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Day with an EV6

Post by jason_recliner » March 2nd 2023, 10:10pm

My company just bought an EV6 and I took it down to site yesterday. 500+km of mixed driving, from freeways to twisty b-roads. First time I've driven an EV and - wow - easily the best car I've ever driven. Aside from the spaceship looks and spaceship sound (yes, seriously!) and super-comfy interior and enough gadgets and toys to keep you interested for hours, the drivetrain is just SUBLIME. Perfect throttle response - no lag, no waiting for the cams. And a perfectly linear power curve. 2,000 rpm = x kW, 4,000 rpm = 2x kW. Turbine smooth, finely adjustable throtttle modulation that's impossible with ICE. But then there's the spaceship looks and spaceship sound (yes, seriously!) and super-comfy interior and enough gadgets and toys to keep you interested for hours. Complaints? Ride is too harsh. That's it. And that's ok, there's the Ioniq 5 for a more relaxed experience. Only problem is that now I really want an Ioniq 5 and really can't afford one :-(
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Post by jason_recliner » March 2nd 2023, 11:25pm

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Or, you could get the Santa Fe Calligraphy ICE with a 2.5 turbo engine that makes 281hp and 311 lb/ft of torque, and let the polar bears go fuck themselves, and have a good time.
Hehehehehe! A Santa Fe wouldn't see which way this thing went. It's the difference between a Cessna (ICE) and a G5 (EV6).
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Post by smellody » March 2nd 2023, 11:52pm

I'm glad you had a $$%^

I had you followed. Here is a photo of your EV:

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Here is a photo of your EV after you charged it for 26 hours after 50kms:

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Glad you survived.

You should get a Cadi convertible. That's what the cool aussies usually prefer.

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smellody wrote:
March 2nd 2023, 11:52pm
I'm glad you had a $$%^

I had you followed. Here is a photo of your EV:

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Here is a photo of your EV after you charged it for 26 hours after 50kms:

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Glad you survived.

You should get a Cadi convertible. That's what the cool aussies usually prefer.

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That Caddy would be even more sensational with a Hyundai/Kia EV chassis underneath and the EV gadgets. Motoring perfection.
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Post by bbattle » March 3rd 2023, 5:09pm

The only electric vehicle I've ever driven is a golf cart. Yeah, it gets you to where your ball is but you don't write home to mother about it.

There's no denying the performance capabilities of an electric car. Instant huge amounts of torque are always nice. But I prefer cars that take a bit of skill to master, require me to pay attention, and have three pedals. Why? Because driving should be engaging.

Having typed all that, I was very interested in the VW electric microbus that may actually come to the US. But then actual pictures of what would be coming looked quite different from the early concept and I've kinda lost interest. It would've been for local scooting around town to pick up large items and stuff. My wife would love to have one. Our current box on wheels, a Honda Element, is 20 years old but still kicking ass.
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March 3rd 2023, 5:09pm
The only electric vehicle I've ever driven is a golf cart. Yeah, it gets you to where your ball is but you don't write home to mother about it.

There's no denying the performance capabilities of an electric car. Instant huge amounts of torque are always nice. But I prefer cars that take a bit of skill to master, require me to pay attention, and have three pedals. Why? Because driving should be engaging.

Having typed all that, I was very interested in the VW electric microbus that may actually come to the US. But then actual pictures of what would be coming looked quite different from the early concept and I've kinda lost interest. It would've been for local scooting around town to pick up large items and stuff. My wife would love to have one. Our current box on wheels, a Honda Element, is 20 years old but still kicking ass.
It's 250km to site. I don't want to be "engaged". I want to get there as relaxed and with as much energy, concentration and focus as possible. I don't want to waste that energy and focus on the drive there. I also don't find sitting in traffic particularly "engaging". Anyway, it's not the slug of tourque that makes EV so superior (many modern turbos deliver huge torque low down). It's the precise modulation of torque, perfect power 'curve' (it's actually a straight line) and turbine smoothness.

A week ago I thought my next car might be one last turbo ICE hurrah. Now I doubt it.
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Post by smellody » March 3rd 2023, 5:36pm

jason_recliner wrote:
March 3rd 2023, 5:28pm
bbattle wrote:
March 3rd 2023, 5:09pm
The only electric vehicle I've ever driven is a golf cart. Yeah, it gets you to where your ball is but you don't write home to mother about it.

There's no denying the performance capabilities of an electric car. Instant huge amounts of torque are always nice. But I prefer cars that take a bit of skill to master, require me to pay attention, and have three pedals. Why? Because driving should be engaging.

Having typed all that, I was very interested in the VW electric microbus that may actually come to the US. But then actual pictures of what would be coming looked quite different from the early concept and I've kinda lost interest. It would've been for local scooting around town to pick up large items and stuff. My wife would love to have one. Our current box on wheels, a Honda Element, is 20 years old but still kicking ass.
It's 250km to site. I don't want to be "engaged". I want to get there as relaxed and with as much energy, concentration and focus as possible. I don't want to waste that energy and focus on the drive there. I also don't find sitting in traffic particularly "engaging". Anyway, it's not the slug of tourque that makes EV so superior (many modern turbos deliver huge torque low down). It's the precise modulation of torque, perfect power 'curve' (it's actually a straight line) and turbine smoothness.

A week ago I thought my next car might be one last turbo ICE hurrah. Now I doubt it.
Couldn't you take a bus, train, or Segway?

Underscore, you are my pal and I don't want you hurt or associated with this riff raff.

