TonyWilliams wrote:You could put on significantly larger diameter tires, or have custom made gears built for the for the 8:1 gear reduction box.
Or drive down a hill.
Drivesolo wrote:I've tried both directions on a stretch of highway w/ a mild incline [...]
Question to RedLeader and Drivesolo: just curious: do you know the grade of those inclines?RedLeader wrote:Same results; 94 speedo reading even heading downhill.
FWIW, one part of my commute is a 13% grade over about 900 feet (115 feet drop over 858 feet, from 30o21'09.44"N 97o47'43.22"W to 30o21'01.88"N 97o47'47.82"W): my LEAF does not gain any speed going down it in neutral at about 45 mph. Which is to say, at that speed, friction (internal and tire/road) and aero drag appear to completely negate the potential energy yielded by the descent. What would happen if a LEAF goes down a grade steep enough and long enough? Would it break the "speed record"? If not, why not?