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Offline Aircon

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Didn't think the tesla has any gears to change?

i have a vague memory of Leno saying it had a high and low gear...but most of my memories are vague lately.

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The first Teslas had a 2 speed Borg Warner box. The current Tesla has had a 50% increase in power and uses a direct drive single speed Borg Warner box.

There was a mild spoon drain that we went through which she did lift off for then reburied the boot.



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The first Teslas had a 2 speed Borg Warner box. The current Tesla has had a 50% increase in power and uses a direct drive single speed Borg Warner box.

There was a mild spoon drain that we went through which she did lift off for then reburied the boot.

that's dumb.....they should use a CVT
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that's dumb.....they should use a CVT


Go and drive a Audi A4 with a CVT box.

Would have to be the worst gearbox ever invented!
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that's dumb

I'm guessing you haven't heard about the instant torque of an electric motor.  Apparently gears would be a waste.



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I'm guessing you haven't heard about the instant torque of an electric motor.  Apparently gears would be a waste.
Correct! :thumbsup:



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see how dumb you all are?

if for no other reason for thinking i'm dumb!

i've ridden and driven numerous CVT vehicles, and i think they're great.

i've also ridden an electric scooter speed limited to 100kph....and why was it? because of the gearing. it was a compromise....slow off the mark because of the high gear, while revving its tits off at 100kph (13000rpm rings a bell)

gearing would help it enormously. slower revving/higher gearing would cause less heat and a slower discharge and a lower gear for starting off would aid a very lethargic take off.

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see how dumb you all are?

Be on notice everyone.  Looks like someone hasn't been getting enough attention today.  Expect more provocative comments...



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hehe,  Cool!!!


I think Ash upset him.    :p



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Be on notice everyone.  Looks like someone hasn't been getting enough attention today.  Expect more provocative comments...

well it's true! you all made comments like you knew what you were talking about, when in fact you're talking 'theory' without knowing the facts.

saying to me something like "I'm guessing you haven't heard about the instant torque of an electric motor." is ludicrous.

without that torque a petrol motor with simliar performance would hardly be able to get off the line at all...HOWEVER that doesn't mean that gearing isn't useful or needed.

the electric scooter i rode with one gear whilst close in performance to my own petrol scooter once rolling is left for dead off the line (esp up hills) when the petrol one has the benefit of gearing and, obviously, the petrol one pulls all the way up to 160 where the electric one has to stop at 105 due to overrevving.

important? maybe not. beneficial? definitely.
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