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12/9/19
1:33 PM
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To summarize: the weight hurts, but a torquey EV with good regen can handle that. It’s the aerodynamics that kill you. EVs are designed to slip through the air; putting a trailer-sized parachute behind an EV will double the amount of energy needed to maintain speed.

12/2/19
12:07 PM
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But fuck it. I’m going all in. Reversing climate change is going to take a hell of a lot of personal sacrifices from everyone, and if that means fundamentally rearranging the way I live my life, then I’ll learn how to do it and hope more folks will pick up on the example. Read more

11/27/19
10:56 AM
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I’m a multidisciplinary engineer with broad experience. I have put satellites in orbit, and I have put power on the grid. If you want a qualified engineer to vet his channel, here you go: Read more

11/20/19
12:02 PM
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I strongly believe the perceived inconveniences of an EV rather than the actual inconveniences experienced are still keeping many would-be buyers at bay. Read more

11/11/19
12:37 PM
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The Volt should have been a Cadillac, with a bigger gas engine, and marketed as the 3-series class Tesla fighter it could have been. Instead of supercharging, the Cadillac Volt’s killer app would be the gas engine.

11/11/19
12:33 PM
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I’m really starting to think GM is saving the good stuff for China. Exhibit B:

11/8/19
4:01 PM
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I used to be big on manual transmissions, myself, until I got tired of hill stops and riding the clutch. I’ve discovered that electrics have that “just downshifted” feel that I always craved.

11/8/19
12:18 PM
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Ah, yes. The cheese wedge that smells like burning commutator brushes.

11/6/19
11:52 AM
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I’m guessing you also believe a 3.5L V6 Camry is faster than a 1.6L V6 F1 car.

10/31/19
1:12 PM
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In literature, the only good poet is a dead poet. If you’re a Jalop, the only good car is a dead car. Read more

10/30/19
3:24 PM
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I commend your respect for high voltage, but don’t fret too much. The HV conductors in modern PHEVs are well-labeled and well-protected. Plus, the battery contactor “unplugs” the HV battery when the ignition is off. [1]

10/29/19
3:52 PM
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It’s really easy to lose sight of the fact that “way too much carbon in the atmosphere” is still an extremely small proportion of carbon in the atmosphere. Read more

10/29/19
11:48 AM
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the result is a car about half as light as your traditional one, with a ten percent overall reduction in mass. Read more

10/29/19
11:34 AM
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Never turn your back on a tiger, and never trust a corporation. No matter how friendly they seem now, they’re just waiting for an opening.