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Discussion in 'Prime Fuel Economy & EV Range' started by Marine Ray, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Marine Ray

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    sweet!!!
     
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    I recall talking to a friend once and he mentioned that he'd like to have a combined range of over 600 miles. I thought to myself (you know there's only a handful of cars that can actually go over 600 miles) and then I blurted that out.
     
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    Now that I can charge at work, I have been getting routine over 1000 miles combined per fill up. That’s going over 70 miles per day. Loving that!
     
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    I did like the range on my VW TDI - reliably 700 miles per tank.
     
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    FWIW the 2018 Ford F-150's optional 36-gallon tank would offer 936 miles of range with the smaller turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 and rear-wheel drive.
     
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    My VW had the standard 14.4 gal tank. And then there are the Class 8 highway tractors with 300 gal tanks, good for up to 2800 miles...
     
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    Not related to EV, but just curious. Why is the Pacifica Hybrid destination charge so much higher than other vehicles? I always thought the destination charge is based on freight cost for import. Is Pacifica imported?
     
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    Also the second lightest model in the list (behind the i3Rex variants).

    I always thought the Prime would make a good vehicle for "preppers" - it has quite long range and you can run "off the grid" for quite some time. Anything short of an EMP event (where anything fuel injected basically won't run), it'll get you out of dodge with some ease. Maybe I've been reading too many Tom Clancy novels.

    However, I vaguely recall stories from the hurricane evacuation of the Houston area where people who were driving SUVs were running out of gas because they were stuck on the highway in evac traffic (with no chance to get to any gas station). It was no surprise when I saw that it had become one of the top 5 hybrid markets in the US a year or so later.
     
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    It's also the second cheapest (after the Ioniq). And it's probably one of the slowest in EV mode with 12 second 0-60.
     
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    Downside - very low ground clearance and easy to bottom out on rough roads and off road.
     
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    I suppose I was thinking about "major civil emergency" preppers as opposed to zombie-armageddon-hell preppers. The first just needs to get out of dodge in a hurry with minimal external support. I know it's not the case everywhere, but every single place I've lived on both coasts and the midwest has had paved roads extending at least 200 miles. The most glaring issues I can realistically think of is the inability to ford deep water (low ground clearance) and no spare tire.

    And let's be serious here: the zombie-armageddon types are kind of fooling themselves since anyone driving around in a big loud truck with lots of resources (even with firearms) is simply going to get those resources forcefully taken from them by bands of people with more/better arms.
     
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    I wouldn't know. I don't hang with that crowd. I suspect the most well-prepared may also be the most invisible though.
     
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