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narf

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Wind will show a noticeable impact on less efficient cars too... the difference between a 50km/h headwind vs a 50km/h tailwind when travelling at 120km/h is massive, a sixfold increase in energy needed to overcome aerodynamic drag (170² / 70²).
 

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Wind will show a noticeable impact on less efficient cars too... the difference between a 50km/h headwind vs a 50km/h tailwind when travelling at 120km/h is massive, a sixfold increase in energy needed to overcome aerodynamic drag (170² / 70²).
Yes, but your internal combustion engine is wasting energy regardless where the wind is blowing so the end result will be a couple deciliters per 100km or so.
 

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Wind will show a noticeable impact on less efficient cars too... the difference between a 50km/h headwind vs a 50km/h tailwind when travelling at 120km/h is massive, a sixfold increase in energy needed to overcome aerodynamic drag (170² / 70²).
Can confirm, the Mercury is terribad in the wind citing 16.8 L/100km last time I did a long highway run. Something like 2 fuel stops if I remember correctly.
 

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When a car is very efficient and uses very little "fuel", factors like badly aired tires or a headwind can do a lot.

Just like a moped rider can feel a difference in acceleration depending on how much he had for lunch. A lorry driver with 750HP on tap sometimes can't tell if a wheel bearing is siezed until he notices that a tire is on fire.
I understand completely, but this phenomenon seems to impact EVs by a lot more than it does ICE engines.
Headwind may cause you to use 8l/100 kms instead of 7, but for my car it meant 16 kwh/100 kms instead of 11...
 

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I understand completely, but this phenomenon seems to impact EVs by a lot more than it does ICE engines.
Headwind may cause you to use 8l/100 kms instead of 7, but for my car it meant 16 kwh/100 kms instead of 11...
Yup, at higher load an ICE will be more efficient than at lower load, offsetting the extra aero a bit.
Additionally, the non-aero fraction is bigger, with internal engine friction, a more complex gearbox, yada yada.
 

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Wasn’t the only EV on market at the time of the shirts inception a Peel or GEM? It’s been.. 13 years?
 

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Wasn’t the only EV on market at the time of the shirts inception a Peel or GEM? It’s been.. 13 years?
You'll be thinking of the G-wiz that lends its silhouette to that design. Things have come an incredibly long way since then.

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Worryingly, Mahindra are still making a 'modern' version and there was the Wheego that some people will be familiar with from Aging Wheels. Proof that not everyone has advanced past tiny cars.
 

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We've had an eGolf since 2015. I'm envious of your version's range. We also have a 2015 Mazda 3 when we know we'll need more range, but what it has is juuuuust barely "technically enough".
 

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We've had an eGolf since 2015. I'm envious of your version's range. We also have a 2015 Mazda 3 when we know we'll need more range, but what it has is juuuuust barely "technically enough".
Yeah I read whole bunch of reviews before pulling the trigger on this, and the "old" 24 kwh battery just would not suffice for my needs. It gets what, 160 kms/100 miles on 1 charge?
 

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That is truly sad. I’m getting around 250 kms on a charge now, mainly because it’s a nice temperature and also because since I don’t actually needto drive to go to work, I don’t usually go above 70/80 kph.

Home charging overview since covid does underline that less driving means less costs...


July and August were months where Ihad 2 week holidays so that explains that...
 

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Dear VW, why can't I just have a battery meter in % instead of a range meter based on temperature and past consumption? All the other EVs do this, and I have to make do with a shitty 10 bar thingy in the app... I understand that batteries and range varies on driving style etc, just give me the %!
A year and a half late, but someone at VW listened to me! It's only visible in the app mind you, but still! Progress!

Oh yeah and in some menus its a VW ID3 and not a Golf but whatever





 

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