Originally Posted by NEOWatcher
I'm just using numbers in units that the industry is providing. Whether they make total sense or not, doesn't mean that it's the most logical choice of "ballparking". Only that it's the best that I can find.

I would be glad to see things stated in real units (and related to kwh, which is what we pay for).
No - you've confused things. 34kw is a RATE of energy. 100 miles requires an AMMOUNT of energy. If 'industry' is providing these wrongly, please show us where.

Perhaps you means 24kWh? That's the amount of energy in the battery of a Leaf.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovo...ion_and_energy we can see that the total ammount of solar energy in 1sqM in a day is about 4 - 6 kWh. Combine that with thefficiency of available solar panels ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovo...ule_efficiency ) and you get about 1kWh / sqM / day

You could fit perhaps 3sqM of solar arrays on the top of a LEAF. So 3kWh / day

At which rate it would take more than a week to charge a LEAF - or in one day you would generate enough power to travel about 8-10 miles. Less than a third the average distance driven by a LEAF owner per day.