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Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by garsh, Jan 12, 2017.

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  1. garsh

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    Most of us here know that electric cars have incredible torque at rest, but sometimes it's hard to quantify that.

    I own a Nissan Leaf. It currently has 16" wheels with snow tires installed. Front wheel drive, of course. The official 0-60mph time is about 10 seconds.

    Yesterday I lined up at a red light against a Subaru WRX with a manual transmission - a pretty fast (0-60 times around 5s), all-wheel drive car. When it turned green, we both punched it.

    I was actually out-accelerating him at first! Yes, me and my little crappy front-wheel-drive frog-faced eco-econobox! Of course, then he shifted into second gear and went flying by me. But it's still a fun aspect of electric cars.
     
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      Come on, @garsh, tell us the truth...? It's those G35 wheels, right?! :D
       
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        I have the original 16" Leaf wheels on right now with snow tires.
         
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          maybe it just remembered driving around with the G35 wheels and forgot it's place
           
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            yeah, the zero-to-30 acceleration is awesome! :)
             

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