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Old 12-22-2019, 11:25 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I was on a Jeep forum where people insisted the best thing you could do to improve fuel economy was to install a cold air intake and a high flow air filter.
Seems that what a lot of people want is fancy power mods, and then claim that they improve mpg to justify the purchase, i.e. spoilers, CAI, wider rims/tires, etc.

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Old 12-23-2019, 09:34 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I was on a Jeep forum where people insisted the best thing you could do to improve fuel economy was to install a cold air intake and a high flow air filter.

The people serious about improving their economy regardless of what they drive will find their way here, especially since I link to here all the time.
A pretty accurate description of FE discussion on Jeep forums, ha.

I think EV adoption here will plateau after a point. I do see some, but people love their big trucks and SUVs. No one seems to be fazed by the fact that we have some of the highest gas prices in the nation. Because of this I'm sure that the rest of the country won't adopt EVs just because of fuel prices.
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My dream vehicle for the longest time was a 4 door electric Wrangler with a generator trailer. The Wrangler would have a battery and a super capacitor, with the capacitor acting as a buffer to and from the battery for high draw operations (where it would tax the battery in such a way as to reduce range). The super capacitor would take in regenerative braking and fast charging and then feed it to the battery over time.

Then as EVs became more and more viable, I thought the trailer with PV panels and a battery would be good enough.

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A pretty accurate description of FE discussion on Jeep forums, ha.

I think EV adoption here will plateau after a point. I do see some, but people love their big trucks and SUVs. No one seems to be fazed by the fact that we have some of the highest gas prices in the nation. Because of this I'm sure that the rest of the country won't adopt EVs just because of fuel prices.
I think since there is an outlet for those that want EVs (half a million Model 3s have sold), that the pressure has been reduced. I also think that as the technology keeps getting better and there are real world examples of how an EV can be better for most use cases than an gas/diesel vehicle, It will draw people over for the performance and convenience.

Still waiting on a large frame cruiser or standard style EV motorcycle. My current top pick is Zero Motorcycle DSR (possibly the black forest edition), but it seems they are designed for someone under 6ft and less than 200lbs.
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I thought with my less than 200 posts in 11 1/2 years made me a supreme lurker... but someone who joined roughly the same time I did, but had never posted before or are under 10 posts... WOW!

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Old 12-23-2019, 10:56 AM   #45 (permalink)
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From what I've seen, there is minimal discussion and lots of bad ideas on other forums.

Bad ideas on the EV forums too? Not what I would have expected.
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Bad ideas on the EV forums too? Not what I would have expected.
EV forums are less bad. You still get some people thinking that driving up a hill or pass, and descending back down, will consume more energy than flat travel, or that slowly accelerating will be more efficient than more rapidly accelerating. They might ignore that cruising speed is the #1 determinant of efficiency in an EV. For the most part they are pretty informed though, and I refer back to threads here when they need to be set straight.
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Seems that what a lot of people want is fancy power mods, and then claim that they improve mpg to justify the purchase, i.e. spoilers, CAI, wider rims/tires, etc.
Had a guy rapping his dual exhaust at a gas station as he explained it helped fe. OK.
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Speaking of that, there's plenty of motorcycles, mostly cruisers with loud exhausts, and they are often revving periodically while stopped at a light. Are they trying to keep their motor going, or is it just noise for noise's sake?

My bike idles so smoothly that I can set it to about 800 RPM with no fear of the motor dying.
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Everything the open-pipe cruisers do can be directly compared to what toddlers do. So yeah, it's the noise.
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Nope. They're SAVING LIVES! They're demonstrating their Safety First attitude.

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