Re: EPA range guides and differences between cars
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:29 pm
Yeah, 32 deg. should be spring/fall range (winter/rainy season for those of us who live in Mediterranean climates). And maybe we shouldn't stop at 0 deg. for winter. Let's rate the cars at their minimum operating temp or -22 Deg. F. (-30C), whichever is higher, and say what the temp is.GetOffYourGas wrote:Mostly agreed, but for winter range, let's be real and make the temperature 0Fevnow wrote:There really isn't a minimum gauranteed range. If you switch on the heater and let it sit, the range is zeroadric22 wrote:Here's a chart like I was thinking.. I could fill this chart in and revise it more if people like it. The Leaf is an example where I could show minimum guaranteed range, EPA range, and maximum range.
Here is what I'd like EPA / Manufacturer to publish. 9 numbers in all.
- City/Highway range (like they do now, but at 100% charge only)
- City/Highway Summer range (with A/C on, 100 F outside, 70 F inside)
- City/Highway Winter range (withe heater on, 32 F outside, 70 F inside)
They need to revise their highway cycle. Make it average about 65 or 70 mph.