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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:30 pm 
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I wish people would stop talking about generators for use on an EV and buy the appropriate vehicle to suite their needs.

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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:47 pm 
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4EVEREV wrote:
I wish people would stop talking about generators for use on an EV and buy the appropriate vehicle to suite their needs.


Hahah easier said than done. I'd want a Tesla model S but for a Rav 4ev price, not happening.

My second choice would be a dual j1772 for my Rav, that's not hep owning anytime soon either.

We deal with what we are given then modify them as we see fit just like car guys have been doing since the 60's.

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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
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davewill wrote:
Do keep in mind that using the generator to charge an EV will result in bad emissions and fuel economy compared to a normal ICE vehicle. Those small engines don't have to meet the emissions and fuel consumption requirements that a car does.
All Honda EU inverter series are 50 state CARB and US Forest service compliant...

Plus the new 3000/6500 and 7xxx whatever series are all fuel injected now for 2015 and ULEE.

Probably more efficient then a car... lol

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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:31 am 
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Keep an eye on Capstone Generators.
http://youtu.be/8rKsk6hEcNQ
http://youtu.be/vLTinWDhZNk

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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
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jimbo69ny wrote:
4EVEREV wrote:
I wish people would stop talking about generators for use on an EV and buy the appropriate vehicle to suite their needs.


Hahah easier said than done. I'd want a Tesla model S but for a Rav 4ev price, not happening.

My second choice would be a dual j1772 for my Rav, that's not hep owning anytime soon either.

We deal with what we are given then modify them as we see fit just like car guys have been doing since the 60's.

I would still avoid a generator with a Tesla.

Dual J plugs? Now you want two generators? Ugg :(

Best generator IMO is your home solar, next is the utility power generator.


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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
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smkettner wrote:
jimbo69ny wrote:
4EVEREV wrote:
I wish people would stop talking about generators for use on an EV and buy the appropriate vehicle to suite their needs.


Hahah easier said than done. I'd want a Tesla model S but for a Rav 4ev price, not happening.

My second choice would be a dual j1772 for my Rav, that's not hep owning anytime soon either.

We deal with what we are given then modify them as we see fit just like car guys have been doing since the 60's.

I would still avoid a generator with a Tesla.

Dual J plugs? Now you want two generators? Ugg :(

Best generator IMO is your home solar, next is the utility power generator.


Lol dual j1772's so you can charge at 2 charging stations at the same time.

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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
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jimbo69ny wrote:
Lol dual j1772's so you can charge at 2 charging stations at the same time.
I do that with my Leaf.. :roll:

No CHAdeMO..

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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
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JasonA wrote:
davewill wrote:
Do keep in mind that using the generator to charge an EV will result in bad emissions and fuel economy compared to a normal ICE vehicle. Those small engines don't have to meet the emissions and fuel consumption requirements that a car does.
All Honda EU inverter series are 50 state CARB and US Forest service compliant...

Plus the new 3000/6500 and 7xxx whatever series are all fuel injected now for 2015 and ULEE.

Probably more efficient then a car... lol


The only generator I would currently consider. Expensive, but worth it. But, I can buy a whole lot of Tesla 18650 cells for the price of a generator and all the associated hardware.


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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
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JasonA wrote:
jimbo69ny wrote:
Lol dual j1772's so you can charge at 2 charging stations at the same time.
I do that with my Leaf.. :roll:

No CHAdeMO..



Why do you need two?

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 Post subject: Re: Best generator to charge Rav EV?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:23 pm 
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ChrisMtn wrote:
Keep an eye on Capstone Generators.
http://youtu.be/8rKsk6hEcNQ
http://youtu.be/vLTinWDhZNk



A range extender for a LEAF was done a long time ago with a capstone. Not only can it charge the LEAF stationary at 30kw but it can run it at freeway speeds.

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