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Re: [EVDL] [seva] Re: Why is the Nissan Leaf so heavy?

Thanks for the data; I did not realize how extensive the electronics had
become in terms of weight.

-- Larry

Lee Hart <[email protected]> wrote:

> On 2/12/2011 3:01 PM, Larry Gales wrote:
> > Well, modern electronics (compared with 10 years ago) should actually
> weigh
> > LESS and not more. I know that the EV1 had airbags, and so it had a fair
> > amount of safety equipment back then.
>
> One would think so. But the fact is, the amount of electrics and
> electronics in modern cars is growing faster than the reduction in the
> size of the components.
>
> Machine Design had an article a year or so ago. It tabulated the total
> amount of wiring, motors, connectors, switches, and electronic "black
> boxes" in cars over the years. The numbers have steadily increased year
> after year. A few statistics (if I remember correctly) for the average
> car today:
>
> - 30 microcomputers
> - 40 pounds of wire
> - 20 electric motors
> - 80 switches
>
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