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Old 06-22-2021, 10:16 PM   #91 (permalink)
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AZ seems decent. It just fries the batteries on cars like the leaf, with nightly temperature lows on the 80s.
Here in NM it's been around or over 100F the last week or so but it still gets around upper 50s or low 60s at night. Battery is doing ok.
I know! I just drove through NM four times in the past few weeks and ended up getting heat stroke and a bladder infection. (not from the driving since I do have air conditioning in the car, just not where I stay.)

As far as places to charge going through Colorado and NM, there just aren't many places to do it from. I'd have to take the long way around to make it in an EV like a Leaf, or possibly even a Tesla. For me an EV is ok for around town, or it has to be a plug-in hybrid. Or there needs to be more places to charge. Or I just need to be a bit more insane to try going all EV again.

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Old 06-23-2021, 06:09 PM   #92 (permalink)
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AZ seems decent. It just fries the batteries on cars like the leaf, with nightly temperature lows on the 80s.
Even though nowadays I consider hybrids quite unavoidable in the middle to long term, a full-EV doesn't convince me because of the higher impact from the environmental conditions to their range.
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Even though nowadays I consider hybrids quite unavoidable in the middle to long term, a full-EV doesn't convince me because of the higher impact from the environmental conditions to their range.
Tell me about it! In my 24kWh Leaf I at times got over 100 miles on a single charge. But then winter came along and I couldn't even get 40 miles going downhill!
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The chance to still operate with some fuel, even if it would serve mostly as some sort of "range extender", is better than nothing.

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