Edmunds Members - Cars and Conversations

1260926102612261426152697

Comments

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,732
    bwia said:

    Wow! When it rains, it [pours] *floods* in Arizona?

    I didn't know that Arizona had a monsoon season so severe in fact that it inundated the desert state with flood waters, mud and debris. Is this part of the new normal or just a repeat of the thousand year flood hinted at by meteorologists.
    With a couple more rain events like this the desert will turn green and the persistent drought in Arizona will be no more and Phoenix will become an even more livable city with more accommodating temperatures.

    There may be some used car deals listed on CL soon....cars coming from AZ.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,072
    Contrast this with a story from the late 70s or early 80s where a person was in their Oldsmobile with the mechanic driving to try to diagnose something. The mechanic runs into the rear of another stopped car. The mechanic hopped out of the car and walked back to the dealership leaving the owner passenger to deal with the problem and the police.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,532

    @driver100 said:
    There may be some used car deals listed on CL soon....cars coming from AZ.

    I doubt that our savvy poster buddy @oldfarmer50 is going to fall for low mileage no rust cars coming from AZ.

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 15,959

    I seem to remember seeing something similar from maybe 10-15 years ago. Dry washes exist just for these conditions.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,078
    bwia said:

    Wow! When it rains, it [pours] *floods* in Arizona?

    I didn't know that Arizona had a monsoon season so severe in fact that it inundated the desert state with flood waters, mud and debris. Is this part of the new normal or just a repeat of the thousand year flood hinted at by meteorologists.
    With a couple more rain events like this the desert will turn green and the persistent drought in Arizona will be no more and Phoenix will become an even more livable city with more accommodating temperatures.

    Maybe one of our posters from the southwest can enlighten us but I believe that AZ is usually so dry that when they have the occasional cloudburst the hard ground can’t absorb the water fast enough leading to flash floods. You get that in the rest of the country too when it hasn’t rained for awhile only there the vegetation slows down the flow so you don’t get that mess as bad.

    I always wondered why AZ doesn’t build some big reservoirs to catch all that water for later.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,078
    jmonroe1 said:

    @driver100 said:

    There may be some used car deals listed on CL soon....cars coming from AZ.

    I doubt that our savvy poster buddy @oldfarmer50 is going to fall for low mileage no rust cars coming from AZ.

    jmonroe


    If the CarFax says it’s from AZ I’d check the trunk for sand.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,532

    @oldfarmer50 said:
    If the CarFax says it’s from AZ I’d check the trunk for sand.

    I told you guys he wouldn’t fall for those cars. B)

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,232
    I like the thumbnail pic, obviously not in the US with those cars.
    bwia said:

    Wow! When it rains, it [pours] *floods* in Arizona?

    I didn't know that Arizona had a monsoon season so severe in fact that it inundated the desert state with flood waters, mud and debris. Is this part of the new normal or just a repeat of the thousand year flood hinted at by meteorologists.
    With a couple more rain events like this the desert will turn green and the persistent drought in Arizona will be no more and Phoenix will become an even more livable city with more accommodating temperatures.

  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulMember Posts: 1,026

    Also worth mentioning that when that happens in AZ it’s localized and it can still be blazing sunshine on the other side of town. Also not really a trend as the 2019 and 2020 monsoon seasons were described as “NON-soon”

    2015 Acura RDX AWD / 2013 VW Jetta 2.5SE
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZMember Posts: 5,186

    I always wondered why AZ doesn’t build some big reservoirs to catch all that water for later.

    They did, more than a hundred years ago. It's called the Salt River Project, and it supplies power and water for much of the Phoenix area. Without it, Phoenix in its present form, couldn't exist.

    Regarding the floods -- There was as much as 4+ inches of rain in under a day in an area that's lucky to get ten inches a year. Even up in the high country where I live it's turning out to be a pretty wet monsoon, unlike the last couple of years.

    The Southwest in general, and Arizona in particular, gets a true monsoon every summer during which the prevailing west winds shift and the moisture from the south comes up into the desert and beyond, just like in India. AZ gets a significant portion of the year's moisture during the monsoon in good years; during a drought, not so much. Problem is that the monsoon rains are thunderstorms, and a lot of rain comes down all at once -- not like a nice gentle two-day rain that yields up a couple of inches of rain.

