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Old 12-30-2015, 05:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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Originally Posted by MobilOne View Post
What about "stop and go" where a lot of ev's spend much of their urban life?
The key is to keep weight down at least as low as the OEM wheel/tire combo. Tires are not all the same weight. Another thing to keep in mind is how far from the hub the weight is. The further from the hub, the greater the effect on rotational mass when a car is accelerating or decelerating. Thinner, taller, lighter wheel/tire combos would be the way to go... hence BMW 19" 155mm wheel/tire combos on the i3.
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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