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- Mar 26, 2021
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- 69 Corvette all original (for sale), 2019 RAM PU
Spot on my friend....what do you think the cybertruck duel would be with a 6k trailer? half the range?I had a great example of this with my ICE (hybrid) pickup truck today.
My range meter usually reports about 450 miles for a full tank at an average mileage of around 18MPG.
I towed a travel trailer for about 90 miles yesterday, and arrived at my destination with an almost empty gas tank. Mileage was about 10MPG with about 25 gallons usable, so MPG meter would have read about 250 miles with a full gas tank.
When I unhitched the trailer, my real-life MPG immediately returned to normal -- but the backward-looking statistics on my dashboard took about 100 miles to catch up (even though I thought I reset the meter).
That's just what happens when you use moving averages to predict the future.
The same thing happens to EVs. The fundamental math is the same, even though the units are different.
If the Mach-E's last driver took it to the track, it's going to report a shorter range than if its last driver treated it like a Prius.
Maybe 150 miles flat surfaces until plugin needed to a big Sequoia tree charger out there?