Driving Too Slow...

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Ed Lee

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For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385

I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He escort me for a little while and left.
 
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server

Guest
On Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:25:06 -0800 (PST), Ed Lee
<edward.ming.lee@gmail.com> wrote:

For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385

That is an obsession. A rude and dangerous one on a public highway. I
think that some fraction of electric vehicles serve cheapness
obsessions.

I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He escort me for a little while and left.

It\'s much worse on a long mountain uphill in a blizzard. You can\'t
even afford to run the heater.

Driving 40 mph, and waiting around for a car to recharge, suggests
that your time isn\'t worth much.



--

I yam what I yam - Popeye
 
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Ed Lee

Guest
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 8:54:39 AM UTC-8, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
On Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:25:06 -0800 (PST), Ed Lee
edward....@gmail.com> wrote:

For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385
That is an obsession. A rude and dangerous one on a public highway. I
think that some fraction of electric vehicles serve cheapness
obsessions.

I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He escort me for a little while and left.
It\'s much worse on a long mountain uphill in a blizzard. You can\'t
even afford to run the heater.

Driving 40 mph, and waiting around for a car to recharge, suggests
that your time isn\'t worth much.

People are driving and rushing to die too fast. The explosive covid cases are partly due to people moving too fast and too mobile.
 
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Lasse Langwadt Christensen

Guest
tirsdag den 18. januar 2022 kl. 18.11.02 UTC+1 skrev Ed Lee:
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 8:54:39 AM UTC-8, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
On Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:25:06 -0800 (PST), Ed Lee
edward....@gmail.com> wrote:

For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385
That is an obsession. A rude and dangerous one on a public highway. I
think that some fraction of electric vehicles serve cheapness
obsessions.

I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He escort me for a little while and left.
It\'s much worse on a long mountain uphill in a blizzard. You can\'t
even afford to run the heater.

Driving 40 mph, and waiting around for a car to recharge, suggests
that your time isn\'t worth much.

People are driving and rushing to die too fast. The explosive covid cases are partly due to people moving too fast and too mobile.

and you want to make that worse by driving slow causing an unexpected and much more dangerous speed difference?
 
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bitrex

Guest
On 1/18/2022 11:54 AM, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
On Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:25:06 -0800 (PST), Ed Lee
edward.ming.lee@gmail.com> wrote:

For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385

That is an obsession. A rude and dangerous one on a public highway. I
think that some fraction of electric vehicles serve cheapness
obsessions.

The WSJ found one pathological person who does this, and now we have
confirmed two.

I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He escort me for a little while and left.

It\'s much worse on a long mountain uphill in a blizzard. You can\'t
even afford to run the heater.

Driving 40 mph, and waiting around for a car to recharge, suggests
that your time isn\'t worth much.

I never see anyone doing anything but hauling ass in their Bolts or
Teslas or Mach Es around here, same as everyone else. I saw a Mitsubishi
Mirage doing almost 90 the other day, it has three cylinders.

Anyway, the average sale price of a new EV is about 55 grand and prices
lately, like most other types of vehicle, only seem to go upwards.

Owning and driving a personal car in general isn\'t what you do to \"save
money\" it\'s a money-sink to a greater or lesser degree, any way you
slice it.
 
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Ed Lee

Guest
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:22:04 AM UTC-8, lang...@fonz.dk wrote:
tirsdag den 18. januar 2022 kl. 18.11.02 UTC+1 skrev Ed Lee:
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 8:54:39 AM UTC-8, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
On Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:25:06 -0800 (PST), Ed Lee
edward....@gmail.com> wrote:

For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385
That is an obsession. A rude and dangerous one on a public highway. I
think that some fraction of electric vehicles serve cheapness
obsessions.

I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He escort me for a little while and left.
It\'s much worse on a long mountain uphill in a blizzard. You can\'t
even afford to run the heater.

Driving 40 mph, and waiting around for a car to recharge, suggests
that your time isn\'t worth much.

People are driving and rushing to die too fast. The explosive covid cases are partly due to people moving too fast and too mobile.
and you want to make that worse by driving slow causing an unexpected and much more dangerous speed difference?

