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Old 07-06-2019, 10:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
slowmover
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Nice as a stunt.

Now, let’s load the vehicle according to design and see how things go.

The wusses can use the GVWR as limit, and the hairy-chested can use the axle/tire/wheel limits.

Ton Miles Per Gallon

as that’s a valid concept.

Shuffling an individual around bereft of gear or goods lacks meaning. Just “means” he does it with the air conditioning a motorcycle lacks. But he can’t account for unused capacity re empty seats and cargo space. IOW, it’s no test.

Make the test[s] real.

Vehicle scaled weight against published shipping weight (curb weight) for any test.

Loaded to limit, is the real FE test.

66-75% capacity for regular driving as the baseline.

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