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Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:40 am
by PV1
That LEAF has a different dashboard than what is in the current LEAF. Wonder if that is a result of just having the self-driving hardware or if it's a glimpse into the LEAF 2.

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:18 pm
by Phximiev
Tesla Model X:

https://youtu.be/shqDCkiRehM

"No children were chopped in half"!

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:36 pm
by Phximiev

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 1:05 pm
by Phximiev

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:05 am
by Phximiev
News, including that the Flux Capacitor breaks a record:

https://youtu.be/GxfRhh7Ugkg

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:19 am
by Phximiev

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:48 am
by misterbleepy
Pumped storage in the UK (or "now thats a REALLY BIG battery")

https://youtu.be/McByJeX2evM

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:24 am
by JoeS
misterbleepy, thanks for the post. Truly a massive energy-storage and power-generating system. It took them over ten years to build and become operational, probably at an astronomical price. 75% efficient, but interesting that they can get a generator on-line in only ten seconds.

Only three such sites in the UK.

Musing, as a contrast, a similar-capacity battery storage system (if enough battery cells were available) would -

1. Cost how much?
2. Consume how much surface area or volume?
3. Recurring cost, both maintenance and capital replacement?

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:05 am
by misterbleepy
JoeS wrote:Musing, as a contrast, a similar-capacity battery storage system (if enough battery cells were available) would -

1. Cost how much?
2. Consume how much surface area or volume?
3. Recurring cost, both maintenance and capital replacement?


Good questions, that I would like to know the answeers to as well.

I have been on the tour of the place featured in the video (a good few years ago, before I had an EV), and it is even more impressive in real life.
Well worth a visit if you can make it.

Re: Fully Charged

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:22 am
by misterbleepy
back of the envelope calculations, so most likely wildly inaccurate:

Extrapolating from the recent Tesla mega battery thing installed in Australia:
Dinorwig total capacity 9.1 GWh
Tesla Australian mega battery total capacity 129 MWh
so it would take around 70 mega battery installations to get to the same capacity as Dinorwig.
Tesla said they'd deliver the mega battery on time or do it for free - I read that they stood to loose $50,000,000 if they had to give it away, so cost could be $3,500,000,000.
Area is trickier, and I guess the installation could be multi-storey to keep that under control.
Recurring cost/maintenance I have no idea about either - anyone else have any idea?