Electric car range testing explained

Discussion in 'Prime Plug-in Charging' started by Marine Ray, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Marine Ray

    Marine Ray Active Member

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    5 minutes of great info:


     
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    Worth watching.


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    CharlesH CA HOV Decal #5 on former PiP

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    So MPGe numbers would not take into account if one car is more aerodynamic than another (no air resistance on a dynamometer), or the fact that in cold weather, the heat pump in the Prime is incredibly more efficient than resistance heating in, say, a Tesla.
     
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    Right. It's a fixed fudge factor. And I believe that's why the Prime crushes the EPA estimates for EV range. It's way more efficient aerodynamically and in the HVAC than average.
     
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