If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

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Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:42 pm

If 0-60 takes nearly 12 seconds,.........

NEW VW E-UP! GETS LARGER BATTERY, INCREASED RANGE
Volkswagen is getting ready to introduce a new version of the electric e-up! Battery size was increased significantly. It’s going from 18.7 kWh to 32.3, which returns a driving range of 260 km or about 161-miles. A 61-kW electric motor helps move the e-up! to 100 km/h in about 12-seconds, which is pretty pokey. Despite the larger battery pack, the new car is less expensive than the outgoing model. It now costs about 21,000 euros. VW says it’s able to offer that low price because of high production volumes.

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Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:03 pm

If you're driving an old VW Beetle that doesn't require fuel,.....

...and still isn't a tire-scorcher......

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VW PROVIDES EV KIT FOR CLASSIC BEETLES
And one way it’s increasing production volume is by offering the e-up! as a conversion kit for classic Beetles. The components are supplied to VW’s partner eClassics which performs the conversion. You get a Beetle that can go 0 to 80km/h in about 8-seconds, which is pretty pokey. It will travel 200 kilometers or roughly 124-miles on a charge. VW is also working on an electric conversion for the Bus and says it could do a Porsche 356.

https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/ ... eetle-5312

Funny, but if you stand behind the vehicle and open the "Hood", you won't be able to read that VW emblem on the powertrain cover.
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Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

Post by IMBoring25 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:50 pm

That 0-60 number is pretty pokey by most standards, but a wild improvement over the original drivetrain in most of them...

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Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

Post by potownrob » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:31 am

IMBoring25 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:50 pm
That 0-60 number is pretty pokey by most standards, but a wild improvement over the original drivetrain in most of them...
you done read my mind. 8 seconds isn't TOO bad for an economy car though...

edit: re-read...12 seconds is indeed pokey, even for an economy car...
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Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:20 am

potownrob wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:31 am
IMBoring25 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:50 pm
That 0-60 number is pretty pokey by most standards, but a wild improvement over the original drivetrain in most of them...
you done read my mind. 8 seconds isn't TOO bad for an economy car though...

edit: re-read...12 seconds is indeed pokey, even for an economy car...
Go back to some historic road test data - you'd see there there has always been some vehicle that did a 6-second 0-60 (traction limited by the old bias-ply tires), but the vast majority of cars in the 1960's took over 10 seconds and something like the beetle may have been up around 18-20 seconds.

The econoboxes of the mid seventies were 10 seconds or slower.

Most of what has changed is that the slowest cars now are much faster than the slowest cars of the past.
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Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:08 pm

"THE ABSURDITY OF SPEED: CHASING TACTILITY IN AN ERA OF UBIQUITOUS HORSEPOWER" - AutoWeek

I was sprised they din say nuttin 'bout drivin' Amish and how it's not necessarily the fastest, but it is the bestest.

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Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:31 pm

If you had no clue what you were talking about when you promised to take the electric car market by storm, you might just only be a floor and rug vacuum manufacturer.
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