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  1. This bothers me...

    I haven't parsed it down to the go/no-go line. I'd possibly be willing to do once-a-week charging depending on duration, but to me "fueling" at home is among the biggest draws of EV.
  2. This bothers me...

    Got it. If public charging were my only option, I'd probably not buy an EV.
  3. This bothers me...

    I agree. I commute 37 miles round trip and charge using L1.
  4. This bothers me...

    I think tesla uses cylindrical cells not for future compatibility but because the entire pack is less affected by a cell failure, they have more options for suppliers with significantly less NRE, and most importantly they believe they’re fundamentally safer. Pouch batteries are easier to...
  5. This bothers me...

    I don't know about 'zero resale value.' Perhaps if the car won't move anymore. Can batteries be changed? Sure. It's easier to do in some cars (Model S) than others (Model 3). My question is: will it be economically worth it compared with selling your car and buying a new one? A while back...
  6. This bothers me...

    Third party may be able to do it, but the labor to almost completely disassemble and reassemble the vehicle might be prohibitive, and it might take substantially different tooling between makes and models (barrier to entry for the shops). Tesla tried to make the modules easily replaceable with...
  7. This bothers me...

    I wouldn't be so sure replacing the battery packs is a viable solution.
  8. This bothers me...

    "I just don't like the idea of buying this car and having it be worth next to nothing in 3 years" Won't happen. Continuous improvement over 3 years doesn't make for obsolescence. It may depreciate faster than an equivalently priced gas vehicle, but that depreciation may be offset by lower...
  9. Mach-E Will Charge 30% Faster Than Earlier Estimates Announces Ford

    I have not looked enough to see whether there is a difference when expressed in kW rather than miles, however note that the battery pack is not the only limiting factor. The onboard charger could be different between trims.
  10. Mach-E Will Charge 30% Faster Than Earlier Estimates Announces Ford

    You have. 4.68kWh/.75hr = 91kW <--- should have stopped there
  11. Ford releases some info on Mach-E Over-the-air updates (OTA) feature

    All the big hacking energy is going after JEDI, anyway.
  12. Mach e vs. I-Pace

    Is that depreciation, or was it just VASTLY overvalued to begin with? ;) i8 is like a luxury Chevy Volt but with less electric range, for 5 times the price.
  13. Ford releases some info on Mach-E Over-the-air updates (OTA) feature

    There's no street view. What you lose without premium connectivity is the aerial/satellite overlay and, as noted, media streaming and traffic visualizations. However, navigation still uses traffic information for routing. I don't intend to subscribe to the premium package when my trial period...
  14. AWD vs RWD in the South

    Many (maybe most?) current Audi’s use “Quattro Ultra,” which is FWD biased most of the time. They do it for fuel economy. FWD is an artifact of weight distribution in front engine vehicles. RWD is generally better. An EV which acts mostly as RWD and engages the front motor when needed is a good...
  15. Rear Spoiler - functional or aesthetic?

    Slightly edited :)
  16. Rear Spoiler - functional or aesthetic?

    Oh. I think I see what he's trying to pull of. He makes three distinct statements: "It's not going have significant effect on efficiency range," [whatever that is] "it will provide significant shade," "it will tend to suck the dirt up higher on to the window" And he then posts a photo to...
  17. Rear Spoiler - functional or aesthetic?

    That is neither your work nor a technical reference.
  18. Rear Spoiler - functional or aesthetic?

    Either show your work, or show or at least one technical reference to justify your passing off of uneducated opinion as fact.
  19. Rear Spoiler - functional or aesthetic?

    It's pretty amazing to see someone just make assertions which aren't backed by evidence or fact.
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