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Old 01-01-2010, 10:14 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by vpoppv View Post
A:Cold weather does not directly affect driving range.
O RLY?! Nissan needs some edumacation, methinks!

Either that or I want some of their magical engineering:
  • so my car's drivetrain lubricants never change viscosity, increasing rolling resistance;
  • so my tires never stiffen in the cold, increasing RR;
  • oh, and I want their magic, energy-neutral external air warmer so fluid density and aero drag remains constant year round.
  • And let's not speak of the effect of temperature on battery performance... unless of course they've got heaters/coolers that run 100% of the time the car's plugged in... which they just might.
Mech: I love the idea of training people with their ICE cars, one gallon at a time! That's inspired.
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