Fuel cells

Ron Kean (ronkean@juno.com)
Sat, 5 Jun 1999 02:10:58 -0400

On Fri, 04 Jun 1999 17:27:03 -0400 "Michael S. Lorrey" <mike@lorrey.com> writes:
>Eugene Leitl wrote:

Even an electric car, all told, has a 30-45%

If the efficiency of an electric car is about 35% based on the electrical energy used to charge the batteries, and the efficiency with which that electrical energy is produced and delivered is also about 35%, then the overall efficiency of the car based on the heat produced by the fuel burned at the power plant would be only about 12%. That may be the fairest basis for comparing the efficiency of a gasoline car with that of an electric car.

Ron Kean

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