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Old 11-27-2007, 12:57 PM   #304 (permalink)
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04-02-2007, 08:00 Pm

Also did a speed test: achieved 42 km/h / 26.1 mph on a flat road, which while it doesn't sound impressive, is 1.1 mph higher than the speed limit of NEV/LSV's.

I outpaced a 12 year old on a bicycle to around 30 km/h. Barely.

The road dipped slightly after reaching that speed and then leveled out again. I got up to 49 km/h (29 mph) in the descent and the car seemed to hold that speed up to where I had to brake for a turn.

And by the time I reached that turn, one of the undersized cables on the pack was warm enough that I could smell it.

All of which is to say, with a better pack and proper wiring, I have no doubt the car will be adequate for in-town driving.
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