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Please post what kind of efficiency improvement did you notice? I only drive on city roads at low to mid 40s mph, curious how much improvement I would get.
It seems to be helping a smidge on the highway part of my commute in the ballpark of 5-8%. The payoff time for that based on my utility rate isn't all that great, but it's nice to have a little bit more range.
 

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It seems to be helping a smidge on the highway part of my commute in the ballpark of 5-8%. The payoff time for that based on my utility rate isn't all that great, but it's nice to have a little bit more range.
Have you noticed range increase driving around town, or only at highway speeds? I purposely avoid highways, those speeds drain battery too fast.
 

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5-8%. The payoff time for that based on my utility rate isn't all that great, but it's nice to have a little bit more range.
Also consider that it's extending the life of your HV battery, by reducing the discharge rate/temperature, AND by reducing the amount of discharge.
 

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You will need to get it in the air. I was able to do it by backing onto ramps for the rear panel, and then jacking up one side for the other two panels. I didn’t put it on stands.
 

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If you don't have access to ramps, you could probably just park it sideways on a sidewalk, with the back tires near the edge & the bumper hanging out where a car would normally park.
 
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