    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,732

    jmonroe1 said:

    @driver100 said:

    There may be some used car deals listed on CL soon....cars coming from AZ.

    I doubt that our savvy poster buddy @oldfarmer50 is going to fall for low mileage no rust cars coming from AZ.

    jmonroe

    If the CarFax says it’s from AZ I’d check the trunk for sand.

    If you find a dead fish don't buy it! :@

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,732
    fintail said:

    I like the thumbnail pic, obviously not in the US with those cars.

    bwia said:

    Wow! When it rains, it [pours] *floods* in Arizona?

    I didn't know that Arizona had a monsoon season so severe in fact that it inundated the desert state with flood waters, mud and debris. Is this part of the new normal or just a repeat of the thousand year flood hinted at by meteorologists.
    With a couple more rain events like this the desert will turn green and the persistent drought in Arizona will be no more and Phoenix will become an even more livable city with more accommodating temperatures.

    Good detective work Fin, those look more like the floods in Europe. The worst picture of the floods in Arizona this year was this one:

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaMember Posts: 11,886
    When I lived in the Coachella Valley of Southern California (Palm Desert, to be precise), often I would look east and I could see lightning and thunderheads during the summer monsoon season in the Blythe area along the Colorado River. The prevailing winds (steering winds) come up from the Gulf of California picking up significant amounts of moisture and when the cooler humid winds hit the heat of the desert, it causes the monsoonal rains. Even the eastern edge of the Coachella Valley (near the Salton Sea) would be hit with the monsoonal rains, but not where I lived. We were protected by the San Jacinto Mountains to the south and east - Mt. San Jacinto is about 10,000+ feet high.

    During the summer months, we never had rain. If we had any rains, which was rare, it would be in January through March when the daytime temperatures were in the 60-70 degree range and the evenings were in the 40's or 50's. On the northwest edge of the Coachella Valley at the Banning Pass, Mt. San Gorgonio, also 10,000+ feet high, along with Mt. San Jacinto, created a barrier for any rains moving in from the Pacific Coast. Thus, the Mojave Desert begins on the east side of those twin peaks (Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley).

    The only things I miss about living in Palm Desert are the views of the twin peaks in winter which were always snow covered, the climate, though hot in summer but delightfully temperate in winter, and the people who are laid back and are warm and considerate of others. I could never live there now because of the cost of living coupled with extremely high taxes.

    2021 Genesis G90

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaMember Posts: 11,886
    I just received an email from our HOA regarding a meeting which will be held this Friday morning regarding the safety of all of the buildings in our community. My building is 31 years old and is 4 stories tall. There are a number of buildings in the community that are 40+ years old and which have already undergone engineering inspections.

    The major problem is the cost of insurance for each village and building within the village. We have 7 buildings in our village and are all insured with the same company. The Village has decided to have each of the 7 buildings inspected by both our internal engineer as well as an external engineering company in order to determine the structural integrity of each building. By being proactive in this situation. reports from the engineering specialists will go a long way in keeping the cost of our insurance stable. If insurance costs go up significantly due to the Surfside building collapse, it would create a need for an assessment to build up the insurance fund in order to pay the higher rates. The Village and each building is responsible for insuring the structure of each building. My own Condo insurance policy covers from the walls, ceilings and floors inward. Let's hope the individual Condo insurance policies do not go up significantly.

    I am almost positive that the investigation into the collapse of the Surfside building and several other problems they have found in the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale coastal areas are due to foundation problems caused by rising sea levels. The land that my building sits on is 6-7 miles west of the ocean and adjacent to the western edge of the Florida Turnpike. The building has no underground levels and is identical to 60+ other buildings in our community, none of which have been found to be unsafe or have structural problems. So that is a bit of relief. I am just concerned about significant increases in the cost of insurance policies for both our Condo Village as well as my own policy for my unit. We should know something about cost increase by October.

