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Old 02-05-2019, 10:57 AM   #11
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Like draining $1,000 of fuel from the tank and then filling up again....
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:17 AM   #12
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True - But you only 'replace' the fuel when it is used.

If the tires still have life left in them.....???

Like draining the fuel tank and then filling up again....
Which is why I said:

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If you only expect to use 20k miles over three years, it's a more difficult call since there's a good chance you won't have to replace tires
With FC's further clarification/reminder that his wife was the primary driver, she didn't care, and they weren't planning to use to many miles, the answer is clear: Shit tires, oh well. No one was wrong or arguing something dumb.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:26 PM   #13
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Just saw this today. Not sure how solid their research is, but they are reporting a 41% drop in range when temps drop from 75F to 20F (i3, Bolt, Leaf, eGolf and Tesla Model S).

The Vermont ski trip is a tradition for me since 2000. 20F is balmy, we usually encounter colder, worst was -15F, in the parking lot, not on the mountain. I just cannot see how I could go electric-only with current technology. It may be only a few % of the miles I do per year, but they are among the most important. Tires are crucial too, so I don't like renting a vehicle for it.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:54 PM   #14
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Just saw this today. Not sure how solid their research is, but they are reporting a 41% drop in range when temps drop from 75F to 20F (i3, Bolt, Leaf, eGolf and Tesla Model S).

The Vermont ski trip is a tradition for me since 2000. 20F is balmy, we usually encounter colder, worst was -15F, in the parking lot, not on the mountain. I just cannot see how I could go electric-only with current technology. It may be only a few % of the miles I do per year, but they are among the most important. Tires are crucial too, so I don't like renting a vehicle for it.
40% drop sounds about right for the eGolf in my experience.
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