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- Dec 18, 2019
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- Houston, TX
- Audi A3 E-Tron - 2005 Land Rover LR3 - T-Bucket - 1951 chevy 3100
The Cybertruck would be my first EV. I’ve read EVs can eat through tires due to their increased weight along with other things. Since the CT tires look big (and expensive) I’m wondering what their potential lifetime would work out to be. Anyone with an electric vehicle out there that can speak to this?
I am proud of you Dave. Rockin the Toyota Siennas (2) I have one myself. Great car for an ICE. You must be undercompensating.Early EVs used very special, small, high pressure tires with reduced tread depth. They had to do this because batteries were so bad that this was the only way to achieve any kind of range. Many swapped to normal tires anyway, reporting anywhere from 10 to 15 percent range decrease.
Batteries are no longer so bad. Now normal tires, with normal longevity, can be used.
Now it is ludicrous mode that will wear out your tires.
(EVs since 2002)
At the in-laws for Thanksgiving week-end, with a honey-do list. So, full size ladder, refrigerator, two coolers, suitcases, dog crate. All inside. Very comfortable leather seats, 3-zone A/C.I am proud of you Dave. Rockin the Toyota Siennas (2) I have one myself. Great car for an ICE. You must be undercompensating.
I used to be fascinated with sliding doors and why they were not on more vehicles.Minivans are not the snazziest vehicles on the road, or very exciting. But they are so practical. And very dependable... well, they are Toyotas.
My wife and I were discussing our Rivian and Cybertruck orders during the drive and failing to understand how people (for instance, on forums) can be so down on minivans.
Oh, and sliding doors! S0 much better in parking lots and in the garage.
Sorry if I droned on a bit...
And people say experience is worthless. Agreed. peaceCovering the majority of flats isn’t good enough for me. I bought a car that came with a can of fix-a-flat instead of a spare and within a month I had a sidewalk blowout deep in the Navajo reservation. Fix kit was useless. I had to hike up a hill just to get reception, and then AAA told me there were no available tows. I had to leave the car overnight, and I would have been stranded too if my friend didn’t drive an hour out to get me. Next thing I did was buy a spare on eBay to carry with me.
All that to say, I want a spare with me at all times. Especially in an off-roader that is meant to go to remote locations.