I would recommend that EV owners look at today's Matt cartoon in the DT.
The drowned i3 might, when plugged in to charge, have a second life as an industrial immersion heater.In one of the TV news reports I saw a BMW i3 under water up to the bottom of the windows with the owner nearby. Yeah, that's not going to drive again....
I also saw many examples of people driving through water in normal hatchbacks/sedans where the water level was up well past the bumper to the grill... sure, you might make it to the other side of the flooded stretch of the road but I guarantee that car won't be working this time next week... Stupid...
From the manual:BMW i3 at 13 seconds - ok I take it back, not up to the windows but still half way up the door. Unless it's water proof like a boat that thing is scrap even if it initially appears to work after drying out...
AIUI it means you're displacing the water and making it shallower beneath the "engine" bay. Mostly of concern in an ICE with the air intake but if you'd also rather not unnecessarily flood the "bay of EV bits and bobs". But too slow and it won't form and too fast and it'll come back on you and make things worse, hence the comment about confidence and competence.Can someone please explain why this is considered a good thing?
It's either one of those very counterintuitive things or total bollocks and I'd like to know which.
But in ICE cars (and this 'advice' has been around for years) there's a big hole in the front where the cooling air goes in. A bow wave just replaces the air with water.AIUI it means you're displacing the water and making it shallower beneath the "engine" bay.
Diagram 3 illustrates it here: Driving in deep water - Drivingfast.netBut in ICE cars (and this 'advice' has been around for years) there's a big hole in the front where the cooling air goes in. A bow wave just replaces the air with water.
As to the shallower bit ... hm.
Who was that then? Are you doing a donald?Better inform them all that one poster on a forum says they're wrong
Absolutely.Still maintaining the view that it's better not to put yourself in a position where you have to care whether to create one or not.