I'm just thinking ahead here..
I just ordered myself a vectrix, and I was thinking: there must be a way to recharge this with the power of the sun.
Not directly, but indirectly of course.
I don't know much about solar stuff or electronics, but could the following be realistic somehow?
-Find some old or cheap solar panels
-hook them to recharge (enough) (old car-)batteries
-convert the 12V DC to 220 V AC
-plug in vehicle when needed.
I have no idea how to set this up, but I guess some people here could help me out with the theory?
from here I'm just guessing:
-A car battery gives about 45 - 60 AH? lets take 50.. so that would mean 50amps, 1 hour? or 10 amps 5 hours? 10 amps 12v = 120w
-I believe the vectrix needs 5KW to recharge? spread over 5 hours = 1kw/H
-so if I'd hook 10 full car batteries together, they could deliver 5 hours x 1KW? is that a correct assumption?
-let's assume 200w worth of solar panels.. how long would it take to recharge those batteries?
maybe I'm off somwhere?
It may seem a silly idea, but it would make my vectrix really CO2-free!