Some EVs also let you limit the max that your pack charges up to to further extend lifespan (it's usually destructive both to use the very top end and the bottom end of the discharge range).
That is the theory, but real-world experience with the world's most successful EV (Nissan LEAF) isn't bearing it out. There doesn't appear to be any significant benefit to limiting charging to the 80% level. What is proving to matter, a lot, is temperature. The risks of very cold temperatures are so extreme that the cars have built-in battery heaters (powered by the batteries, obviously) to protect against them, so in practice cold just reduces range, but hot temperatures seriously impact battery longevity.
Another theoretically-predicted battery-killer that is not showing real-world degradation is quick charging. I believe Nissan has even stopped telling people they should limit the amount of level 3 charging they do.
Excellent points about larger capacity batteries needing to survive fewer cycles, though.
Their goal has unswervingly been lock-in from top to bottom, while trying to nickel and dime you the whole way.
This is exactly the corporate culture shake-up that's required.
Microsoft has a lot of really smart people, and the financial and other assets needed to put them to work doing great things that can compete and win on their own, actually serving customers rather than trying to lock them in and then exploit them.
MS could be great. But they need a radically different internal dynamic to get there. Will this guy be able to do that? I'm skeptical, but I really hope he can.
Yes, the speed limit is typically a maximum of 65mph with a few of the big open space states that go up to 75mph
Some western states are now setting 80 mph speed limits on freeways through long unpopulated stretches, and 90 mph is a fairly common speed there. But not 100.
"At 150K miles you do have to replace the oil used to cool the battery charger."
Why? In a traditional car, the oil looses its ability to lubricate. What exactly does the oil in a battery charger do after 150K?
It looks like every world cup but perhaps a couple has had a different stitch pattern on the ball.
No, it doesn't. They were all somewhat different up until the Telstar introduced the 32-panel, pentagon-and-hexagon stitching pattern, but it appears to me that remained unchanged for almost 40 years, from 1970 to 2006. The balls in between appear to have the same stitching pattern, just different printed designs.
I dunno.. my LEAF's maintenance schedule for the first 150K miles is pretty much "rotate tires, every 7500 miles, check brakes every 15,000". Checking the brakes, of course, involves checking the brake fluid levels, so there is a fluid. At 150K miles you do have to replace the oil used to cool the battery charger.
But, in general, EVs are very close to maintenance-free.
Earth is 12,742 km in diameter. The moon is 363,104 km, 28.5 diameters, away at perigee, and 405,696 km, 31.8 diameters, at apogee.
In round numbers the moon is 30 Earth diameters away.
I'd be more inclined to trust the article if they hadn't claimed the moon is 40 earth diameters away from the earth...
Meh. A simple error in the writeup, which I'm sure is not present in the scientific papers.
Eating people alive? Where's that get fun?
The screams... it's all about the screams. And dinner. Think of it as the psychotic version of dine-in movie theaters.
Then your company was rich. Not the regular user's typical monitor.
If you were rich. The typical monitors back then were still 15-inch non-flat CRTs.
How can that be "typical", when most monitors at the time did up to 1024x768?
Indeed. And in this review, the guy explains how to build a solid gaming PC for $500, same price as the quite weaker Xbox One (before they got rid of the Kinect).