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Old 05-08-2012, 09:58 PM   #22
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2003 WRX wagon


Originally Posted by shikataganai View Post
It weighs about 1.2x that of the Leaf, as best as I can piece together. Its Cd is 0.30, only a touch higher than the Leaf's 0.29. Frontal area should be (very) roughly comparable. Therefore I'd guess it would indeed have a greater range, as 41.8 kWh/24 kWh ~= 1.7.
I was looking (lazily) for the pack size. It wasn't in the original post.

$50k = 41.8 = k$1.19/kWh
$35k = 24 = k$1.45/kWh

$40K = 16 = k$2.5
$35K=4.8 = k$7.3

In other words it isn't so outlandish. I actually agree that this is more like a vehicle I would want, but I want a PHEV at the moment. By the time I get around to a new vehicle though perhaps an EV like this will be more worthwhile.
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