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Old 07-02-2022, 02:57 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by The Toecutter View Post
Considering this thing weighs about 4,000 lbs, the efficiency it gets is damn impressive. If it had half the mass and cut drag another 20%, 100 Wh/mile would be possible. Then they'd be able to strip all the luxury electronics crap and make an affordable sub $25,000 200+ mile range EV sedan that the lower middle class could comfortably afford.

Mercedes could have done something like this during the 1970s fuel crisis and used a 5-cylinder 3L turbodiesel to get 70+ mpg highway, but they kept this knowledge shelved and away from production cars all these decades. The C111-III proves it.
I see where you are coming from, I'm not sure who takes responsibility for the way things are, western culture?

https://www.jstor.org/stable/26278324

https://group-media.mercedes-benz.co...ml?oid=9913283


Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...al-626-mile-ev


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