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Anyways, batteries on the supercar i would imagine it being around 500 pounds to make it last a bit. A LS1 v8 weighs about 430 pounds.
It's actually 460lbs.
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Battery weight vs engine and transmission weight is around the same.
Most production electric vehicles do not have transmissions, they are direct drive. There battery packs weigh anywhere from 200lbs to 1000lbs - it all depends on how many miles the car is designed to travel and the performance the car manufacturer is aiming for.

I'd expect "super car" electric vehicles to try and keep battery pack weight down, so I doubt they'd be over 500lbs.

A couple examples of different battery packs for different vehicles:

The Nissan Leaf's battery pack is 600lbs, but it's pack is more designed for average performance and longevity - this allows it to travel 100miles before it needs to be recharged and should last many years before it needs to be replaced.

The Tesla Roadster's battery pack is 950lbs and comprised of high performance lithium cells - this allows it to travel closer to 300miles before it needs to be recharged, but also perform very well.

Whereas John Wayland's "White Zombie" electric car has a battery pack that only weighs 450lbs and it too can do in excess of 100miles per charge, but the cells used are also very high performance and configured for ultimate power. His DIY electric vehicle runs 10sec 1/4 and can do 0-60mph in less then 3 seconds.

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It's about the same however you still need the electric car to match the ls1's 350 vs the electric's 286?
Not sure what you mean by electric 286?

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that's cuz it's not mass produced yet
That is because Hydrogen production is very inefficient and wasteful. You use far more electricity just removing Hydrogen from it's natural compounds and packaging it for use, then you do just to charge a battery in an electric vehicle.

Also, the energy conversion efficiency of Electric Vehicles is around 90%, whereas hydrogen vehicle's are closer to 25%.
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post #102 of 138
I'm not interested in this. I'm waiting to see the Citroen Survolt. It's completely electric and it's supposed to race.
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What ever happened to the Chevy Volt? Looks like that one is stillborn...
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Hehe, I am just waiting for the Jaguar C-X75 to go into production. It is a hybrid, 70m on a charge or just under 500m with the twin turbines charging all 4 wheels, and a top speed of over 200mph. Oh my, I just have to have one. Going green never felt so good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-m-AGiYT9I&feature=fvw
By the cars appearance this is a Tata Jag, right?
It obviously is if it's a current pre-production model, I just didn't have the time to watch the video or look it up.
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Not sure what you mean by electric 286?
I meant the horsepower output of the electric motor/battery thing.
I gotta admit, that electric car is fast, and it's also in one of the best value drag cars too
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The Jaguar C-X75 is not going into production.

Tesla made the first electric supercar years ago. It is inferior to most other supercars for anything other than a drag race.
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Anyone who thinks the batteries used in electric cars are really 'green' should reexamine the manufacturing process of said batteries.
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Tesla made the first electric supercar years ago. It is inferior to most other supercars for anything other than a drag race.
Something with a top speed of 125mph is not a super car. This has been stated about 5 times in the thread.
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Ya, i figured the Tesla was the first



http://www.teslamotors.com/
and better-looking, I might add.
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What ever happened to the Chevy Volt? Looks like that one is stillborn...
Uh, won motor trend car of the year?
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