Once, the state made me take the office pri-us to Portland and I lost my lambido for almost a year. I don't want this happening to you. It's hard to get laid when one loses their MOJO.
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Post by smellody » March 3rd 2023, 5:38pm

smellody wrote:
March 3rd 2023, 5:36pm
jason_recliner wrote:
March 3rd 2023, 5:28pm
bbattle wrote:
March 3rd 2023, 5:09pm
The only electric vehicle I've ever driven is a golf cart. Yeah, it gets you to where your ball is but you don't write home to mother about it.

There's no denying the performance capabilities of an electric car. Instant huge amounts of torque are always nice. But I prefer cars that take a bit of skill to master, require me to pay attention, and have three pedals. Why? Because driving should be engaging.

Having typed all that, I was very interested in the VW electric microbus that may actually come to the US. But then actual pictures of what would be coming looked quite different from the early concept and I've kinda lost interest. It would've been for local scooting around town to pick up large items and stuff. My wife would love to have one. Our current box on wheels, a Honda Element, is 20 years old but still kicking ass.
It's 250km to site. I don't want to be "engaged". I want to get there as relaxed and with as much energy, concentration and focus as possible. I don't want to waste that energy and focus on the drive there. I also don't find sitting in traffic particularly "engaging". Anyway, it's not the slug of tourque that makes EV so superior (many modern turbos deliver huge torque low down). It's the precise modulation of torque, perfect power 'curve' (it's actually a straight line) and turbine smoothness.

A week ago I thought my next car might be one last turbo ICE hurrah. Now I doubt it.
Couldn't you take a bus, train, or Segway?

Underscore, you are my pal and I don't want you hurt or associated with this riff raff.

Once, the state made me take the office pri-us to Portland and I lost my lambido for almost a year. I don't want this happening to you. It's hard to get laid when one loses their MOJO.
Of course that is no longer an issue as I've surrounded myself with V8 petrol engines.
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Post by jason_recliner » March 3rd 2023, 5:52pm

smellody wrote:
March 3rd 2023, 5:38pm
smellody wrote:
March 3rd 2023, 5:36pm
jason_recliner wrote:
March 3rd 2023, 5:28pm


It's 250km to site. I don't want to be "engaged". I want to get there as relaxed and with as much energy, concentration and focus as possible. I don't want to waste that energy and focus on the drive there. I also don't find sitting in traffic particularly "engaging". Anyway, it's not the slug of tourque that makes EV so superior (many modern turbos deliver huge torque low down). It's the precise modulation of torque, perfect power 'curve' (it's actually a straight line) and turbine smoothness.

A week ago I thought my next car might be one last turbo ICE hurrah. Now I doubt it.
Couldn't you take a bus, train, or Segway?

Underscore, you are my pal and I don't want you hurt or associated with this riff raff.

Once, the state made me take the office pri-us to Portland and I lost my lambido for almost a year. I don't want this happening to you. It's hard to get laid when one loses their MOJO.
Of course that is no longer an issue as I've surrounded myself with V8 petrol engines.
Oh, SHIT! You make a good point, Dear Herr Leader. I haven't got lucky since I returned...
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Post by Nuvolari » March 3rd 2023, 5:59pm

This part is untrue: “…finely adjustable throtttle modulation that's impossible with ICE”

But other than that I appreciate your insightful review of the quartz car.

A long time ago, Kwartz was gonna to be the future of watches, too.

Although I do appreciate 100% torque ready to go at rpm… I am lacking a significant degree of interest and have no issues in proclaiming an allegiance to the ICE.

EVs certainly aren’t the answer to climate change as India and China continue to belch into the sky combustion byproducts of unknown concoctions.

I appreciate it tickles your driving bone - and quartz IS more accurate, after all.

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Post by DoctorIvey » March 3rd 2023, 6:40pm

EV’s are a Commie plot to further reduce the testosterone of the free man and fundamentally reverse traditional values in first world economies. Tomorrow autonomous cars next week the world of WallE and by Spring we’ll all be in the matrix.
I say hell no, Comrade. I didn’t learn to kick start a Commando, match revs and tune carburetors so some fellow traveler can convince me that big brother can take better care of me than I can take myself. That kind of aggression cannot stand Or my name is not Floyd R. Turbo, American!
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Post by jason_recliner » March 3rd 2023, 6:47pm

Nuvolari wrote:
March 3rd 2023, 5:59pm
This part is untrue: “…finely adjustable throtttle modulation that's impossible with ICE”
No, it's not untrue. I get it, you think that above 4,000rpm you have perfect modulation, perfect response, I used to think that as well. And it is good with an ICE but you don't understand perfect modulation of a powerful motor until you experience it.

As for the sound, well it sounds like a freaking spaceship when it drives up to you. But no reason you can't make it sound like anything you like. Personally, I prefer the near silence from my car and the (loud) sounds of my tunes.
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Post by jason_recliner » March 3rd 2023, 6:48pm

DoctorIvey wrote:
March 3rd 2023, 6:40pm
EV’s are a Commie plot to further reduce the testosterone of the free man and fundamentally reverse traditional values in first world economies. Tomorrow autonomous cars next week the world of WallE and by Spring we’ll all be in the matrix.
I say hell no, Comrade. I didn’t learn to kick start a Commando, match revs and tune carburetors so some fellow traveler can convince me that big brother can take better care of me than I can take myself. That kind of aggression cannot stand Or my name is not Floyd R. Turbo, American!
The new Hummer might suit your needs, Sir.
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