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Crap journalism

Discussion in 'News' started by malcolm, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. malcolm

    malcolm Active Member

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    #1 malcolm, Jun 15, 2008
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    I had to email him with news about the TR.
     
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    When talking about batteries, a range number is pretty meaningless unless you know something about the car they're in. More useful would have been a mention of projected energy capacity per unit volume, per unit mass, and per unit cost.
     
  4. malcolm

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    I agree, but then we're into the pros and cons of popular vs technical journalism. The vast majority of car buyers haven't needed to think in terms of energy and power densities up until now.

    But as gas prices increase, I think energy or miles per unit cost is something much more immediate which will make an impact with members of the public.
     
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    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    If we assume the R&D person is referring to vehicles larger than the Roadster, those estimates are somewhat reserved. By 2015, 300-400 miles should be the range for a 4-door EV sedan carrying 4 adults + cargo.
     
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    I think the person from Nissan was most likely referring to a pack/packs the same size and weight as they are currently using, as Nissan just had some kind of li-ion battery deal recently.

    But in general, I agree with you guys about how it's mostly useless just to mention a range.
     

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