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Old 01-21-2009, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Driving an EV in high water

I was going to PM one of you guys about this, but thought others might wonder the same thing : In a traditional car, the car will die once the water gets into something electrical, or the air intake, which is usually at least a good 24 - 36 " above the ground.
Since an electric car has the motor mounted down low, it seems that even a deep mud puddle could cause the car to die.

Please prove me wrong.

While on the topic of rain, can you all please explain how much that driving in a heavy rain with the wipers, defroster, and lights will decrease the range of an electric car ( For example a car with a 50 mile range )


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