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Comment: Re:Read speed limit signs (Score 0) 283

by Bill_the_Engineer (#48110539) Attached to: Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

Reminds me of the old joke:

Cop pulls over a tesla going too slow. The nun, who was driving, explained to the cop that the tesla was malfunctioning and misinterpreted the I-30 sign as the speed limit. When he notices two horrified nuns sitting in the back seats, the driver explained that they just pulled off of I-369.

Comment: Re:metric you insensitive clod! (Score 1) 403

I don't understand your problem since looking at the MPG method, I can tell:
1) that the 28 MPG car will go an extra 10 miles per gallon used than the 18 MPG car (an extra 55.6% distance)
2) that the 50 MPG car will go an extra 16 miles per gallon used than the 34 MPG car (an extra 47.1% distance)
3) the percentage saved is higher for the 18 to 28 MPG car than the 34 to 50 MPG.

Knowing the greater percentage gained doesn't add any value to me as a consumer, since with the MPG method I can easily tell that I will go farther with the 50 MPG car than 18 MPG car using the same amount of fuel. Assuming the average fuel tank size for passenger cars is around 15 gallons, I can estimate that the 50 MPH car will go an extra 240 miles on a tank when compared to the 34 MPG car.

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.