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.. have some kind of MPG read out, so you know roughly how to match your drivinpg to your charge?

running out of charge is probably one of the main things I worry about. that and pronouncing 'squirrels' :)
 

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The Nissan Leaf has a great charge level indicator. While it does have 12 bars, it has the best numeric read-out next to the bars so you know exactly where you stand.

At the top, it says "1".

At the bottom, it says "0".

I kid you not. :confused:
 

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but how can you use this to adjust you driving style whilst driving? eg match style to current fuel/charge
 

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Wont this be just like a fuel gauge and range in a regular car? They never seem really precise and can only go on past behaviour too. Is it somehow more complex in an electric car? How do range extended vehicles handle this one? So many questions!
 

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We need to encourage manufactures to provide alternative displays which include Instantaneous KwH/mile or Km and average KwH/Mile this charge. I would like that in the Ampera as another selectable choice to add to the lifetime MPG and MPG this charge as 250+ tells me nothing when I'm not needing to use petrol. Anyone know what Tesla offer?
 

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My 2013 Leaf has an instant and average miles per kWh readout, very much like a MPG readout on an ICE car. I find it useful. Knowing that the leaf has a 24 kWh battery and I averaging say 4 miles per kWh gives me an idea of how I'm doing with range too.
 

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The 2013 Ampera has an instantaneous power consumption display that covers both the electric drive and the petrol engine (when running) in kw, very hard to keep the number low to extend the range. It also shows a negative figure which I presume means the regenerative braking although this does not always agree with the power flow display.
 

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Tesla has the most amazing set of read outs and graphs you can imagine. Very easy to tune your driving style to what you need to be using. The Roadster's are good but the Model S even better.
 
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