Worlds first all electric RV

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  1. scotjimland

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    08:18 PM PST on Monday, December 13, 2010

    By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL
    The Press-Enterprise

    In a world with few if any electric vehicle charging stations dotting freeway offramps, taking a road trip in an all-electric RV may not last long.

    That doesn't bother Brad Williams, the president and CEO of MVP RV, who hopes that his all-electric RV paves the way for more charging stations down the metaphorical road. Besides, freeways followed the invention of cars and telephone lines were strung up with more precision after the first phone call.

    "It would be a challenge early on," Williams said. "The invention comes first, the infrastructure comes later," he said.


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    The way of things to come.. :thumb:

    Wonder why they have not incorporated a charging devise hooked up to the on-board jenny which I assume is lpg.. and as said 20 mins with the right equipment.. :Cool:

     
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    A load of batteries in the belly :Wink:
     
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    ...and a waste of time!

    Current battery technology as far as I can see is wholy inappropreate for vehicle use, range issues and effective charging times.

    Also, it may be 'green' at the vehicle end but it's generally not at the electricity (for charging) end.

    Yes, I can see small city cars/vans in, err, citys/large towns being a practical solution to localised polution but beyond that, a waste of time!
     
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    :thumb::Cool: It will never catch on on this side of the pond :Rofl1: bet any money it will need more than 16 amp hook up :Rofl1::BigGrin:
    Why no genny ? :Eek!: would have thought if anything needed one this would :thumb:
    Wonder how much it will cost to replace the battery's every 5 / 6 yrs :Wink: If I had $750,000 though I could probably afford to replace them :Rofl1:
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    Nice idea but as already said not really practical. Still it has to start somewhere so good luck to em!!:Wink:

    Bring on the hydrogen fuel cells then the need for batteries will be a distant memory :thumb:
     
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    One thing that is never mentioned when people try to convince us of the merits of electric vehicles, is that internal combustion engines generate heat so, in winter, we can be nice and warm when driving our cards.

    Electric vehicles generate no heat, so it has to come from the batteries. Consequently a claimed range of 100 miles for instance, comes down to fifty if one uses the heater.

    No one in their right mind buys an electric car when one considers the mpg that's available from the new generation of clean and efficient engines. And what of the impact on the environment when the batteries have to be discarded? And as for the cost of new batteries!
     
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    It would be great in Morocco it the roof was full of solar panels but I can't see it catching on in the UK.

    Doug...
     
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    And at night? :Smile:
     
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    can just see the look on the new/rich owners face on christmas morning.....BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED :Rofl1:
     
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    lunar panels...slightly less efficient though.:thumb:
     
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    Batteries, batteries batteries and more batteries. the same as any other MH. Why do you ask? Have you never wild camped?
     
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    Here's the ideal TOAD complete with "A" Frame...

    NOW....THIS must be the right equipment they are referring to...

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    It has just been announced that there are to be several dozen free to use charging points dotted around East Anglia..

    To me that seems a bit of a waste of dosh.. I mean, who in there right mind is going to wait 12 hours to 'fill up' their car at a roadside recharging point ?

    This really is still at the gimmick stage sadly :Sad:
     
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