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Old 12-08-2017, 07:30 AM   #26 (permalink)
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It’s not ever going to be an efficiency to accelerate a big truck stoplight to stoplight to aid traffic flow.

As above, it’s about a higher average mph. The time from taking on the load until delivery. Signature to signature.

Cutting the hills down to size would be the greatest aid to average mph past lower traffic volume. If greater acceleration is available, then it’s use on the highway is where it matters.

Operating a big truck is about being smooth. Missing “the green light wave” is consistent with this. It’s too much mass to contend with. Empty, I’d think I’d want a limited rate of acceleration control applied. Throttled back. There’s no good reason to do otherwise, as wear on tires, brakes etc isn’t justified, nor is hotdog driving.

Same for other vehicles. 0-60 in 12-seconds has always been fast enough for personal transportation.

Expect that sort of thing to happen. A “fuel efficiency standard” for electric vehicles.

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