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Old 04-19-2016, 02:11 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tsimitpo View Post
Reliable infrastructure will probably never solve the problem of running a 300-mile detour to get around a closure on the North Cascades Highway (for example). Sure, I might be able to stop for recharging somewhere along the way with the right infrastructure - but it's going to set my schedule back significantly considering the detour alone could already be adding 8 hours to my return home without the added delay.

In contrast, I can drive my TDi 700 miles from a full tank if I have to WITHOUT having to stop and wait and I just don't see the electric solution for that challenge in the immediate future.
I wasn't referring to the lack of infrastructure in your area, I was referring to the lack of reliable infrastructure in your area. If your car choice is determined by regular road closures due to avalanches and rockslides, no amount of plug-in or battery-swap stations will make your road network reliable.

Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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