Yes it's quite new, it's a 2018 model.
I have used a lot of pulse and glide, very gentle on the pedal.
Maybe temperature also was helping , 20 °C , not too hot or too cold for the battery maybe.
On normal day path home->school->work->home i can reach 35-40 Km on a single charge very easily.
What's the optimum speed for efficiency? In an ICE it is usually mid fifties as the car gets into its top gear and the revs are neither too high nor low.You’ll never get anywhere near full range if on a motorway.
Good question, but I think the distance is probably rated at town speeds of 30-40. Range drops off rapidly when you go faster.What's the optimum speed for efficiency? In an ICE it is usually mid fifties as the car gets into its top gear and the revs are neither too high nor low.
We don't have revs or gears so how does 30mph, for example, compare with 40mph or 20?
I drive about five miles each way along the A4/M4 each day. I go at 40, because that's the limit. If I were in an ICE car, I think I'd be getting better mpg at 40 than 30. If my dodgy maths is correct, I'd lose two minutes by driving at 30, but would I save battery?Good question, but I think the distance is probably rated at town speeds of 30-40. Range drops off rapidly when you go faster.
Quick experiment this morning.yes definitely .. specially if you have an occasional uphil driving ..
Quick experiment this morning.
Flat straight road, 20°.
Cruise control at 30mph was showing as between 11 and 12 kWh/100km. Cruise at 40 between 16 and 18 kWh/100km.
That's quite a significant difference. 40mph using almost 50% more battery than 30.
I can totally see where people are coming from, trying to eek out every last drop of battery range but...
A/C off, Traction off, eco pro & driving miss Daisy everywhere. That totally takes any fun & enjoyment out of the car for me. I'd much rather lose an extra mile or two or electric range but, at least enjoy the (relaxing cooled safe) driving experience getting from A to B