If they want to go fast, they can always take the left. The right lane should always be slower.
 
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server

Guest
On Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:30:36 -0500, bitrex <user@example.net> wrote:

On 1/18/2022 11:54 AM, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
On Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:25:06 -0800 (PST), Ed Lee
edward.ming.lee@gmail.com> wrote:

For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385

That is an obsession. A rude and dangerous one on a public highway. I
think that some fraction of electric vehicles serve cheapness
obsessions.

The WSJ found one pathological person who does this, and now we have
confirmed two.


I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He escort me for a little while and left.

It\'s much worse on a long mountain uphill in a blizzard. You can\'t
even afford to run the heater.

Driving 40 mph, and waiting around for a car to recharge, suggests
that your time isn\'t worth much.


I never see anyone doing anything but hauling ass in their Bolts or
Teslas or Mach Es around here, same as everyone else. I saw a Mitsubishi
Mirage doing almost 90 the other day, it has three cylinders.

Anyway, the average sale price of a new EV is about 55 grand and prices
lately, like most other types of vehicle, only seem to go upwards.

Owning and driving a personal car in general isn\'t what you do to \"save
money\" it\'s a money-sink to a greater or lesser degree, any way you
slice it.

Depends on what one\'s time is worth. I save about 2 hours a day by
driving to work.



--

I yam what I yam - Popeye
 
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bitrex

Guest
On 1/18/2022 11:25 AM, Ed Lee wrote:
For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385

I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He escort me for a little while and left.

I couldn\'t read the article but I guarantee 95% of the people pissing
the rest of humanity off trying to see how many miles they can pull with
their toy on public roads are retired engineers, ham radio operators,
and other miscreants.
 
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Tom Gardner

Guest
On 18/01/22 16:54, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
On Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:25:06 -0800 (PST), Ed Lee <edward.ming.lee@gmail.com
wrote:

For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers
and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385


That is an obsession. A rude and dangerous one on a public highway. I think
that some fraction of electric vehicles serve cheapness obsessions.


I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit
unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was
running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He
escort me for a little while and left.

It\'s much worse on a long mountain uphill in a blizzard. You can\'t even
afford to run the heater.

.... if the heaters even work!
https://canada.autonews.com/electric-vehicles/tesla-heating-system-being-probed-canada-following-cold-weather-complaints

and unpleasant anecdotes
https://teslanorth.com/2022/01/06/tesla-heat-pumps-keep-failing-in-extreme-cold-weather/
 
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Ralph Mowery

Guest
In article <ss70ir$m0s$2@dont-email.me>, spamjunk@blueyonder.co.uk
says...
... if the heaters even work!
https://canada.autonews.com/electric-vehicles/tesla-heating-system-being-probed-canada-following-cold-weather-complaints

and unpleasant anecdotes
https://teslanorth.com/2022/01/06/tesla-heat-pumps-keep-failing-in-extreme-cold-weather/

Seems they are using heat pumps. I don\'t know about the ones in the
cars,but the ones in the homes do not work well at all when it is much
below 20 deg F. They are trying to operate the cars at zero and below.
 
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John S

Guest
On 1/18/2022 11:31 AM, Ed Lee wrote:
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:22:04 AM UTC-8, lang...@fonz.dk wrote:
tirsdag den 18. januar 2022 kl. 18.11.02 UTC+1 skrev Ed Lee:
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 8:54:39 AM UTC-8, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
On Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:25:06 -0800 (PST), Ed Lee
edward....@gmail.com> wrote:

For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385
That is an obsession. A rude and dangerous one on a public highway. I
think that some fraction of electric vehicles serve cheapness
obsessions.

I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He escort me for a little while and left.
It\'s much worse on a long mountain uphill in a blizzard. You can\'t
even afford to run the heater.

Driving 40 mph, and waiting around for a car to recharge, suggests
that your time isn\'t worth much.

People are driving and rushing to die too fast. The explosive covid cases are partly due to people moving too fast and too mobile.
and you want to make that worse by driving slow causing an unexpected and much more dangerous speed difference?

