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This is actively air cooled, which is better than the older Leaf with passive air cooling. The newer Leaf also has forced air cooling . I think there is probably also a large amount of reserve in the Lexus battery to achieve the 1.000.000 km warranty? 10% overcapacity orso perhaps?
@Davemart have you actually read the article? These are not designed to be superchargers or rapidchargers. They are located in rural areas that are not connected to the grid. So more likely a place where you'd take a break for an hour orso and continue on your journey. With 4.28 kW solar, if the 32 kWh battery is fully drained, it'll charge in about 8 hours. The chargers are only 6 kW max. so it would take one car over 5 hours to fully deplete the battery storage. Who is going to do that? How is electrifyAmerica greenwashing? They are a company which installs and operates charging stations...
GM thinks this is a good decision. This way they still get the engineering for their diesel engines for as long as they need it, but dont have the responsibility to secure work for these engineers in the long term, that is now the responsibility of Punch group. Which can also sell their diesel expertise to other OEMs. And work on other technology for future propulsion systems.
Harsh comment, but the gamer was killed because he was not paying attention to the road and was using his phone when behind the wheel. And how many people in other vehicles have had accidents when driving and using their phones?
@GasperG This is a PERFORMANCE model, not an eco version. So "a complete failure" in what? With 250 kW ICE and 100 kW EV, a twin clutch 8 speed and AWD, it will be very fast. So a "complete winner"?
So the wheels safe 2% which means 0.4 kWh / 100 km. That means the WLTP consumption figure is 20 kWh/ 100 km. Which is already quite high. So real world consumption .....?
For that money...get the Audi 50 or 55 e-tron.
How much weight does the 1.5 motor and related parts add? How much room would you have if you removed the ICE and related parts? Seems like it would have been easy enough to make this a full EV with about 40 kWh. Great that it has a decent EV range for a PHEV, but why just not make it full EV then?
BMW invesing 200 million. VW investing 60 BILLION.
600 km with 80 kWh => 13.3 kWh/100 km No way that is EPA, i dont even think WLTP, if they are using NEDC, then thats very misleading. The Hyundai Ionic Electric has a rating of 15.6 kWh/100 km. SO how is BMW going to pull off 13.3?
And no mention of animal agriculture being the biggest emitter of methane (and other pollutants)?
35.5 kWh can be sufficient, as long as the car is very energy efficient and has good, lets say 100 kW, fast charging capability, if it has a decent price, it could be a succes. No mention of those metrics. When will it be available though?
Electrified will mean (mild) hybrid also. Not EV only. But even that is a great step. Hybridization works, and more hybrids is a good thing to lower total fuel consumption.
"very lossy" is a bit of exegaration dont you think. Gears are somewhere between 94-97% efficient. That said, direct drive might be better, but it does require motors with more torque compared to motors with a reduction gear. There is always a trade-off. Personally, i'd like to see in-wheel motors.
forest floor debris is neccessary for healthy soil and the place of many critters dependent on this "debris". Bad move.
I dont get why they made the EV 3 door hatchback. That body design is almost getting extinct in the Netherlands, eventhough it looks better than a 5 door hatcback, practicality will have you choose the 5 door. Almost seems like deliberate to not sell many? I dont like to think those conspiracies are real, but this just seems unwise. If the price is right though, I might consider this as a private lease.
SO basically they copied the Lightyear One prototype?
And animal agriculture is a greater contributor to climate change than all transportation combined (cars, motorcycles, trains, trucks etc.). Big impact with a small change (your diet).
a T8 twin engine with 400 hhp and T6 twin engine with 340 hp is great, but where is the T4 twin engine with a 1.5 - 3 cyl turbo and e-motor with about 200 hp and heaps of torque? And while they're at it, maybe an E8? full electric. Bold move to drop all diesels though.
Why always the complaining about weight? First of, we don't know how much it weighs. Seconds, just look at for instance a Rolls Royce, can you imagine how heavy those wheels/ brakes / tire combos can be in 21 inch. Yet they ride like nothing else. The weight really is not an issue, you just adjust the suspension accordingly.
Using electric vans however does not offset the enormous impact milk production has on the environment (water use, land use, manure problems, CO2 and Methane emissions, etc). Better to stop drinking cows milk, (your not a baby cow are you?), which will have a way bigger impact. Or they could start distributing plantbased "milks". Then it would be a real win.
China also has a population 4.25 times that of the USA, no surprise they sell more electrified vehicles.
Again no mention of animal agriculture being responsible for 18 to 51% of greenhouse gas emissions (methane!). "Drop the meat, stop the heat" -Arnold Schwarzenegger-
Better is to use seaweed to feed people, than to feed cattle. And stop eating animals.
And to think that animal agriculture is an even greater source of air pollution (methane mainly) than ALL transportation combined, including these ships. You can't be "green" when you eat animals.