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Electric Car longevity

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by vfx, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Anyone remember the Top Gear episode (63?)where they each choose an old Supercar? Besides showing the "fast" for a few decades ago was commonplace now there was the drop in HorsePower over time. They had a German trailer with a dyno machine for testing the cars. They all had dropped precipitously in overall horsepower. (And we already know they get dirtier with wear)

    If a current running RAV4 EV with 100,000 miles on was tested in 2012 would it still come out to it's original 67 HP?

    Might be a good argument for Electric longevity.
     
  2. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    I think max power may drop some as the battery pack ages.
    Also, that 67hp figure isn't going to impress many even if it is still maintained.
    When we see a few 200,000mile Roadsters still performing well, and can say that the motor has never been serviced or replaced that could get some people to take notice.
     
  3. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Of course it's the percentage loss compared to an ICE percentage loss of the same time/miles that we would be looking for, not HP.
     

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