If they want to go fast, they can always take the left. The right lane should always be slower.

If a cop pulls you over for driving too slow, it\'s because he thought
you were a hazard to other motorists. Proof was his escort service. If
you can\'t keep up with traffic either get off the road or get a car
which will.
 
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bitrex

Guest
On 1/18/2022 1:23 PM, Tom Gardner wrote:
On 18/01/22 16:54, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
On Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:25:06 -0800 (PST), Ed Lee
edward.ming.lee@gmail.com
wrote:

For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry
Drivers
and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385



That is an obsession. A rude and dangerous one on a public highway. I
think
that some fraction of electric vehicles serve cheapness obsessions.


I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit
unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow.  I told him that i was
running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster.  He
escort me for a little while and left.

It\'s much worse on a long mountain uphill in a blizzard. You can\'t even
afford to run the heater.

... if the heaters even work!
https://canada.autonews.com/electric-vehicles/tesla-heating-system-being-probed-canada-following-cold-weather-complaints


and unpleasant anecdotes
https://teslanorth.com/2022/01/06/tesla-heat-pumps-keep-failing-in-extreme-cold-weather/

My Volt has a convenient inline-four battery charger & space heater for
when it gets down into the single digits.

For whatever reason maybe due to the high compression ratio and
relatively high RPM it runs at when used this way when the engine is
cold it blows enormous clouds of condensation when it starts up at those
temperatures, almost like laying a smokescreen. Sort of amusing coming
from an \"electric vehicle\"
 
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Dave Platt

Guest
In article <5ffdd3aa-a770-4fde-bf84-af3c0e08ef40n@googlegroups.com>,
Ed Lee <edward.ming.lee@gmail.com> wrote:
For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385

I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was running low on
charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He escort me for a little while and left.

At the very least, if you\'re driving significantly slower than the
general flow of traffic, you should have your hazard flashers on.
Otherwise, you\'re at a higher risk of being rear-ended by a
less-than-attentive driver.

Even that may not be legal. Here in California, the Vehicle Code says
\"No person shall drive or operate on a highway at such a slow speed as
to impede or block the normal reasonable movement of traffic, unless
the reduced speed is necessary for safe operation because of a grade,
or compliance in the law.\"

So, driving slowly (and impeding other drivers), because you don\'t
want to run down your battery, is a violation, and you can be ticketed
for it. If you ignore the angry drivers and the police, you may end up
needing to explain the case to a judge, in court.
 
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Rick C

Guest
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 12:57:39 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote:
On 1/18/2022 11:25 AM, Ed Lee wrote:
For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385

I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He escort me for a little while and left.
I couldn\'t read the article but I guarantee 95% of the people pissing
the rest of humanity off trying to see how many miles they can pull with
their toy on public roads are retired engineers, ham radio operators,
and other miscreants.

I think this is a problem that is hugely overstated. I see people driving whatever speed they want in whatever sort of car they want to drive. This is not a problem unique to EVs in any way. In Puerto Rico the problem is even worse. The right lane on many highways can run out without warning. Lane ending signs are so rare that when I saw one I wanted to stop and take a picture of it to show people what it means. The left lane can run out as well... again without warning. The result is the middle lane is often the default lane for drivers of all speeds. It\'s not unusual to see someone driving 40 MPH in the middle lane of a 60 MPH highway with cars passing on both sides. lol

Maybe Ed should move to Puerto Rico where he would feel more in the right place... oh, except there are very few chargers. But then you can live in the middle of the island and nowhere is more than 60 miles away, well, as the crow flies anyhow. I think you can take a ferry to one of the nearby islands, but you can save your battery while the ferry paddles.

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Rick C

Guest
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1:33:59 PM UTC-5, Ralph Mowery wrote:
In article <ss70ir$m0s$2...@dont-email.me>, spam...@blueyonder.co.uk
says...

