panamamike wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:00 pm
I'm interested in the optimal gas to electricity generation efficiency. Would it be possible to get better than 40 mpg from the REX.
Based on what I've read (we have a BEV), under ideal driving conditions, 40 mpg would be near the top of the efficiency range reported. 30 - 40 mpg seems to be typical. Definitely less efficient than a Prius or other efficient gasoline-electric parallel hybrids. The series hybrid (e.g., i3 REx) process of converting chemical energy into electrical energy and then into mechanical energy is less efficient that the parallel hybrid (e.g., Prius) process of converting chemical energy directly into mechanical energy.
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