Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
EVs suffer more than modern ICE cars do at higher speeds.
Cylinder deactivation, VVT, tall gearing, 8-10 speed digital automatics, lighter weight, all help ICE cars over their EV brethren to enhance efficiency at high speeds.
And there is a basic physics issue with electric drive. The more amps you need, the warmer the components get. The warmer the components get, the higher the electrical resistance. ICE engines run more efficiently as their temperature climbs.
Good news? EVs are far more efficient at higher altitude than ICE engines are. If anything, an EV gets better economy at 10,000' DA than sea level at 75mph. The opposite is true for piston engines.
Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
Two Chevrolet Volts in service
24.2 kW x 480v 3ph solar array self-installed.