LeftieBiker
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Re: Range in very cold weather

Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:39 pm

I had forgotten to install my primitive grille blocker, so I did that last night, as the first Arctic winds arrived. It's just a rectangular piece of cardboard covered with a plastic bag, and I don't know how much '13+ Leafs benefit from having the grille blocked, but I figure it's worth a try.
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VitaminJ
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Re: Range in very cold weather

Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:51 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:I had forgotten to install my primitive grille blocker, so I did that last night, as the first Arctic winds arrived. It's just a rectangular piece of cardboard covered with a plastic bag, and I don't know how much '13+ Leafs benefit from having the grille blocked, but I figure it's worth a try.

It's worth about an extra .2 mi/kwh in 50F weather if you do the wheel dams too ;)

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LeftieBiker
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Re: Range in very cold weather

Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:03 pm

The idea behind the grille blocker is not improved aerodynamics, but reduced heater losses.
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