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Old 11-20-2011, 01:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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FYI, I just happened to calculate the "real world" (ie. not scientific) impact of switching to the RE92 tires on the ForkenSwift:
  • 345 Wh/mi ... 10 drive/charge cycles before switching tires
  • 285 Wh/mi ... 10 drive/charge cycles since switching tires
That's a 21% increase in range. (Or a decrease in battery discharge for the same distance driven, with associated benefits to pack life.)

FYI, I'm not actually planning any more tire tests. I will just aim to use RE92's wherever I can on the Suzukiclone fleet.

Also, for a pile of reasons, I am DEFINITELY NOT suggesting that other people will see anything close to this efficiency increase if they switch to these tires.
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