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Old 11-30-2016, 03:08 AM   #225 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Some electric cars have warnings against towing them with the drive wheels on the ground.
Don't assume anything. Read the manual.
One reason could be that you can charge it faster and longer that way than you can in any other way; the batteries and electronics may not be capable to handle that.
Then it may stop charging itself, ending regenerative braking with it; an unattentive driver may slack the line and even hit the tow vehicle.

Tow charging EVs may be ecomodder proof, but not necessarily idiot proof.
(though I've done things that show these categories are not exclusive )

Met a colleague this morning who drives one of our companies 30kW Leafs.
He says he has a practical range of about 200 km in rush hour traffic, driving all over the country.
He never (not even once) had to recharge on the go for the 23,000 km he already put on it; but then few destinations in the Netherlands are further away than 200 km from Gouda. And our customers are often government related and generally have their own charging points; if not there is always a couple within walking distance.

Just a few years back you needed to plan your charges carefully.
Nowadays you can charge almost anywhere, like at most public parking places.
This happened very quickly indeed.
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
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For confirmation go to people just like you.
For education go to people unlike yourself.

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