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Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-21-2020, 03:48 PM
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Posted By acoste
iX3 will come with NMC811 according to Electrek ...

iX3 will come with NMC811 according to Electrek
https://electrek.co/2020/05/21/bmw-confirms-summer-2020-production-of-ix3-ev-crossover-on-new-flexible-platform/
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-19-2020, 10:17 PM
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Posted By acoste
There is a chance that the i4 will come with this...

There is a chance that the i4 will come with this battery. Svolt has European customers and some parameters match the i4.
Cobalt free and single crystal.
...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-24-2020, 07:51 PM
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Posted By acoste
I drove one and don't share your opinion. My...

I drove one and don't share your opinion. My stick shift with proper suspension is much more fun.

Consumer Reports results don't support it either. Despite the immediate torque it scores lower in...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-24-2020, 05:49 PM
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Posted By acoste
Lot of people buy it for the mission and for...

Lot of people buy it for the mission and for Elon. Since they don't understand technical details and are often not car guys, they believe everything what Elon says. It is impossible to reach them...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-24-2020, 05:38 PM
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Posted By acoste
Adding to the list:...

Adding to the list: https://insideevs.com/news/405885/tesla-model-s-battery-after-146000-miles/

Model S 70D 146k mi 5 years (1000 cycle) degradation: 15%
Total lifetime consumption: 59675kWh...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-16-2020, 04:04 PM
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Posted By acoste
But it makes EPA numbers not comparable....

But it makes EPA numbers not comparable. Companies who decide to use lower default regen wlll get lower EPA numbers.
If you look at the EPA city cycle you notice how important regen is. And this...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-16-2020, 03:48 PM
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Posted By acoste
I want to add here that consumer reports reached...

I want to add here that consumer reports reached 350mi with default regen setting and 310mi with weak regen setting.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-16-2020, 03:46 PM
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Posted By acoste
Note that none of the other cars hydroplaned in...

Note that none of the other cars hydroplaned in that section.

You also ignored how many owners blame these tires on TMC in that thread

Additionally tirerack uses correct tire pressures
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-16-2020, 03:14 PM
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Posted By acoste
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLsM5n288qk&featur...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLsM5n288qk&feature=emb_logo
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-16-2020, 03:11 PM
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Posted By acoste
Lots of owners disagree with you about the MXM4s'...

Lots of owners disagree with you about the MXM4s' performance in rain, just read the comments:...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-16-2020, 02:00 PM
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Posted By acoste
Ok, Now sit down a bit bc you won't believe it. ...

Ok, Now sit down a bit bc you won't believe it. Here are the numbers Tesla reached on the dyno

distance reached on the dyno in EPA test HWY cycle:
LongRangeAWD 441.68mi...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-16-2020, 01:33 PM
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Posted By acoste
Nope. Top buffer size is based on how much risk...

Nope. Top buffer size is based on how much risk and degradation the car maker is ok with. Tesla does not recommend to charge the batteries to 100%. But they give you the opportunity. That's all.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-16-2020, 01:30 PM
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Posted By acoste
Based on independent tests I showed you you can...

Based on independent tests I showed you you can figure it out by now that EPA is useless.

It can be tricked by setting the standard regen high for example. Tesla also uses overpressurized 41-45psi...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-16-2020, 12:41 PM
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Posted By acoste
It's Europe. 27.1kWh/100km

It's Europe. 27.1kWh/100km
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-16-2020, 10:07 AM
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Posted By acoste
Recent post from Porsche forum: "However I...

Recent post from Porsche forum:

"However I do not see big difference in the amount my Taycan and my Tesla Model S recuperate in terms of usable range, assuming if the Tesla is better because it...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-15-2020, 06:34 PM
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Posted By acoste
Again. 80kWh is 80kWh. Battery management can't...

Again. 80kWh is 80kWh. Battery management can't make it 82kWh.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-15-2020, 06:33 PM
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Posted By acoste
And yes, Hyundai Kona and Kia eNiro 64kWh is in...

And yes, Hyundai Kona and Kia eNiro 64kWh is in the same league regarding consumption as the lightest Model 3 SR
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-15-2020, 06:29 PM
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Posted By acoste
Tesla's consumption is low in ok weather only. ...

Tesla's consumption is low in ok weather only.
One guy who has an X and an E-Tron took both cars at the same time to Tahoe in the winter. They both had the same consumption.



And here, Model 3...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-15-2020, 06:23 PM
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Posted By acoste
Here for example: constant 75mph test,...

Here for example: constant 75mph test, https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a30799498/2020-porsche-taycan-turbo-s-vs-2020-tesla-model-s-performance/
Taycan Turbo S; 209mi
Model S...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-15-2020, 04:56 PM
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Posted By acoste
BMW's NMC and Panasonic's NCA (used in Teslas)...

BMW's NMC and Panasonic's NCA (used in Teslas) have different properties.

NMC is safer but has slightly less energy density
NCA catches on fire more easily but has higher energy density

so...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-15-2020, 12:52 PM
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Posted By acoste
BMW now offers both Apple CarPlay and Android...

BMW now offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto: https://www.bmwblog.com/2020/03/14/bmw-infotainment-updates-to-be-available-over-the-air-including-android-auto/
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-15-2020, 12:49 PM
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Posted By acoste
It's open. But they have been researching...

It's open. But they have been researching batteries since 2008. BMW develops the chemistry and gives the recipe to cell manufacturers.

"BMW didnít buy off-the-shelf battery cells for the i3, but...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-15-2020, 12:27 AM
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Posted By acoste
BMW with its own battery chemistry has pretty...

BMW with its own battery chemistry has pretty good degradation results.



Insideevs guessed 4% degradation for their i3 at 69k mi.
Tesla Bjorn's test shows 10% degradation for a 22kWh i3 after...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 03-14-2020, 11:37 PM
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Posted By acoste
Based on what are you saying this? Lets...

Based on what are you saying this?


Lets look at reliability:

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-driving/which-car-brands-make-the-best-vehicles/

BMW with its hybrid cars with complex...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 02-09-2020, 12:24 AM
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Posted By acoste
Rented a diesel G20 in Europe this time. No EV...

Rented a diesel G20 in Europe this time. No EV can compete with that in terms of road tripping. Did 500 miles on one tank, driving between 80 and 130mph.
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