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Old 05-30-2018, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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Electric vehicles can't

I hear that electric vehicles are wimpy or can't do things a gasoline powered car can. Sure they have better range, but they cost more to operate, a lot more.
This is why my mpge is so low. Even with my horrific mpge I'm only looking at 20 to 30 cents per day electric costs.

A few days ago I got 10 pallets, this time I got more.


I wanted to test the tractive force the leaf could produce so I hooked it up to my nearly 400lb, 8ft wide chain harrow.
It took about 10kw to pull it 9mph and dragged it around for about an hour. Need some A/T tires up front. Just turn the traction control off.




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1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.

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