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Any GTAM'ers own an electric vehicle?

mimico_polak

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VIPER…..
 

LBV

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Back on topic, I read somewhere where a KIA EV6 (sister car to Hyundai Ioniq 5) owner in Norway couldn't get that dumb door handle to open up on a cold winters day - that didn't take long.

And with no rear wiper on the I5, the back window is a mess.

I can see those 2 getting addressed in the future.
 

Gary

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Mandatory or that's what it comes with? Some cars can use smaller wheels than factory and still clear the brakes (obviously this would be the case with the rears of the Z06, I have no idea about the front).
Comes from the factory with 19/20 wheels.
 

GreyGhost

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:LOL:

Yeah i've driven everything except a McLaren at this point! Did get a Corvette ZR1 and only a two tone RR got more looks from the peasants so far.
Did you get a Maybach? Are they old enough to be cool yet or are they just all in scrapyards as those that can afford to operate them don't want them?
 

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Did you get a Maybach? Are they old enough to be cool yet or are they just all in scrapyards as those that can afford to operate them don't want them?
they make modern ones!

 

Evoex

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oh sorry, someone mentioned the new ct5-v blackwing from caddy but i haven't read up on them yet.
 

PrivatePilot

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None of these heat pumps do what we normally think of, from what home HVAC heat pumps do ... i.e. suck heat out of the outside air and pump it up to the interior.

Our Ioniq had a heat pump, and yes, it was an actual heat pump - the battery was air cooled on that generation afterall, so there was no interaction between the two.

It worked very well and would maintain the cabin temp in extreme cold for around 1kw or less after the electric grid heating had got the initial chill load. My sister has a Kia Soul EV without the cold climate package that included the heat pump and it uses *way* more power to maintain cabin temp.

and the only time the battery pack would normally require active cooling are under high-ambient conditions when the A/C is running anyhow,

You may be surprised - in the summer after my Volt has been parked in the sun all day and then I hop in and drive home, when I plug in I'll often hear the battery cooling fire up. Sometimes it'll even start on the drive home - I can easily tell as the vent temps increase as some of the AC's BTU's are sapped away by the battery cooling loop heat exchanger.

It'll often do the same after leaving home on a full battery in the summer, making a fully depleting drive, and then returning home - plug in and the cooling comes on.
Need to crank up the temp to 24-25C to actually feel anything. Below that...totally useless. Thought it was only my car, but my neighbour and buddy have the same issues with their Gen2 Volts.

This was a common complaint on the Gen1's as well and seems to be due to the way GM programmed the cars to heat up gently/slowly in the interest of extending the battery. Having the car go insane with the electric heating to have hot air blasting out very quickly (and for a long time) is much harder on the range.
GM clandestinely showed off the next Equinox during the Silverado intro,

Not sure about "clandestine", there was a whole page on the Silverado website that showed it in pretty good detail. Still there: The Electric Future of Chevrolet

$100 fully refundable deposit is all it took.

Being over a year away from production LOL.... I wouldn't be too excited if I was GM.

Kinda like the Cybertruck, which was supposed to be on sale by now...and now maybe next year. Or a few years after that.

Curious comparison.
 

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oh sorry, someone mentioned the new ct5-v blackwing from caddy but i haven't read up on them yet.

Sent using a thumb maybe 2
 

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Sent using a thumb maybe 2
Looks like fun with that vette engine.
 
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I am worried about how prevelant the SaaS model has snuck itself into EVs. Financing maybe a thing of the past soon :(
 

mimico_polak

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Wow talk about high efficiency….am I driving a Volt or an F150…

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PrivatePilot

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Wow talk about high efficiency….am I driving a Volt or an F150…

2.5km trip. And if you watch the display the Volt only measures gas consumption in "chunks" starting with 0.38L (which, not coincidentally, is 0.1 gallons....you can tell the Volt was engineered in the USA) so it skews the numbers. In reality, the car did not use 380ML of fuel to go 2.5KM, it probably used less than half that, but the computer just isn't accurate for short trip figures like that.
 

Evoex

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2.5km trip. And if you watch the display the Volt only measures gas consumption in "chunks" starting with 0.38L (which, not coincidentally, is 0.1 gallons....you can tell the Volt was engineered in the USA) so it skews the numbers. In reality, the car did not use 380ML of fuel to go 2.5KM, it probably used less than half that, but the computer just isn't accurate for short trip figures like that.
why you trying to cover for mister lead foot over here? :unsure:
 

PrivatePilot

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why you trying to cover for mister lead foot over here? :unsure:

It's a bit of a pet peeve for me as well so I've paid an inordinate amount of time figuring it out over the years. I've seen my fuel economy on my commute to work go up to 20+L/100km for the first bit of my trip when running on the ICE (typically, super cold mornings and the car running in ERDTT), only to plummet back down to earth once I get >10KM into it and things start to average better.

And there is also the legitimate thing that an internal combustion engine is incredibly inefficient and wasteful when cold, so yeah, it would certainly be using more fuel at that stage, the same as every other ICE vehicle on the road. The difference with the Volt is that it puts those numbers in-your-face (IE, you went this distance and used this much gas), whereas most car drivers would never have any idea how much fuel their car used driving 10km. Heck, most people couldn't even tell you what fuel economy their vehicle gets...they just drive until the needle hits "E", and then put gas in. ;)
 

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2024 maybe. Chevy and Ford will have been selling electric pickups for several years before Tesla gets with the program.

Lets not forget the Tesla semi, announced 5 years ago, supposed to launch 2 years ago, and is now a "maybe" for 2023.

Tesla is going to start getting it's lunch eaten by competitors who are moving faster.
 

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2024 maybe. Chevy and Ford will have been selling electric pickups for several years before Tesla gets with the program.

Lets not forget the Tesla semi, announced 5 years ago, supposed to launch 2 years ago, and is now a "maybe" for 2023.

Tesla is going to start getting it's lunch eaten by competitors who are moving faster.
T spent a lot of time and money creating their useless unicorn. It was so far from anything that could be sold in almost every way. If they hadn't started from such a stupid place (unpainted heavy gauge stainless), they could have had a truck on the road already. It's not like their drivetrains are short on power. It could probably have been drop in and go or worst case, throw in reduction near each wheel for torque to the moon without needing to reengineer anything upstream.
 

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Tesla is going to start getting it's lunch eaten by competitors who are moving faster.

From what I'm reading. Rivals are still scratching their head over Tesla design and engineering which is several years old.

Oh wait, but the others are "coming soon"

Few have even put these designs in real world testing yet.

This game is far from over
 

LBV

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Not to mention the Roadster ...
 

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