    2021 Genesis G90

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 16,558
    I finally got around to filling in about 20 rock chips in the MKC's hood using Dr Color Chip.
    Some, I might have to fill in again to get more level. Will have to wait a few days to wax it.
    Looks better, although I don't think I did the best job.

    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,732

    I finally got around to filling in about 20 rock chips in the MKC's hood using Dr Color Chip.
    Some, I might have to fill in again to get more level. Will have to wait a few days to wax it.
    Looks better, although I don't think I did the best job.

    Explorer, I don't see the rest of your car, where is the windshield and the rest of the car after the hood?

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 16,558
    @driver100,
    I only took a picture of the repaired area. They used to be a bunch of gray dots where the paint was chipped off, mostly on the front of the hood.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,017

    @driver100,
    I only took a picture of the repaired area. They used to be a bunch of gray dots where the paint was chipped off, mostly on the front of the hood.

    Do you like the results of the Dr Color Chip? I've seen it advertised many times and was tempted to give it a try.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 16,558
    @sda,
    It seems expensive, but it came out ok for my first time using it.
    You kind of glob on the paint, I think I put it on too thin, then there is another product that you use to take the excess off. Lots of YT video's on using it.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,078

    I finally got around to filling in about 20 rock chips in the MKC's hood using Dr Color Chip.
    Some, I might have to fill in again to get more level. Will have to wait a few days to wax it.
    Looks better, although I don't think I did the best job.

    Looks good from here.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaMember Posts: 11,886

    Tomorrow morning at 7:45, I have an appointment for a CT-Scan for my lumbar area to determine the next step to relieving my horrible back pain and following immediately after that, my PET-Scan for my entire body to check for any spread or recurrence of my liver cancer. That takes another 90 minutes because they have to inject a nuclear tracer into my body and allow it to be absorbed by my organs so they can detect anything abnormal.

    September 22nd will be 5 years since they removed 1 large and 2 smaller malignant tumors from my liver. The recurrence rate of the type of cancer I had is 75% within 5 years. So I am praying the cancer-free status I have lived through continues.

    2021 Genesis G90

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 3,532
    abacomike said:

    Tomorrow morning at 7:45, I have an appointment for a CT-Scan for my lumbar area to determine the next step to relieving my horrible back pain and following immediately after that, my PET-Scan for my entire body to check for any spread or recurrence of my liver cancer. That takes another 90 minutes because they have to inject a nuclear tracer into my body and allow it to be absorbed by my organs so they can detect anything abnormal.

    September 22nd will be 5 years since they removed 1 large and 2 smaller malignant tumors from my liver. The recurrence rate of the type of cancer I had is 75% within 5 years. So I am praying the cancer-free status I have lived through continues.

    @Mike, we’re hoping your good luck continues.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 1,997

    @abacomike said:
    Tomorrow morning at 7:45, I have an appointment for a CT-Scan for my lumbar area to determine the next step to relieving my horrible back pain and following immediately after that, my PET-Scan for my entire body to check for any spread or recurrence of my liver cancer. That takes another 90 minutes because they have to inject a nuclear tracer into my body and allow it to be absorbed by my organs so they can detect anything abnormal.

    September 22nd will be 5 years since they removed 1 large and 2 smaller malignant tumors from my liver. The recurrence rate of the type of cancer I had is 75% within 5 years. So I am praying the cancer-free status I have lived through continues.

    Hoping for good news for you

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,078
    abacomike said:

    Tomorrow morning at 7:45, I have an appointment for a CT-Scan for my lumbar area to determine the next step to relieving my horrible back pain and following immediately after that, my PET-Scan for my entire body to check for any spread or recurrence of my liver cancer. That takes another 90 minutes because they have to inject a nuclear tracer into my body and allow it to be absorbed by my organs so they can detect anything abnormal.

    September 22nd will be 5 years since they removed 1 large and 2 smaller malignant tumors from my liver. The recurrence rate of the type of cancer I had is 75% within 5 years. So I am praying the cancer-free status I have lived through continues.

