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Speed In Reverse

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:53 pm
by sjfotos
OK....so, the Leaf has no transmission and the speed is a result of the power distributed to the electric motor. Therefore, when it is put in reverse, isn't the potential speed 80 mph+ ?

Just thinking...they put an electronic governor on that puppy no? :)

Re: Speed In Reverse

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:31 pm
by Dav
Yes, they put a governor on it. It accelerates much more slowly and is speed limited.

Re: Speed In Reverse

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:21 am
by sjfotos
Good. Fortunately I do not have any teenage sons anymore...you KNOW they would want to test THAT! :)

Re: Speed In Reverse

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:53 pm
by AndyH
sjfotos wrote:Good. Fortunately I do not have any teenage sons anymore...you KNOW they would want to test THAT! :)
And of course you'd never THINK about testing it, right? :D

Re: Speed In Reverse

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:02 pm
by sjfotos
"A man's got to know his limitations"

:)

I sure know my reaction times won't sustain that experiment!