1. Safety: you don't want to reach turtle on a freeway test.
TonyWilliams wrote:Each car to yield an end results in number of miles, that means that the end reference has to be LBW or VLBW or something like that, right?
I recommend all the way to turtle.
While I understand the technical merit of going to turtle to eliminate any argument about how much is left, it's not practical for many reasons.
Safety is huge. The plan would be to be getting off the freeway between VLB and Turtle, but obviously those will just be educated guesses. A chase truck is my first choice. Cars could leave in such a way that not every car quits at the same time. There just won't be much traffic on a Saturday morning, as early as I intend to do the test. The temperature should be about 75F and 99F when I'm LONG gone. Nobody has a safety risk at 75F-80F
. Bring water.
2. Inconvenience: it now has not become a simple 2-hour test like advertised before.
Well, it will be a little inconvenient for me, so I guess I'm not very sympathetic to that! I recommend that anybody who would be too inconvenienced not to do it.
3. If we have a dozen cars turn-out which all go to turtle and require free towing all at the same time,
Hopefully, we can get access to a truck and car trailer. I will rent the darn thing from UHAUL, if that's what it takes to get the job done. In addition, we each have Nissan tow service.
4. This test also implies that not just the cars with capacity loss go to turtle.
I don't see any concrete path to identifying range over a set course without doing just that. Sorry, but the cars have to go to turtle. If somebody is not comfortable with that, we can get somebody else to drive the car, or just don't participate.
I, for one, would be hesitant to participate if I have to run my car to turtle and wait in the heat for a tow truck that may take a very long time to come because there are dozens of LEAFs with the same fate at the same time waiting for a tow truck as well.
I hope we can find that middle ground that will offer the most participation, and maybe you guys can do that later (when there's 100+ cars to choose from). For this Sept 14 staging, and Sept 15 test, there are just some things that must be done to get the data from Scott's car and a control car. Everything above that is gravy.