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Old 12-30-2015, 01:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
Yes, and the evidence is the most efficient EV - the BMW i3 - uses the 19" 155 Bridgestone front and 19" 175 rear.
Thanks for that. When I hunted online I saw a lot of unconvincing answers... unconvincing because they did not seem to appreciate tne multiple variables involved. When I was building my ebike, the calculations for a larger power-wheel showed higher speeds and ranges with the same motor. I still chose a smaller wheel because I did not want more speed, got my range through battery sizing, and wanted more torque at lower speeds than I would get with a bigger wheel (hill climbing was a big priority).

When I started ecomodding my civic 5 years ago, it was with the idea that it might be my last ICE. Cool OEM EVs are starting to appear on the used market... I start dreaming.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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