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Old 04-01-2020, 12:53 PM   #21 (permalink)
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EPA cycles

Originally Posted by Tahoe_Hybrid View Post

There's a danger in this characterization of the energy breakdown,which needs to be emphasized.In the context of 'combined EPA cycles',and only within this context is this data correct.
In the real world, motorists might encounter what Wolf H. Hucho has attempted to emphasize since the mid-1970s;that out on the open road,of the power available to actually propel a vehicle,aerodynamic forces can absorb 80% or more of this power,depending on velocity.
The casual observer might be left with the impression that aerodynamics constituted only a minor fraction of the road load,which would be a gross under representation of reality.And an why an understanding of aerodynamics has failed to capture the minds of the motoring public.A recipe for disaster.

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