I believe [the Czar] has ignored the efficiency of generating the electricity that charges the cars. I can’t believe the 97% – 93% numbers include generating losses, let alone transmission and charging inefficiencies. Just looking at the thermodynamics laws that state that your efficiency (of any heat engine) is a function of the hot side temperature and the low side (sink) temperature measured in absolute degrees. Since even a gas turbine can’t reject heat into absolute zero – it’s more like 500° K or so. The efficiency is the area enclosed by the engine cycle on a temperature-entropy plot if my memory serves me right. Checking the databanks, I find 45-50% efficiencies for the most advanced coal plants. If you include a maximum of 50% to generate the electricity, that would collapse the efficiencies of electric vehicles compared to gasoline powered cars.
Further research shows that nominal coal and oil-fired plants run about 33% efficient and combined-cycle gas-fired plants can run as high as 50%.
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