Connect with us

Electric car

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Rodney Kelp, Nov 25, 2004.

Scroll to continue with content
  1. Rodney Kelp

    Rodney Kelp Guest

    Would two large capaciters be cheaper than batteries to drive an electric
    car. Say a couple of 2 farad capacitors. Capicators would recharge faster
  2. No. The energy density of capacitors will always be lower than
    chemical batteries. Electric fields across insulating layers cannot
    compete with chemical bonds.
  3. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    They'd discharge faster, too. As in a fraction of a second.

  4. news

    news Guest

    Yes But it would be quite a ride for a second.
  5. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Maybe if the car weighed a few grams.

  6. steamer

    steamer Guest

    --Sounds like someone from sci.physics.electromag might be fun to
    talk to. 2 Farads would be a good start for a mass driver, heh.
Ask a Question
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Electronics Point Logo
Continue to site
Quote of the day