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Old 02-16-2013, 08:45 AM   #166 (permalink)
pete c
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Great work.

Do you use the alternator for the short commutes? I doubt the ROI is there, but, a Lion battery pack would be neat to replace that tired old battery.

I really like the electric WP. I think it will eventually be the way it is done with all cars.

Does anyone have any power consumption numbers on mechanical vs electric WP? I would think there is a pretty fair difference at 2500 rpm.

One other question. Do you ever bike commute when the weather is better? Ecomodding a car is great...for when you need a car. But driving a car 6 miles in nice weather to class and back really is kind of dumb.
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