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Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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(Meanwhile I got a calculated 16.5 mpg in the Land Cruiser over the last two round trips to Copper. Not bad for something officially rated 12/15 in the post-2008 recalibrated EPA scale, iirc.)
 

Pesqueeb

bicycle in airplane hangar
Feb 2, 2007
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Riding the baggage carousel.

Pesqueeb

bicycle in airplane hangar
Feb 2, 2007
28,954
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Riding the baggage carousel.
The "loaner" vehicle I received while the Mazda is in the shop is a new Jeep Compass. While a nice enough car, it's a perfect Avatar for everything wrong with FCA era jeep products. The perfect Jeep for the mall crawling, suburbanite household, desperate to not be seen as such. Bland driving, anemic acceleration, mediocre fuel economy and less than impressive/useful cargo area. Should have asked if they had a mini-van.
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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2 speed transmission, but one motor not hooked up to it? I'm not sure if the Electrek writer just got that wrong.

260 kW sustained power. 200-300 kWh of battery for "75-175 mile routes". 150 kW presumably CCS fast charging, 11 or 43 kW AC charging, the latter on 480V three phase.

24,500 weight for the tractor alone, 8k more than diesel. Apparently electric trucks can run 82k GVW so 6k lower effective load, although if these are non-sleepers given the short range that might not matter.
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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I think tomorrow may be the day when I finally get out to Tucker Mountain and that new Three Bears lift, as the timing of snow and my presence seems to be good. Or it may be the day when I sit inside and drink something hot, because I can’t see anything and it’s 10 degrees.
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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23andme confirms that I am indeed half-Japanese! But where did that Korean bit sneak in? My cousin got nigh-identical results as well, but then again a Korean friend says her brother's 23andme said he was 1.5% or so Japanese so perhaps just noise in their Asian-categorizing algorithms.
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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of academic interest:


E-tron goes 2.43 mi/kWh unladen. While towing a 4,000 lb covered car trailer (with a GM EV1!) it got 1.3 mi/kWh.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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The "loaner" vehicle I received while the Mazda is in the shop is a new Jeep Compass. While a nice enough car, it's a perfect Avatar for everything wrong with FCA era jeep products. The perfect Jeep for the mall crawling, suburbanite household, desperate to not be seen as such. Bland driving, anemic acceleration, mediocre fuel economy and less than impressive/useful cargo area. Should have asked if they had a mini-van.

FCA has perfected the science of perfecting. "just good enough"