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Old 12-13-2018, 01:13 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Happy birthday EM! it’s nice to see such a great site still going strong...

In ten years time I can see more EVs driven as they become more common and affordable around here... I’d like to think I’ll still be driving my Saturn by then(though it would be approaching 25 years old at that point), but I’d also love to get into an EV, and not ever forget what I’ve learned about aero...

I can see hypermilers expressing their efficiency in Wh/mi more than in mpg in ten years though...

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Old 12-13-2018, 01:16 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Cost of electricity per mile is so cheap that from a financial perspective, I don't care if I'm getting 15% better efficiency or not. That said, I do care that I can actually make my trip with the given charge, so from the perspective of maximizing range, I do care about EV efficiency.
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:52 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Didnít realize this contest started again, saw another post referencing it.

In 10 years hopefully I will be riding motorcycles everywhere. Not sure how long Iím gonna keep the V6 Accord, I might even go full race car with it some day. A mirage doesnít sound bad. Would love to get an insight, but with how little I will likely be driving cars in the future, an insight would be better off with someone else.
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:06 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Thanks for the great contest! You got me posting again (something I'd been meaning to do for a while anyway). I'm still eco'ing, although my fuel economy got a bit worse recently when I switched my 3 year old summer tires to brand new snow tires.

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That is really hard to say. I'd love to get an EV, but unless it has 400+km range, I'd still need an ICE or hybrid car too. I live far enough away from things that charging stations are too distant, so unless they become more common, long-EV-range plug-in hybrid would be my best bet.

I also hate spending money on cars. The last time I bought a car was in 2009, and that cost me all of $5K. Since I really like Saturns, and they stopped making them in 2002, it's unlikely I'll find another pristine low-mileage one 17 years after the last one rolled off the line.

But it's really hard to know where things are going. I don't see EV displacing ICE any time soon, but unless it does (and a lot of other things change too), we're all doomed anyway, so it doesn't really matter.

The other issue is that I really like to tinker with stuff. Older cars were more "open", in that you could see what everything did, and you could tweak and modify things. The newer the car, the more "closed" it is (even my 18 year old Saturn has a software issue that's interfering with my use of a kill switch). I doubt there's much that could be tinkered with on a 2018 Bolt or Tesla.
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:21 PM   #35 (permalink)
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You're in Ontario, would a little warming really doom you?
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You're in Ontario, would a little warming really doom you?
It's not the warming. It's the extremes. Floods. Droughts. Tornadoes. None of that used to be that common here. I also like to think beyond my own neighbourhood.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:02 PM   #37 (permalink)
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The future is i think EVs, thats why i am now in the process of getting solar installed on my roof, to start with i am getting 12 panels, to be expanded in a few years to 18 and then also a Tesla battery pack and hopefully a Tesla 3, but dreams are free.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:33 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I like hybrids better than EVs. Miles per gallon sounds much more of an accomplishment, to me at least, than miles per...kilowatt. YMMV.
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The ScanGuard would be a nice new to me toy to play with.
Of course the Chevy would be nice too if it was an older 4X4 1-ton.

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