JoeS wrote:I've been thinking about the approach leec presented (above), whereby you drive 50 miles in 50 minutes and then spend 30 minutes Quick Charging, yielding (24hrs*50miles*60min/hr)/(50+30) = 900miles as the theoretical maximum iMiEV daily mileage using Quick Charging (CHAdeMO).
Does anybody know how multiple quick charges in a day affects battery capacity? If, for example, you would travel I-70 end to end, for a distance of about 2050 miles, with a quick-charger placed every 50 miles, this would require 41 stops, adding 20.5 hours to the trip. Drive time is 34 hours, 10 minutes, making your trip take 54 hours, 40 minutes. This would allow you to drive from Greensburg, PA to Utah where I-70 meets I-15, which takes you to Las Vegas. That leg of the journey would require 5 more charging stops, taking 2.5 hours to charge, 4 hours to drive.
So, to drive 2,300 miles, it would take 46 charging stops, totaling 23 hours of charge time, 38 hours drive time, for a total trip time of 62 hours (rounded up for traffic). Average overall speed is 37 mph, while average moving speed is 60 mph. Doable, assuming someone spends about $1,000,000 in charging equipment, plus external costs.
My question is, what would 46 quick-charges in 2.5 days do to the battery's capacity?
(Disclaimer, I do NOT want to go to Vegas, I-70 ends at I-15, which leads to Vegas)