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Sorry if I came across as preachy or holier than thou... was not my intent. What I have noticed though is that in these parts, there seems to be a greater crackdown on speed, with street racing fines applied fairly easily (there was a grandmother charged with street racing in the news, her vehicle impounded on the spot and licence immediately revoked for some number of weeks). This is what spurred my use of cruise, simply because it is easy to go faster than one intends otherwise. Really, the safest is as you say, to go with the flow of the traffic regardless of that speed, which I mostly do anyway, and pass quickly when passing makes sense... I have noticed that average traffic speeds have reduced locally due to the newer regulations and enforcement.
But it is true that higher speeds require more energy. Less an issue if the vehicle is decently aerodynamic like the model S or most saabs, but some of those SUV's must really run up a good fuel bill. Without bikes and ski box on the car, travelling closer to 70mph, I get about 28mpg in the 9-5. Average use with city included I'm around 24mpg give or take depending on the amount of stop and go vs open highway and the time of year also (different wheels/tires).
->Posting last edited on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:12:21.
Posts in this Thread:
- OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, MI-Roger , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:50:56
- Yes, the range is true, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:50:33
- Re: OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 19:52:13
- The problem with EV ranges...., Noel , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:16:10
- These kinds of trips are no problem at all, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:55:20
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., EGD , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:16:18
- Idle fees, A1-turbo, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:07:24
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., Snowmobile , Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:03:34
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., Craig, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:05:15
- I'm not an early adopter and think Teslas are, Noel , Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:28:05
- Re: I'm not an early adopter and think Teslas are, No Snaab, Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:58:01
- It depends. We can do the whole run in one day, Noel , Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:09:35
- I agree 100%, MI-Roger , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:54:48
- Sad reality of vehicle range, MI-Roger , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:53:40
- 4 mph, vvk, Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:02:33
- lease does not make any sense, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:02:47
- autopilot, Snowmobile , Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:16:49
- Plug-In Hybrids, i.e. Chevy Volt, Bill Homer, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:38:34
- Chevrolet Bolt, A1-turbo, Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:53:09
- Re: Sad reality of vehicle range, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:44:19
- Current Tesla ranges, A1-turbo, Fri, 9 Feb 2018 12:02:13
- Re: OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, Justin VanAbrahams, Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:54:30
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