For charging purposes:

Amperage, voltage, time needed to charge and killowatt hours (remember that amps x volts does not equal watts, it equals apparent power; wattage is amps x volts x power factor—another way to put this is the rating on your power company supplied transformer is in volt-amperes, not Watts)

For gas input, note the size of the tank.

For using the battery, note how far the car goes without stopping until the gas motor starts. This would be the “normal” mileage Also detail this at top speed and top weight in the car. This would be called the “full load” mileage. Also detail the time it takes for the batter to drain under the above calculations. Finally under “no load” conditions (turning on the car, but not going anywhere, simulating a stoplight, congested traffic, or simply letting the car heat up in the winter or cool in the summer) detail how long it takes the batter to discharge and the gas motor to take over.

For the gas motor, same thing. Detail the amount of time it takes for the gas tank to empty under “normal load” “full load” and “no load” conditions. Also, with the exception of “no load” conditions, detail how many miles the vehicle went.

]]>16kW * $0.11/kW = $1.76

Price per gallon $2.89/g so,

$1.76 / $2.89/g = 0.609 gal.

Volt travels 40 miles on full 16kW charge so,

40miles / 0.609gal = 65.7 mpg ]]>