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Old 01-31-2018, 01:39 PM   #30 (permalink)
Angel And The Wolf
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Originally Posted by samwichse View Post
"...a starting range of 75-100 miles per charge using a 33-kWh battery,"
https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2...ing-for-10000/

How is this car weighs a theoretical 1800lbs, has a smaller frontal area and a tapered body plan and lower rolling resistance, yet gets less rated range than a Nissan Leaf with a smaller battery is beyond me. The roof profile almost matches a first-gen Honda Insight.

30 kwh 2017 Nissan Leaf: 107 Mi EPA range
69.7" W x 61.0" H
cd 0.28
3386 lbs
Could be the taper is too abrupt. If the surface boundary of air detaches from the surface, it produces turbulence, and drag. Stretch the car, and the MPG should increase.
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