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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!
 

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I rarely charge above 80% SoC so my GOM numbers would be higher if I let the car charge to 100%. In the summer I routinely see 145 miles on the GOM. I think I have driven on the motorway for 125 miles and had about 15 miles left on the GOM. But I usually drive at high speed at some point during the pack cycle so I will not see 181.
 

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At this time of yr I have seen 187ml on the GOM after charging but more normally see 160s but would always plan my journey on 140mml providing no heating/cooling will be necassary and not allowing for win direction for which i would reduce/increase by up to 10% if very strong
 

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I saw 170 plus the other day after a full charge. Mind you, my other half had driven it the day before and hadn't switched on the A/C. I get about 5m/KW with my style without motorway. In the winter I could only get about 3.8. Only second time I drove it yesterday since March 23 as I'm an isolating old f*rt.
 

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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!
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.
 

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Don’t EV’s love the warm weather !.
I like the way it just Barely “Sip’s” at the juice In the warmer weather.
Great in the summer, but when the colder temperatures return its leaves you scratching your head at where all the range has suddenly disappeared too ?.
You have got to LOVE that GOM !.
 

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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.
 

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I got 179 showing at first full charge after getting my e-Golf this week (used 2018). I have also gone for 41psi for the tyres, so hoping to maximise the range.
 

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The actual mileage I got from the 181 miles on the GOM. 139 miles round trip with 20 miles left, and 41psi in the tyres. Giving 5.1mi/kWh at An average speed of 41MPH
 

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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.
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 😊
 

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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 😊
Same for me- the car loves local driving, but it’s nice to know the rapid chargers are there for the odd long trip
 

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During lockdown I was averaging 160 miles, with i think my maximum was 176. But now I am back at work and hitting the M/Ways again on my daily 70 mile round trip comute I am seeing a steady 135. But also bear in mind I have 18" wheels fitted with 225 wide pirelli tyres fitted
 

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I've been seeing between 150-180 the past three months but that is mainly due to not being in a rush to go places and the first couple of months having very little distance to cover.

It still impresses me what can be had from a 32 kWh useable battery. I want 50 kWh though!
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.

I do actually wonder if Mazda's MX-30 (especially if it gets a rotary Rex) is not the daftest idea in the world for most people (and yes I know its probably marketing spin and they don't want to shoot their ICE sales in the foot).
 

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It's nice seeing that larger predicted range on the GOM with the warmer ambient temperatures !.
We will all be wondering where our range has disappeared too when the weather takes a turn for the worst.
The GOM gets a busy life in the U.K. trying to keep up with the every changing weather conditions.
One week +32 Degrees, following week we could have snow and 0 Degrees.
Poor old GOM, it does not know if it's on it's head, or it's arse ! :ROFLMAO:.
Reminds me of that phase :- "Think of a number between 1 and 10, then double it .......".
You knowhow the rest go's :eek:.
 

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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
Yes, and I’ve said as much on here a few times.

Whilst I do occasionally get a little frustrated with the e-Golf range, I’m sitting here 172 miles from home and will need a charge stop later on when I go home, I’m happier overall knowing that I’m ‘sweating the asset’ and making full use of the battery.

I’ve still got dried tears on my iPad screen from when I read of somebody planning to buy a Kona to cover their 5-6k miles a year usage.

Obviously, people can buy what they want, but I do shake my head quietly when I think of all the batteries tied up in longer range EVs that will never be used until V2G happens, so possibly never.

It‘s a bit like living in a house the size of a hotel all year so that you’re ready for when the family come round at Christmas. Handy at that time of year, but quite wasteful the rest of it.
 

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I just think people who are diving into an EV for the first time and are not restricted by budget, will buy a EV with a range that far exceeds their actual needs.
It’s the fear of the unknown really, frightened of running out of range.
After having the car a while, they soon grow in confidence and realise that a smaller battery would have done the job just fine !.
The same people start off by charging their batteries almost every single day almost, regardless if the car needs it or not !.
They just have to see that battery showing full, before they set off on any journey.
Potentially having almost 200 miles of range to go to the paper shop and back.
This is not a new thing, some folks have carried out the same process on a ICE cars for years.
Fill the tank to max, as soon as it drops to half, fill it back to full again !.
Habits of a life time can be hard to break.
Like the old sayings goes, “You Can’t Teach A Old dog, New Tricks”.:ROFLMAO:
 

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I got 6m/kWh on the way to wor in the heat last week. But 5 on the way home. 20 degrees on way but it was parked in full sun and 30 on the way home so a.c. sapped the battery. Had a few 6 journeys of late. No traffic Clement weather.
 
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