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Old 10-30-2018, 03:16 PM   #682 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
The body design is heavily, more complex than it needs to be.
A simpler, lighter body made with fewer bits would be cheaper, more consistent, lighter, faster, easier to make and be on par for the rest of the car. Which would give it even more range, better performance all around.
I never said it was unsafe or even attempted to hint that it was.
Volvo published a paper available online,in which EV performance was evaluated as a function of vehicle mass.
Three vehicle masses were tested and a 'middle weight' SUV won the 'competition.'
When aero,rolling resistance,inertia,momentum,acceleration,braking,a nd regen were compared,there turned out to be a sweet-spot,at which the overall performance shown the brightest.
Kinda like a Goldilocks zone for vehicle mass.
TESLA may have computer-modeled such scenarios,and arrived at the 3,800+ pounds for the Model 3 intentionally.Just a thought.
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