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  1. Recommended best highway cruising speed?

    This is super simple. The optimal speed for range is probably around 28 MPH. The faster you go after this the bigger the hit to range. So 60 MPH will give you more range than 70 MPH, and 70 MPH will give you more range than 80 MPH. And so on. The faster you go the less distance you can travel...
  2. Good News and Bad News

    I think having Ford Credit forget your car would be a small price to pay for losing the early access program. JMO. 😀
  3. Texas Tesla Tragedy

    The person driving in this video makes clear that this IS NOT a self driving car. He only takes his hands briefly off the wheel to demonstrate how the cameras read the lines. On the other hand, the Tesla video explicit states the AP is self driving and the driver IS ONLY in the seat "because of...
  4. Texas Tesla Tragedy

    That is the funniest comment I've read in a long time!
  5. "Service Vehicle Soon" - HEV-HAZARD & Powertrain Malfunction / Reduced Power

    Doesn't sound like the same issue. (I experienced the same RF interference). Different failures could throw the same fault. My guess is you have an actual problem rather than a power line "faux" fault. Let us know when the dealer gets back to you. A week is a rather long time.
  6. Texas Tesla Tragedy

    Right. Which is why this guy is in the backseat as the Tesla "drives itself". https://www.yahoo.com/news/concerned-drivers-spot-tesla-driving-151855017.html Also some Tesla defenders claimed that the self driving only worked on major arterials but the first video is on a small private road...
  7. Range vs elevation on I-75 in TN?

    The hit going uphill is large. Basically it's mass X gravitational constant X elevation gain, so doubling the elevation gain doubles the losses. You do get some/most of this back going downhill but it's not 100%. Maybe 60%-70%. It can be disconcerting when your battery SOC drops dramatically...
  8. What Road Trip Charging Should Be

    Not having to deal with gas stations is worth at least $.20/mile! Seriously. Worst consumer experience in the US. For most people a BEV will be far less expensive to operate than an ICE. On the other hand, a MME is going to be a lot more expensive to operate than a Corolla. If you want cheap...
  9. First Mustang Mach E Road Trip 😫

    I'm going to say that you haven't figured out 1PD. It's like downshifting in a manual without the abrupt slowing with the downshift -- super smooth. I move between cars so every once in a while the first stop sign can be a jerky stop before I recalibrate, but that's about it. The MME with...
  10. Home Charging Poll: How much power?

    Doesn't matter if it's an SR or ER battery. Just to back up for a second, the equation would be: P(losses) = I^2R, where I is charging current and R is internal resistance. We don't know R but that doesn't matter since it's a constant. Let's say you can charge at 10A for an hour, 20A for two...
  11. Home Charging Poll: How much power?

    IMO you are doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. The battery health won't be affected by the difference in charging at 32A vs 40A AC. At 40A you are charging at 1/10 C. That won't be an issue, and dropping it to 1/11 C won't effect cell health one way or the other. On the other hand...
  12. FordPass among best EV apps according to J.D. Power study

    Queen of the Pigs? LOL I've used the GM apps and they seem much more solid to me, but that's one opinion not a survey of many opinions. It's also difficult to tease out issues relating to PAAK from the app.
  13. Mach-E Owners Review a Tesla Model Y

    I may have misread the release. You are right that the AC "Waypoint" chargers are the ones Rivian is putting in at the Colorado State Parks and presumably other parks. What thew me off were these statements: "Connecting cities on popular routes across the US and Canada, the network also extends...
  14. 240V Wall Outlet vs. Level 2 EV Charger

    I agree with @Mirak that the benefits of having a mobile charger in the car are limited. If you're going on a trip the likelihood of finding a 14-50 outlet will be substantially less likely than finding a DC charger. No doubt you can find a standard 120v outlet but that simply won't be fast...
  15. Mach-E Owners Review a Tesla Model Y

    The Rivian network is not going to be proprietary in the same way Tesla's is. The proprietary chargers will be higher power DC chargers located more in wilderness areas. The AC chargers located in more populated areas will be open. My guess is that one issue is the DC chargers may have to rely...
  16. Gasoline Shortage Summer 2021

    The irony of people NOT being able to take long trips because they weren't sure they could find gas along the way made me smile.
  17. This hurt

    Sorry for your misfortune. You could try and see if a repair will work. I doubt that it would, but your insurance company will likely pay for this. I've been surprised more than once at what they can do these days, though even it if looks good there is nothing guaranteed. If you do replace the...
  18. Ford Boosts Investment in Solid Power to Accelerate Solid-State Vehicle Battery Development

    It's likely a few years away but let's hope it works out. Solid state will be a huge deal on several front. Note that the incremental improvement in existing chemistry will mean it's not as big of a deal as it would be at the moment.
  19. I Just Did My First DC Charge

    I think it was a great idea for to do a dry run before you actually needed to DC charge. Smart.
  20. True cost to "fill up"? Has anyone computed it for themselves?

    As mentioned by several, it is so dependent on your electrical rates that your numbers are meaningless for the next person. Not all that different than efficiency numbers, which will also affect the cost per mile. The electrical rate numbers are just usually more variable. The simple rule is...


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