletters
EV sources (of parts) . . . EV services (conversions)
EVs For Sale . . . . . Looking for Work
Car Conversion Class . . aka . . Kick Gas Club
FACEBOOK page of
Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego
Evolution of Electric Vehicles
Replacing Gasoline in the Car
Reminder to attend our monthly meeting, this time at CSE just off Ruffin Road. Bring your stories, questions, project status, future opportunities, and interpretation of current developments. Please, invite guests, too.
MPGe is an attempt to equate distance and electrical energy [kWh] to distance and chemical energy [gallons of galoline]. The EPA says that 1 gallon of gasoline is equal to about 115,000 BTU [gasoline burned into carbon dioxide and water vapor] which is equal to 33.7 kWh. One horsepower is equal to about 746 watts and to 550 lb-ft/s [as in lifting 55 lb 10 ft in 1 second]. Also 1 mile is 5280 feet. Plugging in the numbers: 1 hp = 375 lb-miles/hour, Therefore 1 Ge [gallon electric] = 33.7 kWh = 45.174 hp-h = 16940 lb-miles. i.e. 100 MPGe should be enough energy to push 169.4 lbf for 100 miles. Note that the 169.4 lbf is the force pushing the vehicle and not the vehicle weight. [Let me know if I slipped a digit!]
The Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego [EVAoSD] is an affiliate of the Electric Auto Association [EAA], and is a organization of electric car owners, electric car enthusiasts, and ordinary people who would just like to learn a little more about electric vehicles.
The meetings are now at 7:00 p.m. every month except June & December. The June meeting is outside at 6:00 p.m. and there is no December meeting. And yes, each months newsletter will be in the Newsletter directory the weekend before the meeting.
EVAoSD c/o Electra-City Motors
2755 Dos Aarons Way
Vista, CA 92081