paul dove via EV wrote:
The batteries are part of the car since it won't go without them...... so 2300
That's pretty light but not enough to go 217 miles on a charge.
26KWh / 217 = 120Wh/m They had to have done something else.
Lots of "something elses". Good aerodynamics. Low frontal area. Flush
windows. An absolutely smooth flat bottom. No front grille. High
pressure, low rolling resistance tires (small by modern standards).
Brakes that don't drag. A motor and controller so efficient that they
don't need a power-consuming liquid cooling system.
"Verschlimmbessern" (German, verb) - To make something worse by
trying to improve it. (English translation: "Microsoft"?)
Lee Hart, 814 8th Ave N, Sartell MN 56377, www.sunrise-ev.com
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