Friday, September 18, 2009

Meet the new boss...

...not quite the same as the old boss. Yesterday, this showed up on my doorstep:

1050 pounds of lead, acid, and packing material. Just like on the ElectroJeep, these are the Concorde AGM-1280T. They are very similar in volume to the US-8VGC:

About an inch shorter, about 10 pounds lighter (56 vs. 67 pounds), and, of course, 12V 80Ah instead of 8V 160Ah. This means my nominal pack size is 17kWh, down from 23kWh, but the convenience of no leaky batteries plus the peppiness from almost 20% lower battery weight and 50% higher voltage will hopefully make up for it.

This weekend will see major operations toward getting back on the road.

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