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Old 09-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Any plans to improve rolling resistance / aerodynamics once you've got the conversion details all sorted out?

Do you dream of regen? With the ForkenSwift, I definitely have a case of regen envy.
I am going to get an alignment because it's real bad right now, so I expect a 20% improvement just from that. I am also thinking about LRR tires next year as summer tires but will see how things go.

Nope, I have no dreams of regen. It's actually more efficient to coast than use REGEN because if you need REGEN then you are not driving efficiently! We have Solectria Forces at my university and the REGEN just isn't impressive enough for me. You get more range by spending the same money on batteries vs an AC motor and inverter.
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