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The problem with EV range figures

Discussion in 'Technical' started by siry, May 14, 2009.

  1. siry

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    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    I'm just thrilled that enough people are interested in EVs that this is an issue we need to start worrying about. It was hybrids that forced the EPA to update their process of determining fuel economy and finally stop using such terribly outdated protocols that didn't fit anyone's real-world driving.
     
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    A new siry article:

    Greentech Media


     
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    Ah! So he did! Sorry everybody...
     
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    E.P.A. Says M.P.G. for Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids Is a Work in Progress

    E.P.A. Says M.P.G. for Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids Is a Work in Progress - Wheels Blog - NYTimes.com
     
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    So for the Roadster:

    244 miles
    46 mp10kWh

    Hmm, 46 doesn't sound too good, A plug in hybrid will get over 50 mpg when the engine is running. 50 is better than 46. I'll get one one of those. :rolleyes:
     

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