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Old 10-15-2014, 01:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The accelerator pedal feels reasonable at the balance point, but it is not as good as just putting it in neutral.

This is a leased car, and my spouse is the main driver, so I will have to live with the stock aerodynamics. The coasting is <i>okay</i> because it is heavier than my xA, but the aero is noticeably worse.

In the 13.2 miles I commuted this morning, I raised the displayed average from 3.6 miles / kWh to 4.0 miles / kWh.

The things that struck me, is that I no longer have to worry about warm up time, when driving and EV. And no idling. I drove it without the radio on, and you can hear a very faint gear whine. I turned on the defroster, and I was able to toggle off the A/C and the heat, to just get air flow - imagine that?!

I will be using my Kill-A-Watt until we get the JuiceBox Premium, so I will be posting the electricity mileage.
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