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Old 08-29-2016, 09:54 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
But you live in Massachusetts, no? They put things pretty close close together there.
Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
Yes, but how does that matter? Range is range...
Yes, but:

Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
The caveat with driving an EV on longer trips - is you have to take the slower speed route, which can be a shorter distance, as well.
Here in New England where things are close together and the interstates were shoehorned in wherever we could find space, the back roads may well be a shorter distance. If they're not, the better mileage you get can still outweigh a few more minutes or miles of driving. Out where things are farther apart there may only be one road, or the speed of your choice may add so much time to the trip that it's just not worth it. It may be great to make that choice, but buying a car that turns it into your only option isn't going to be a popular idea.

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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