lorenfb wrote:So now you have to do an ad hominem attack and take the thread negative, right?
I did not make any attack on you. I just pointed out that you have been a (negative) voice in this thread since the very beginning over 2 years ago, and when your wishes were delivered in the form of a 10 minute video, you couldn't be arsed to watch it but you got the negativity down pat! That's all true unless you care to offer evidence to the contrary.
Sorry, but I don't have much patience for people who want to be part of the conversation but offer nothing of substance.
Anyway, hardly anything "to write home about", i.e. about a 6% change at 65 MPH, and that excludes
any sampling errors, e.g. data measurements & how well each speed run was maintained - your bias in doing the test.
See, this is why I made a video; so we wouldn't have to go back and forth 3 times. I made the mistake of thinking you'd watch the video so here we are going back and forth.
6% gain we both agree on now? Ok cool!
I used cruise control, set on the first run, and resumed on every subsequent run. The speed was held completely automated by the CC. You can see the CC being activated on each run in the video and the video shows that the speedo never changes from 65mph during any run.
The only bias being shown is yours, you haven't even taken a look at the evidence but you have already dissected it.
The results at 45 MPH will be a total joke. So on average a Leaf owner might
experience a 2 -3% change in range (~ 2 miles increase in range).
This is just purely conjecture on your part. Do you have stats for the average Leaf driver? Maybe you should do the test at 45mph before you make any claims.
Personally, I drive 70 miles a day on a highway that goes in the middle of nowhere and there are usually 5 or 6 other Leafs I see on the same commute. We drive at speeds up to 80mph.
Bottom line: Aero mods are a total waste of time for the typical Leaf owner!
Absolutely not. The mods will result in 0.2 mi/kwh increase in efficiency on a level, very bumpy road at 65mph. Decreased aerodynamic drag will also allow for increased regeneration under all circumstances, and more resistance to headwinds. +0.2mi/kwh will result in a gain of 4 miles over a 20kwh charge, and that gain will only increase with speed. Also on the very bumpy road I tested on, total drag from rolling resistance would be higher than on a smooth road, so therefore on smoother roads more aero benefit could be experienced. +0.2mi/kw will also allow the driver to use climate control with no penalty up to 0.2mi/kwh.
I have claimed it increased my driving efficiency by 12% or 0.5mi/kwh on my commute; well if we start with 0.2mi/kwh gain on level ground, add in increased regeneration on my 5000 vertical foot elevation change over the commute, a maximum speed of 80+mph, and also add in headwind resistance my 0.5 mi/kwh claim isn't a bridge too far.
The time you have spent in this thread vastly overshadows the 30 minutes it would take to install these mods, yet here you are! Your time was completely wasted! At least I can claim a 6% gain!