Page 61 of 63 FirstFirst ... 11515960616263 LastLast
Results 601 to 610 of 623

Thread: EV Thread

  1. #601
    Benevolent Dictator Uwe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    24,580
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

  2. Likes D-Dub liked this post
  3. #602
    Administrator Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Sector 7G
    Posts
    2,502
    Post Thanks / Like
    I wonder if something mechanical broke that would prevent wheeling the car up onto the flatbed. This looks like a crash recovery crane not just an EV ran out of juice situation.

  4. Likes Uwe liked this post
  5. #603
    Verified VCDS User
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    US 2014 GTI Drivers Edition/DSG
    Posts
    590
    Post Thanks / Like
    ID.R coming to forza horizon 4

    https://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-u.../fh4_series_14



    I played the heck out of FH4 the first month or 3.

    Highly recommended if you haven't tried it.

  6. #604
    Verified VCDS User
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    26
    Post Thanks / Like
    Tesla Model 3 - 14 month update!

    Basics:
    - 17,235 miles
    - In for service: 0 times
    - Rotated tires: 1 time (should be 2 or 3 by now....oops)
    - Software updates: 23 (average of 19 days between updates)
    - Efficiency: 77.22%
    - Wh/Mile 238
    - kWh Used: 4,688
    - Gas savings vs my Prius: $1,343

    Charging
    Non-supercharger: 954 charges at 11 locations. Total cost: $648.64
    Supercharger: 10 charges at 8 locations. Total cost: $59.24

    I'm almost due for tires - which seems about right across other owners. Heavy car + crazy torque...

    New features added since I got it
    - Sentry mode (4 cameras)
    - Dashcam (4 cameras)
    - Dog Mode (keep AC on with car locked, display message on screen)
    - Valet mode
    - Navigate on Autopilot (auto lane changes based on speed, auto exit handling)
    - Atari games, Chess, Beach Buggy Racing, Cuphead games - with usb controller support
    - Chill mode
    - Easy Entry mode
    - Enhanced Summon
    - Remote control windows from app
    - Spotify support
    - Tesla Theater (Netflix / Hulu / Youtube while parked)
    - Caraoke
    - New blindspot monitoring features
    - tie phone / key to user profile in car. remembers seats, mirrors, radio stations, nav presets, HVAC settings, audible warning settings, etc...
    - tons I can't remember....


    Pics!



    Battery efficiency by temperature:


    Best vs Current battery range:

    This one is especially funny since when I got the car, the max range was 310.04... so rather than a loss, the car shows a 2.91% gain in max range.

    Random longer road-trip:

  7. Likes Andy, D-Dub, Eric, Uwe, msjulie, jyoung8607 liked this post
  8. #605
    Verified VCDS User
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    US 2014 GTI Drivers Edition/DSG
    Posts
    590
    Post Thanks / Like

  9. Likes Uwe liked this post
  10. #606
    Verified VCDS User
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    26
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by D-Dub View Post
    Is a Q4 e-tron really going to cost $70k?

  11. #607
    Administrator Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Sector 7G
    Posts
    2,502
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by passim View Post
    Is a Q4 e-tron really going to cost $70k?
    The e-tron quattro (which is basically a Q6) starts at $74,800 so that sounds a little high.

  12. #608
    VCDS Distributor Mike@Gendan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Swansea, UK
    Posts
    510
    Post Thanks / Like
    https://www.topgear.com/car-news/ele...needs-charging
    An electric car with 1,000 miles of range per cycle and that you never need to plug in to recharge. How does that sound?

    Impossible? Yeah that was our first thought too, but Californian startup Aptera Motors is adamant that its solar-powered and handily-named Aptera can manage that. You can see renders of the aerodynamic, three-wheeled EV above.

    Getting a strong sense of déjà vu? If you are then we’re impressed with both your memory and your obscure car knowledge. That’s because Aptera was actually founded in 2005 and initially took deposits from customers for a 300mpg hybrid that looked curiously like the new EV. The company was liquidated in 2011, though.

    Now it’s back, not with a bang, but rather the almost-silent whisper of electric power. Thanks to that teardrop shape, some lightweight composite body-panels and an efficient regenerative braking system, Aptera claims that its new EV will manage the aforementioned 1,000 miles on a single charge. It also states that the solar panels on the roof will provide 11,000 miles of range per year – meaning you really wouldn’t ever need to plug it in.
    Apparently I should put something witty or profound in here.....

  13. Likes D-Dub liked this post
  14. #609
    Benevolent Dictator Uwe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    24,580
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    ^^^ Calling that thing a "car" is a bit of a stretch. There's a reason it only has three wheels. In the US, if a vehicle has fewer than four wheels, it's legally not a car, and doesn't have to meet many of the usual requirements for a car.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

  15. Likes Mike@Gendan, PetrolDave liked this post
  16. #610
    VCDS Distributor Mike@Gendan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Swansea, UK
    Posts
    510
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    ^^^ Calling that thing a "car" is a bit of a stretch. There's a reason it only has three wheels. In the US, if a vehicle has fewer than four wheels, it's legally not a car, and doesn't have to meet many of the usual requirements for a car.

    -Uwe-
    True, but if it really can get around by solar power alone, it could be a start towards carbon-free (apart from the manufacturing and disposal costs) urban commuting.
    As solar panels and battery tech get more efficient they could be on to something.

    Admittedly here in Swansea it would be better fitted with a water-wheel than solar panels for much of the year though.
    Apparently I should put something witty or profound in here.....

  17. Likes PetrolDave, Uwe, D-Dub, NZDubNurd liked this post

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •