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Old 11-27-2007, 06:51 PM   #477 (permalink)
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10-16-2007, 09:44 Pm

Originally Posted by skewbe
127 wh/mile doesn't seem too awful by comparison to 300. It would be like a 20mpg car compared to a 45mpg car, sort of.

Very cool all the same, the forken that is. Do you think the tesla can be hyperwatted? 10kwh/day seems a bit much. Is it as simple as crawling to minimize battery losses?
The Tesla is undoubtedly far more efficient battery-to-wheels than the FS is, and it would spank the FS embarassingly in a hyperwatting competition.

I've read that their charger is a bit of an energy hog because the charging process includes actively cooling the pack while force feeding it the juice. So in a charger-to-wheels comparo, that's one reason (of several) why the FS looks relatively good.

Evidence (claim) of on-road Tesla spankness:
Tesla also reported the battery-to-wheel efficiency as 110 Wh/km (177 wh/mi) on an unspecified driving cycle (either a constant 60 mph (96 km/h) or SAE J1634 test[21]) - wikipedia
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