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Old 02-05-2016, 01:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Mica Blue - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
Team Toyota
90 day: 42.48 mpg (US)

Forest - '15 Nissan Leaf S
Team Nissan
90 day: 156.46 mpg (US)

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The original Ecopias are amazingly low rolling resistance, so if you are happy with their performance, you could do pretty well, I think going with the Ecopia Pus which is the retail version of the OEM tires. An alternative would be to get Nokian eNtTYRE 2.0 (all season low rolling resistance) or their WR G3 (all-weather low rolling resistance) for better winter performance. Neither of these are ultra low resistance, though.

Shift the Leaf into neutral the same way you would in the Prius - except don't use R below 7MPH or you will get reverse.

The e-Golf is a better car in many ways, but a weaker EV, if that makes any sense. I did a detailed comparison elsewhere here on EM. I'll find it and link, when I can. (We are having power issues here at work.)
Sincerely, Neil
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