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    It's my understanding that if the cars are close enough, even the lead car gets an advantage, just not as much.

    Perhaps we need cooperative adaptive speed control with the cars all talking to each other to coordinate speed and lane changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDoc View Post
    It's my understanding that if the cars are close enough, even the lead car gets an advantage, just not as much.
    Perhaps we need cooperative adaptive speed control with the cars all talking to each other to coordinate speed and lane changes.
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    Rear driver: You too!
    Front and rear car: Sorry, sir. Temporarily muting officer interaction module.
    Officer (raising voice so rear driver can hear): Gentlemen, drop it a few so you're within 5 of the limit please. Clearly your vehicles are well under control, so I'll let you off with a warning this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylonfive View Post
    So, does that that mean you think multiple S's could draft each other and 'win' (meaning an aggregate lower overall Wh/mile for the group), Jerry?
    It works for bicycles, although the lead drops back every five minutes. It basically evens out the power usage for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry33 View Post
    It works for bicycles, although the lead drops back every five minutes. It basically evens out the power usage for everyone.
    Yea, I mentioned 'trading-off' the lead earlier. That's great to hear, at least if a bunch of S's go to some event together.
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    Public Charging in Austin

    For those of you who are planning to visit Austin, you may not be aware that the City of Austin owns the local Electric Utility (Austin Energy). As such they are the only ones who can legally charge for electricity within their jurisdiction. They do offer a discount card (Plug-In EVerywhere $25 for 6 months unlimited charging) which might save some money.

    See Austin Energy Public Charging Stations for locations.
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