    We’re all pulling for you.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWMember Posts: 3,183
    @abacomike, wishing you the best with a great report tomorrow.
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,083
    abacomike said:

    Tomorrow morning at 7:45, I have an appointment for a CT-Scan for my lumbar area to determine the next step to relieving my horrible back pain and following immediately after that, my PET-Scan for my entire body to check for any spread or recurrence of my liver cancer. That takes another 90 minutes because they have to inject a nuclear tracer into my body and allow it to be absorbed by my organs so they can detect anything abnormal.

    September 22nd will be 5 years since they removed 1 large and 2 smaller malignant tumors from my liver. The recurrence rate of the type of cancer I had is 75% within 5 years. So I am praying the cancer-free status I have lived through continues.

    Wishing you the best.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,732
    +5.....one for each of the above :)

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,072
    Good luck on the testing, Mike.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,017

    abacomike said:

    Tomorrow morning at 7:45, I have an appointment for a CT-Scan for my lumbar area to determine the next step to relieving my horrible back pain and following immediately after that, my PET-Scan for my entire body to check for any spread or recurrence of my liver cancer. That takes another 90 minutes because they have to inject a nuclear tracer into my body and allow it to be absorbed by my organs so they can detect anything abnormal.

    September 22nd will be 5 years since they removed 1 large and 2 smaller malignant tumors from my liver. The recurrence rate of the type of cancer I had is 75% within 5 years. So I am praying the cancer-free status I have lived through continues.

    We’re all pulling for you.
    Absolutely, good news to follow.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,304

    Good luck on the testing, Mike.

    Ditto.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2018 330i xDrive

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 12,848

    Good luck Mike.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,078
    edited August 3

    I always wondered why AZ doesn’t build some big reservoirs to catch all that water for later.

    They did, more than a hundred years ago. It's called the Salt River Project, and it supplies power and water for much of the Phoenix area. Without it, Phoenix in its present form, couldn't exist.

    Regarding the floods -- There was as much as 4+ inches of rain in under a day in an area that's lucky to get ten inches a year. Even up in the high country where I live it's turning out to be a pretty wet monsoon, unlike the last couple of years.

    The Southwest in general, and Arizona in particular, gets a true monsoon every summer during which the prevailing west winds shift and the moisture from the south comes up into the desert and beyond, just like in India. AZ gets a significant portion of the year's moisture during the monsoon in good years; during a drought, not so much. Problem is that the monsoon rains are thunderstorms, and a lot of rain comes down all at once -- not like a nice gentle two-day rain that yields up a couple of inches of rain.

    I never knew about that project since places like Hoover dam get all the press but it makes sense that AZ would have to impound large amounts of water. Certainly Phoenix couldn’t exist without it.

    I was thinking more small scale. I’ve seen many images of flash floods coming down arroyos and thought it was wasted water. I don’t know how feasible it would be to build small dams on those seasonal water courses and let the water just sink into the water table.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • dad23dad23 ColoradoMember Posts: 707
    @abacomike - best of luck with the testing and hoping for the "all clear"
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 44,059
    With Mikes luck, I wouldn’t be surprised if they found Jim Hoffa in there with the scan!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,072


    I was thinking more small scale. I’ve seen many images of flash floods coming down arroyos ...

    "Arroyo."

    Sounds like a good name for a car model. "I just bought a great Arroyo. Got a good deal."

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 200,873


    I was thinking more small scale. I’ve seen many images of flash floods coming down arroyos ...

    "Arroyo."

    Sounds like a good name for a car model. "I just bought a great Arroyo. Got a good deal."

    Or, a baseball pitcher.. Bronson Arroyo

    Edmunds Price Checker
    Edmunds Lease Calculator
    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!

    Edmunds Moderator

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 15,959


    I was thinking more small scale. I’ve seen many images of flash floods coming down arroyos ...

    "Arroyo."

    Sounds like a good name for a car model. "I just bought a great Arroyo. Got a good deal."

    Hope it wasn't a flood car. :D

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • bwiabwia Greater BostonMember Posts: 2,862
    What if Highways Were Electric? Germany Is Testing the Idea.
    I like the idea but it does not seem practical with many trucks using the road at the same time.
    tiple

    https://vp.nyt.com/video/2021/07/28/94996_1_00electricroad_wg_720p.mp4
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZMember Posts: 5,186
    Lots of big cities used to have trolley buses -- Edmonton had many of them back in the '80s, but they're all gone now. No doubt they'll spend a fortune putting something similar back in eventually, much as street cars were ripped out only to be replaced decades later by tram lines.

