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While everyone's kicking around EPA ratings, I thought I'd offer the follow=
ing observations from living in SoCal in '97 and getting to drive the EV+: =
Both the Nissan Leaf and the Honda have 24kW packs: the Honda _was_ NiMH=
, and _many_ people were surprised at getting real-world ranges of 100 mi. =
in (here's what I don't get) "freeway driving". Now we're looking at a 2=
012 Honda Fit with a 24 kW pack as well. 2012 Focus to have a 23kW pack, an=
d the list goes on! I like having options!

Thinking about converting a gen. 5 ('92-95) Honda Civic? My $23 "CivicWith=
ACord" DVD (57 mins.) shows ins and outs you'll encounter converting the se=
dan; the del Sol, or the hatchback. Each runs 144V/18 batteries. Primary f=
ocus on component/instrumentation/ battery placement and other consideratio=
ns. For more info, http://home.budget.net/~bbath/CivicWithACord.html

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Would you still drive your car if the tailpipe came out of the steering whe=
el?

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I'll be able to tell you in a month or so. I had an EV+ for six years.
I'm hoping to get a Leaf by the end of the year.

In the EV+, I could get 100 miles on the few occasions where it was
necessary, but not at freeway speeds. For the last couple years I
regularly drove 80 to 90 miles including over a 2000 ft hill in the
middle of the trip. That trip had some freeway speeds, but up and
down the hill, laws limited the speed to 55 or so.

Ed

Bob Bath <[email protected]> wrote:

> While everyone's kicking around EPA ratings, I thought I'd offer the
> following observations from living in SoCal in '97 and getting to
> drive the EV+: Both the Nissan Leaf and the Honda have 24kW packs:
> the Honda _was_ NiMH, and _many_ people were surprised at getting
> real-world ranges of 100 mi. in (here's what I don't get) "freeway
> driving". Now we're looking at a 2012 Honda Fit with a 24 kW pack
> as well. 2012 Focus to have a 23kW pack, and the list goes on! I
> like having options!
>
> Thinking about converting a gen. 5 ('92-95) Honda Civic? My $23
> "CivicWithACord" DVD (57 mins.) shows ins and outs you'll encounter
> converting the sedan; the del Sol, or the hatchback. Each runs 144V/
> 18 batteries. Primary focus on component/instrumentation/ battery
> placement and other considerations. For more info, http://home.budget.net/~bbath/CivicWithACord.html
>
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> 'O'-----'O'-'
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> Would you still drive your car if the tailpipe came out of the
> steering wheel?
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> OR Lic. "LCTRNS"
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