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Old 09-06-2018, 07:54 PM   #111 (permalink)
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If i remember correctly, you are running your tires at nissan spec?

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Old 09-06-2018, 08:28 PM   #112 (permalink)
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I can't say they are that bad. I have not even checked pressure in the Yokohama tires.
The ecopia tires had 42psiin them.
The Yokohama tires may only have 30 in them.
But my energy economy is returning to normal, back to 4.1

I guess just be careful getting new tires, make sure you don't try to test you previous range limits on new tires for a few days.
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I think I figured some of it out.
As I suspected the tire shop didn't fill the new tires any where near 40psi.
The yokos were at 34psi.
The old ecopia tires weren't far off. They were at 36psi.
Vehicle name plate says 36psi.

So I aired the ecopia tires back up to 42 and Yokohama tires up to 38 because I don't want to wear the center of the yokos tread out at 2/3 to 3/4 their life expectancy.
A full set of yokos is going to run at least $500.

Wearing then out sooner to get better economy makes no sense when electricity is so cheap.
Only getting 70% to 80% of your money's worth out of a set of tires = dumb.
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The hotrodder way to check tires is with a temp scanner. Contact points on a tire are a couple points higher than the places that aren't touching.
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That, sir, is a great tip! A good way to know exactly how much tire pressure you can really get away with...
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I have a Flir i7, I can look at the while tire, I will try that.
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My "fossil fuel free" leaf does about 3 to 4 miles per pound of coal.
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At 0.8 pounds of coal per kilowatt hour and 8 kWh to refine a gallon of gasoline from crude oil, an EV that gets 4 miles per kWh uses less coal than a gasser getting 32 mpg (because the gas station adds a few watt-hours per gallon).
This simple statistic is lost on most drivers; that the average EV uses less electricity than the average gasser!

In other terms, a 50 mpg Prius Running on “coal-refined gasoline” requires 5 lb of coal PLUS a gallon of gas (6 pounds) to go 50 miles, while the EV would need ten pounds of coal.
But of course an EV is a gateway drug to home solar power and you can’t use that to fuel a (non Plug-in) Prius.

My EV uses no coal and no gasoline.
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I'm trying to put in solar panels but the local coop is making it more difficult and expensive than it needs to be.
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I was down to 4 bars of battery temperature this morning.
I thought Global warming was supposed to make summer like weather last into November.

Ugh I can't even get full power brake regen.

Everyone from here is dressed like it's the winter apocalypse. Still t shirt weather time to me.

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