Energy/Power content of Gasoline

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Main Question or Discussion Point

I am trying to find how many kW in a tank of gasoline. I was wondering if someone can confirm this for me. I read in a article on a EV site that he mentioned 10,000 kW, 10 MW (for a tank of gasoline). The guy was from a national lab so I am trying to work the math out. I do not know the discharge time. Thanks

My information/Calculations:
Background: typical four door car, 15 gallon tank
31.6 MJ/L
42.7 MJ/kg
131 MJ/US Gallon
35.97 kWh (per gallon)
539.55 kWh (per tank, 15 gallons)
 

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russ_watters
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I get 33.35 per gal. I converted liters directly to gallons via the 3.8L/gal
 
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Thanks

Thanks for the help
 

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