Re: [EVDL] Chevy Bolt EV towing ... aaerodynamics

2020-06-22 Thread Peter VanDerWal via EV
FWIW the 2nd Gen Volts(2016 and later) get better MPG than 1st gen; 42 mpg in 
charge sustaining mode vs 37 and they do it using regular gas instead of 
premium.  That plus almost 50% more range in EV mode.

Significantly different engine, different transmission and different E-motors.

June 22, 2020 5:04 PM, "Steves via EV"  wrote:

> That’s good . I got 38 MPG going down 81 last week (70 MPH speed limit) in my 
> Volt. So you are
> doing well! 
> 
> -Steve
> 
>> On Jun 22, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Robert Bruninga via EV  
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> I used to have a Saab 900 Turbo and I was towing a trailer full of tall
>>> furniture
>>> at 55 and after a while realized I was in continuously in turbo.
>>> I bet it was the bad aerodynamics.
>> 
>> Talking about aerodynamics.
>> 
>> I severely modified my Chevy Volt to add 250W of solar panels, but I'm
>> still getting 40 MPG in all-gas mode.
>> I never drove it much on gas and so have no history of MPG prior to the
>> mods.
>> 
>> Theoretically, I'll get about 30 miles a week during the summer free solar
>> power.
>> 
>> See the red Volt on http://aprs.org/my-EVs.html
>> 
>> In some sense rounding out the back of some shapes actually can improve
>> aerodynamics... or make up for other losses...
>> 
>> Bob
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Re: [EVDL] Chevy Bolt EV towing ... aaerodynamics

2020-06-22 Thread Steves via EV
That’s good . I got 38 MPG going down 81 last week (70 MPH speed limit) in my 
Volt. So you are doing well! 

-Steve

> On Jun 22, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Robert Bruninga via EV  wrote:
> 
> 
>> 
>> I used to have a Saab 900 Turbo and I was towing a trailer full of tall
>> furniture
>> at 55 and after a while realized I was in continuously in turbo.
>> I bet it was the bad aerodynamics.
> 
> Talking about aerodynamics.
> 
> I severely modified my Chevy Volt to add 250W of solar panels, but  I'm
> still getting 40 MPG in all-gas mode.
> I never drove it much on gas and so have no history of MPG prior to the
> mods.
> 
> Theoretically, I'll get about 30 miles a week during the summer free solar
> power.
> 
> See the red Volt on  http://aprs.org/my-EVs.html
> 
> In some sense rounding out the back of some shapes actually can improve
> aerodynamics... or make up for other losses...
> 
> Bob
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Re: [EVDL] Chevy Bolt EV towing ... aaerodynamics

2020-06-22 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
> I used to have a Saab 900 Turbo and I was towing a trailer full of tall
> furniture
>  at 55 and after a while realized I was in continuously in turbo.
> I bet it was the bad aerodynamics.

Talking about aerodynamics.

I severely modified my Chevy Volt to add 250W of solar panels, but  I'm
still getting 40 MPG in all-gas mode.
I never drove it much on gas and so have no history of MPG prior to the
mods.

Theoretically, I'll get about 30 miles a week during the summer free solar
power.

See the red Volt on  http://aprs.org/my-EVs.html

In some sense rounding out the back of some shapes actually can improve
aerodynamics... or make up for other losses...

Bob
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