... if the heaters even work!
https://canada.autonews.com/electric-vehicles/tesla-heating-system-being-probed-canada-following-cold-weather-complaints

and unpleasant anecdotes
https://teslanorth.com/2022/01/06/tesla-heat-pumps-keep-failing-in-extreme-cold-weather/


Seems they are using heat pumps. I don\'t know about the ones in the
cars,but the ones in the homes do not work well at all when it is much
below 20 deg F. They are trying to operate the cars at zero and below.

That\'s actually not quite correct. The issue is in cold temps the output of a heat pump is less while the demand for heat is greater. So at some point the heat pump is simply not large enough to supply the required heat. If you install a larger heat pump (what was done in my father\'s house) it will work well down to zero Fahrenheit. I know because it had an outdoor thermostat and I tried tweaking it down. I never found a condition where it would not keep the house warm and our temps were down to low twenties at least. This winter we are seeing a lot of low teens at night here. Brrrr... Time to head back to Puerto Rico.

--

Rick C.

+ Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging
+ Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
 
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Rick C

Guest
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1:36:40 PM UTC-5, John S wrote:
On 1/18/2022 11:31 AM, Ed Lee wrote:
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:22:04 AM UTC-8, lang...@fonz.dk wrote:
tirsdag den 18. januar 2022 kl. 18.11.02 UTC+1 skrev Ed Lee:
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 8:54:39 AM UTC-8, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
On Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:25:06 -0800 (PST), Ed Lee
edward....@gmail.com> wrote:

For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385
That is an obsession. A rude and dangerous one on a public highway. I
think that some fraction of electric vehicles serve cheapness
obsessions.

I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He escort me for a little while and left.
It\'s much worse on a long mountain uphill in a blizzard. You can\'t
even afford to run the heater.

Driving 40 mph, and waiting around for a car to recharge, suggests
that your time isn\'t worth much.

People are driving and rushing to die too fast. The explosive covid cases are partly due to people moving too fast and too mobile.
and you want to make that worse by driving slow causing an unexpected and much more dangerous speed difference?

If they want to go fast, they can always take the left. The right lane should always be slower.
If a cop pulls you over for driving too slow, it\'s because he thought
you were a hazard to other motorists. Proof was his escort service. If
you can\'t keep up with traffic either get off the road or get a car
which will.

Ed is pretty silly with his car. He is conducting social experiments to see how much abuse he can tolerate when he heaps it on himself. He takes trips where he doesn\'t know where he will charge and ends up using 120V outlets charging every 40 miles or so. It is nothing other than what most people would call insane. So driving 40 in a highway is nothing out of character for him. Sooner or later he is guaranteed to cause some sort of accident doing that. People simply are not expect anyone to be driving that slow and aren\'t paying close enough attention to avoid hitting him. I wonder if he turns on his flashers?

--

Rick C.

-- Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging
-- Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
 
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Rick C

Guest
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1:46:40 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote:
My Volt has a convenient inline-four battery charger & space heater for
when it gets down into the single digits.

For whatever reason maybe due to the high compression ratio and
relatively high RPM it runs at when used this way when the engine is
cold it blows enormous clouds of condensation when it starts up at those
temperatures, almost like laying a smokescreen. Sort of amusing coming
from an \"electric vehicle\"

What was the weirdness you described for controlling the regeneration braking you talked about once? I recall a \"paddle\" you flipped repeatedly or something.

--

Rick C.

-+ Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging
-+ Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
 
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Ed Lee

Guest
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1:19:22 PM UTC-8, gnuarm.del...@gmail.com wrote:
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1:36:40 PM UTC-5, John S wrote:
On 1/18/2022 11:31 AM, Ed Lee wrote:
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:22:04 AM UTC-8, lang...@fonz.dk wrote:
tirsdag den 18. januar 2022 kl. 18.11.02 UTC+1 skrev Ed Lee:
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 8:54:39 AM UTC-8, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
On Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:25:06 -0800 (PST), Ed Lee
edward....@gmail.com> wrote:

For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers and POLICE.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ev-electric-car-battery-charge-hypermiler-11642517385
That is an obsession. A rude and dangerous one on a public highway.. I
think that some fraction of electric vehicles serve cheapness
obsessions.

