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You have to realize that the same people who invented the English language also invented the SAE measurement system. Now does it make sense 馃槈
SAE - please, do not go there... it is a sinkhole that ends with a black hole. But I agree with you 100%.
I could give you a story how I got a proof density is dimensionless (I taught chemistry for a few years and each year there was at least one student who would prove it to me). But that is for a different time.

There should have been a KWH rating on dash or don't earlier models have that?

Anyway, which set was more effecient? I don't know bars.
Bars - the entertainment screen + energy screens + pie chart/energy "sliders"/bar "5-mile".

The slower, shorter distance, Trip is more efficient based on two tests.

Let the guy answer me before you go picking on him.
Oh no, I am having fun here. Really.
And honestly - you would have to try really hard to make me upset.
 
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An real life update.
Digression first - A real life update or An real life update, because it would be An update, right? So am I referring to the update as the key word or what?
English is my second language, so sometimes I get into this black hole of English rules, or lack of.
English has guidelines more than "rules". Children learn the rules very quickly and then us adults have to teach them when to break the rules. I'd like to see English adopt strict rules even if it sounds funny or childish. Eventually it would sound normal to everyone, and it would then be easier to master.

Martin described the rules for 'an' vs 'a'. The exceptions are when a word sounds like it starts with a vowel, like "honest", since the 'h' is silent. You would then say "an honest person". The other exception is when a word starts with a vowel but is pronounced like a consonant. You would say "a union" instead of "an union", because the word is pronounced like you-nion.

Your writing is much better than most native English speakers.
 

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A second update.

Another "race" trips.
I lost today. By a couple of minutes.

Those traffic lights... I need a drink before driving there. Something for my patience.
Why for sake I need to wait 45 seconds for a green light, or more in certain cases, if there is no traffic at all?

Energy efficiency over a couple of minutes in the morning and the stress of waiting for infinite time for lights to change? Or crawl behind someone who has all the time in the world?
URGH!!!!
 

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Oh, I see now. I think this is more of a theory than reality, but well, they got Kona to do over 600 miles... so who knows.



No?
Watch me! Yeah, that is my problem. I love the torque and... I buy tires too often.
Ages ago, I ran a study that used chase cars with lidar (this was before several modern methods) to study how people drove on freeways. Found that in LOS F conditions (stop & go) conditions, speeds as high as 60 mph were briefly recorded, and acceleration rates from SUVs that (briefly) approximated drag strips. You wonder why gas mileage is so poor in congested traffic?
 

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It's worth noting that regen also happens when you let off the accelerator in D or apply normal brake pedal pressure... not just L mode and the padddle.

For me, speeding up and slowing down doesn't seem to affect efficiency much. The lower average drag likely makes up for energy not recaptured via regen.
 

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English has guidelines more than "rules". Children learn the rules very quickly and then us adults have to teach them when to break the rules. I'd like to see English adopt strict rules even if it sounds funny or childish. Eventually it would sound normal to everyone, and it would then be easier to master.
I learned Japanese in another lifetime and was constantly annoyed when there were exceptions to the normal patterns. But for every one of those I came across, when I thought about the English equivalent it was far more convoluted. It taught me to be far more forgiving of immigrants who speak broken English.
 
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