VW Concept Microcar Gets 235 MPG Slashdot — Volkswagen Lupo 3L TDI

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Of course, statistics can be misleading. In case, the vehicle actually got in a test run. However, run was at 45mph rather than a typical 55mph; there’s 1 1/2 the aerodynamic drag at 55mph. losses will be higher by Let’s say an overall 1.4x since aerodynamic drag at higher speeds; converting, we get Next, this wasn’t a drive cycle, but a person to optimize their ride. be generous and only cut it to 180mpg. a diesel, and diesel is about 15% dense than gasoline, and about 15% more CO2; cut it to for a gasoline-equivalent. The production version is from a 1 cylinder to a 2 cylinder hybrid, since the 1 cylinder has acceleration. This won’t hit it as as normal, since the car operates on an system of maintaining sped, but it at least hit it a little; let’s say The production version is also to be getting heavier, since version omitted all of the standard like airbags and so on. Let’s say to be generous. And if they widen it to it more stable (it’s narrow), it’ll get more drag and go lower still. if they try and reinforce that and skin — carbon is great, but they’re not using

of it, and magnesium (which makes up the of the frame) is even weaker aluminum. And if they try to make it affordable by, say, swapping the fiber and magnesium for aluminum and or fiberglass or whatnot (it’s projected *subsidized* price is, if I correctly, something like USD), that’ll drop still. Also, since it has a rather limited regen its city mileage will be than its highway mileage.

Now, even with all of it’s still one darned vehicle. It’s just not as as the original claims. It’s to manipulate numbers to try and make a look more efficient it is. For example, with the Aptera. You see two numbers for it: 230mpg and 300mpg. are bogus. 230mpg was what the Mk0 got at However, it too was a shell, and was not as safe or of the things needed to meet requirements as the Mk1. It was also a Converting to the Mk1 pre-production model, its sustaining mileage went all the way to 130mpg. However, they cite 300mpg, under the that most people go on long trips very so it’ll usually run just on which they don’t

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It’s still misleading; people I’ve talked to you could go cross-country on 300mpg. not without charging every miles or so. Mind you, is hardly alone in doing virtually all of the PHEV makers do it, and are a lot worse offenders than I remember seeing an article an SUV that got 150mpg. If you look at how did their numbers, they assuming that only like 1/7th of its miles ran on and only counting the gasoline.

On the subject of Aptera vs. 1L car: interesting the approaches taken by and the 1L car. The 1L car doesn’t take as far. They move the wheels close together, but not so far as to it a three wheeler. They the rear a little off the ground to ground turbulence, but not nearly as as the Aptera — nor do they use air to fill in their wake. their drag coeff is compared to 0.11 for the Aptera. while Aptera decided to one significant compromise on efficiency requiring side-by-side seating to it more acceptable to the general — Volkswagen did not. tandem seating arrangement frontal area. While are some downsides to tandem it would be interesting to see a vehicle takes a combined approach, the extreme streamlining of an Aptera, with its hig

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