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Old 08-09-2019, 07:08 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Taylor95 View Post
Does this system need to be charged? ...
They were never very direct about that, even though they talk about EV only operation. Since they have sold some rights to something like a venture capital firm, rather than continuing to market, I think we can see where they were finessing their reporting to the public. They also gave the impression that it could work seamlessly as AWD with the existing throttle and such but never explained the motor controller or throttling in any detail. We'll see if it ever really comes to market now. They musta just gotten quite a payday.

See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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