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Old 11-14-2018, 01:39 PM   #3706 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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I don't see how there is any way a vehicle that looks like a big pickup and driven like a normal vehicle can get anywhere near 150mpge.
The best that the ranger and S10 electeic converts do is a little shy of 100mpge.

Originally Posted by sendler View Post
If the USA electrified all personal transportation and gained an efficiency improvement of 2/3, we would reduce primary energy consumption by only 10%.
Embodied energy. Scale.
Such a long way to go. Before liquid fuel becomes prohibitively expensive to build the things we need to ease more gently down from overshoot.
IMO liquid fuels are already too expensive.
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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