Managed to get a record 181 miles on the GOM when fully charged today.
What’s your record?
What’s your record?
One of those Kriezel systems would do the trick. Here's hoping a company springs up within the next few years that can do battery swaps. Using our old ones for trading in, then adding in a 50kwh pack into the same space that's currently used for the 35. Just like they have done with the Zoe more than doubling their capacity over the years without compromising the car space. The Golf for me is still a little shy of my ideal range. I personally would like a car that can do 170 genuine 70mph M/way miles. That would mean I can travel from my home to Dublin Airport in one fast stint ( when we go on holiday every year we usually end up flying out of Dublin). And before everyone starts jumping on me that they cant hold their bladder for that long. I have been doing this run for many years which takes me 2hrs:30 mins to cover the 150 miles into the airport. I would need the spare 20 miles so I can jump on a charger when I get back into the airport omw home.I think it showed something like 187 on the day I picked it up a year ago.
I got 142 actual last week, with 10 miles still showing, but that was with some careful driving and sitting at lorry speeds the last 35-40 miles or so.
It still impresses me what can be had from a 32 kWh useable battery. I want 50 kWh though!
Same here, I don't think it's designed to be a "convenient" long distance car. Still, that's not what I bought it for, so I'm happy 😊I get 155 showing in the GOM after full charge.
I’m amazed at how the car loves hard acceleration around the towns and hilly areas near me - getting 4.8mi/kWh, but as soon as I hit the dual carriageway the economy dives to 3.5mi/kWh, even at a steady 60-65. Pumped tyres up from 36 to 41psi today so will see how this changes things in the coming days.
I wonder if its a case of be careful what you wish for with larger battries as the range gain is offset against the extra weight of those batteries (plus extra cost), which in part explains the middling ranges of the PSA EVs with their 15kWh of extra usable energy aren't exactly that far off what you can achive in an e-Golf (a 28kWh Ioniq wind knife would probably crush a PSA car in a Bjorn challenge). I currently have a £1,650 range extender (10 year old BMW 320D Touring a mate sold me on the cheap when my Soul EV went off lease in April) which I can use on the rare occasion I need to go beyond the bounds of the e-Golf and for tip runs, but I would say it will only get used 10-15% of the time now neither I (nor the wife) need to commute to our places of work in Manchester and Leeds.It still impresses me what can be had from a 32 kWh useable battery. I want 50 kWh though!
Yes, and I’ve said as much on here a few times.I wonder if its a case of be careful what you wish for with larger battries as the range gain is offset against the extra weight of those batteries (plus extra cost), which in part explains the middling ranges of the PSA EVs