    Don't seek logic where none exists.
    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 15,959
    Halifax had trolleys (rubber-tired Brill coaches) from 1949 to 1970. I remember riding on them as a little kid. The problem cited at the time as a reason for replacing them with diesel buses was that is was very expensive to expand the system to areas of new service, which I guess was true, and it required riders to change vehicles if going from a new area to the downtown core where the trolleys ran. Still though, I have to think it was just easier to get rid of them than to try to figure out solutions to that problem.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulMember Posts: 1,026
    edited August 3
    Toronto still has streetcars, and continues to modernize/upgrade the fleet.

    They can be inefficient at times as they're subject to traffic conditions. I was there with a group while the 2006 World Cup was going on (not locally), and we took the streetcar out to High Park for a function one afternoon. When it came time to head back downtown, our host reminded us that we passed through Little Portugal, and that would make a slow return as Portugal had won a big match that night... so we made our way to the nearest subway station and took the train back.
    2015 Acura RDX AWD / 2013 VW Jetta 2.5SE
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,732
    The last streetcar rode the rails in Toronto in 2019. But, they were there when you were there in 2006 ronsteve. I remember in the old days the driver would have to get out occasionally to put the poles back up when it got detached.......what a pain. And, do we really want ugly wires everywhere?

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 200,873
    Cincinnati has streetcars
    Portland, OR has streetcars

    Edmunds Price Checker
    Edmunds Lease Calculator
    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!

    Edmunds Moderator

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,732
    I think the solar powered buses we saw in Luxembourg are the best. They have dedicated lanes so they get through faster. Since they don't operate on tracks or wires you can reroute them if necessary for temporary or long term situations.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,078


    I was thinking more small scale. I’ve seen many images of flash floods coming down arroyos ...

    "Arroyo."

    Sounds like a good name for a car model. "I just bought a great Arroyo. Got a good deal."

    I can see the ads now. Something like this perhaps:

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,083
    driver100 said:

    I think the solar powered buses we saw in Luxembourg are the best. They have dedicated lanes so they get through faster. Since they don't operate on tracks or wires you can reroute them if necessary for temporary or long term situations.

    Solar powered buses? Do the passengers get out and push when it has to go through a tunnel?

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,090

    '21 Wrangler 4xE, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited, '10 Escape XLT v6. 56-car history and counting!

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 29,732
    Today on the radio they were discussing...is it proper etiquette that if you see an EV all charged up at a charging station and if you need the charging station........should you remove the drivers charging connection and attach it to your car.
    Tesla owners called in and said only the owner can remove the charger from a Tesla, and an app will tell the owner when his car has been charged...about 34 minutes.
    Also some comments that using a super charger is harder on the battery and it will wear out faster if used.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • laurasdadalaurasdada Member Posts: 3,883
    When my A7e is locked, the charging plug is also locked in the car's charging port. Of course, vandalism likely could separate it.
    I've also read superchargers are harder on batteries life. Audi recommends (like many) to only charge to 80% capacity for daily use, save 100% for longer trips.

    A fond, but bittersweet adieu to my '13 Jaguar XF. And so, I present this laurel, and hearty handshake to the new boss; '21 Audi A7 PHEV. '09 Jag XK , '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco ; all special to me. And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... I've yet to buy a car I didn't like. Although, do I really want to drive a car that would have someone such as me as its owner?

  • bwiabwia Greater BostonMember Posts: 2,862
    edited August 3

    Perhaps you guys missed this short 30 second video. But the Electrified truck uses a dedicated far right lane and moves down the highway at a rather brisk pace. My question is how many trucks can be hooked up to that overhead contraption simultaneously. Click here https://vp.nyt.com/video/2021/07/28/94996_1_00electricroad_wg_720p.mp4
    And here is the original NY Times article. Enjoy: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/03/business/electric-trucks-catenary-wire.html

Sign In or Register to comment.