I was driving around 40 MPH on right lane of a highway (speed limit unknown) and got pull over for driving too slow. I told him that i was running low on charges and won\'t make it to the charger any faster. He escort me for a little while and left.
It\'s much worse on a long mountain uphill in a blizzard. You can\'t
even afford to run the heater.

Driving 40 mph, and waiting around for a car to recharge, suggests
that your time isn\'t worth much.

People are driving and rushing to die too fast. The explosive covid cases are partly due to people moving too fast and too mobile.
and you want to make that worse by driving slow causing an unexpected and much more dangerous speed difference?

If they want to go fast, they can always take the left. The right lane should always be slower.
If a cop pulls you over for driving too slow, it\'s because he thought
you were a hazard to other motorists. Proof was his escort service. If
you can\'t keep up with traffic either get off the road or get a car
which will.
Ed is pretty silly with his car. He is conducting social experiments to see how much abuse he can tolerate when he heaps it on himself. He takes trips where he doesn\'t know where he will charge and ends up using 120V outlets charging every 40 miles or so. It is nothing other than what most people would call insane. So driving 40 in a highway is nothing out of character for him. Sooner or later he is guaranteed to cause some sort of accident doing that. People simply are not expect anyone to be driving that slow and aren\'t paying close enough attention to avoid hitting him. I wonder if he turns on his flashers?

Sometimes, but flasher makes it hard to signal turns. Of course, it can be fixed if i design the flasher/signal system. If i signal turns, it should automatically stop the other light.
 
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Rick C

Guest
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 4:25:49 PM UTC-5, Ed Lee wrote:
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1:19:22 PM UTC-8, gnuarm.del...@gmail.com wrote:
Ed is pretty silly with his car. He is conducting social experiments to see how much abuse he can tolerate when he heaps it on himself. He takes trips where he doesn\'t know where he will charge and ends up using 120V outlets charging every 40 miles or so. It is nothing other than what most people would call insane. So driving 40 in a highway is nothing out of character for him. Sooner or later he is guaranteed to cause some sort of accident doing that. People simply are not expect anyone to be driving that slow and aren\'t paying close enough attention to avoid hitting him. I wonder if he turns on his flashers?
Sometimes, but flasher makes it hard to signal turns. Of course, it can be fixed if i design the flasher/signal system. If i signal turns, it should automatically stop the other light.

If you are on a road where you need flashers, no one is going to notice if you don\'t signal a turn. They are going to be dodging you already. Put the turn signal on and a cop can\'t complain that the turn signal was also flashing with the 4 way flashers. You followed the letter of the law.

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Rick C.

+- Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging
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bitrex

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On 1/18/2022 4:21 PM, Rick C wrote:
On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1:46:40 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote:

My Volt has a convenient inline-four battery charger & space heater for
when it gets down into the single digits.

For whatever reason maybe due to the high compression ratio and
relatively high RPM it runs at when used this way when the engine is
cold it blows enormous clouds of condensation when it starts up at those
temperatures, almost like laying a smokescreen. Sort of amusing coming
from an \"electric vehicle\"

What was the weirdness you described for controlling the regeneration braking you talked about once? I recall a \"paddle\" you flipped repeatedly or something.

Ya it has a paddle under the cruise control button-area, on the back of
the steering wheel for \"regeneration on demand\", if your foot\'s off the
accelerator you press that and it\'ll engage regeneration only and not
the wheel brakes. The Bolt has it also. It\'s not pressure-sensitive it
just seems to ramp in intensity over a about a second or two, to full-on
if you hold it down.

Or you can just leave the car in \"L\" and do the one-pedal driving-thing
but I\'ve never liked that style, it feels weird to have to push the
\"gas\" to go down a hill, and my foot gets tired after a while. I\'m on
the highway on cruise control about 75% of the time, anyway.

But it\'s not a complete substitute for the foot-brake and can behave in
ways you wouldn\'t expect from the foot-brake sometimes, like if you
momentarily lose traction from a pothole or patch of ice it seems to
instantly disengage and you lunge forwards which can be pretty jarring
when it happens.
 

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