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Old 03-07-2013, 03:29 PM   #20
gggplaya
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Originally Posted by 53x12 View Post
I don't believe I ever wrote that it had 20 kWH battery. I stated it had a 20 kW battery.
You wrote

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Originally Posted by 53x12 View Post
The Civic hybrid has a 20 kW battery that weighs 48 lbs according to Honda. That comes out to 2.4 lbs/kW. The battery in the current Civic hybrid is significantly lighter, smaller and has a longer range than the old hybrid version.
Which was in reference to

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Originally Posted by gggplaya View Post
At roughly 18lbs per KWH, the prius plug in has a 4.4kWH pack so that's about 80lbs for the battery pack in a hybrid. Add in the weight of the electric motor, wiring and a few other components, i don't think a target weight of 200lbs would be unreasonable.

So yes, in the context of your reply, you did. Also there is no point in doing math for 20KW breaking it down to 2.4lbs per KW. You can have a 20KW battery the size of a lawnmower battery put out 20KW, or the size of a computer tower put out 20KW. What matters is capacity, so your math is pointless otherwise.

I think you did make a mistake and are now backtracking to try and save yourself.
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