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Hitch option for cargo carriers
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I agree. The SRK is going to be so FUNctional for a variety of uses within it's two range options.
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(06-28-2017, 03:48 PM)DanCooper Wrote: Good point.  I don't have a spec for the maximum power for the charger on the SRK.  6 kW would power it at 30-35 mph.

Most EVs refuse to drive while charging - I doubt that the SRK will be any different.

(06-28-2017, 06:37 PM)DanCooper Wrote: {...} speed limit 60 mph, but at that speed I calculate the range to be 27 miles for the base battery.  {...}.

Isn't the base battery 12 kWh? By 'range' you must mean *half* of a round trip, correct? (54 miles total to get there and get home).

My Spark EV gets close to 5 m/kWh at 58-60 mph on flat ground - I would expect the SRK to get about the same (or better) - unless the CX is significantly worse on the SRV (which it might be, come to think of it, with no doors on the base model).
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My simulation, based on the specifications I have and best guesses on everything else, shows the SRK getting 2.6 m/kWh at 55 mph. This is with a Cd estimate of 0.6 for open sides. The Spark EV is specified as a range of 82 miles and a battery of 19 kWh. That would give 4.3 m/kWh at some unspecified speed. If your Spark is really getting 5 m/kWh at 58-60 mph it is doing better than its specifications. Maybe the SRK would too. The SRK specified range comes to 5.8 m/kWh.

I have made my estimates to be conservative because I want to be honest and because I want an estimate of what trips would be practical in the SRK without pushing the limits. And I really don't trust range specifications that don't tell what speed they were measured at.
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