I have just been doing a little bit of math, and I am missing something.
I was viewing a manufacturers website that does conversions for Porsche 914s, and it said, "Heavy cars use 288 Wh per mile" and then later on it said, "Use about 16-24 6v batteries." for your conversion. Now, the typical range I see on the converted 914s is 40-50 miles, but a 24 cell pack (6v * 240 Ah * 24cells/288 Wh) equals 118 miles. Where is all that range going? Why doesn't it add up?
Hi, Kimura - Well, I can't speak for the website you visited, but I'm wondering if they weren't considering the Porsche 914 a heavy car, maybe.
Here's what I'm looking at: 6 volt batteries are almost always used in DC systems. The voltage range you described (96-144) would not move a heavy car much at all; the 96 volt DC system might power a fair VW bug or Geo Metro, and the 144v system might work pretty nicely for your Porsche.
As for the math, I suspect the 288 wh applies to something bigger than the 96-144v systems.
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