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Just trying to reconcile the figures given for the e-208. It has a 45kWh battery (usable) so at 4.2mpkWh it should have done 189 miles. It was a hot day so they were using air conditioning. Would that account for the difference of 28 miles?
 

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Just trying to reconcile the figures given for the e-208. It has a 45kWh battery (usable) so at 4.2mpkWh it should have done 189 miles. It was a hot day so they were using air conditioning. Would that account for the difference of 28 miles?
Yes. The dash consumption usually doesn't include HVAC or accessories.
 

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Ahh the Honda E... I want to love it but it needs twice the range and half the price 😆
 

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208 is terrible still! I thought on my test drive it was thirsty, I would have thought that they might fix it with an update, but no
I doubt very much that any form of software update could ever improve aero or mechanical inefficiencies, also bear in mind its not a ground up EV.
The real question is how Honda a company once known for engineering excellence could put so much emphasis on form and so little on efficiency and (other than turning circle) function.
 

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Im sure if they used the last 40 minutes driving all the cars up and down a road at 20mph you could have added a good bit of range to any of them. They only seemed to do that with the zoe though.
 

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I doubt very much that any form of software update could ever improve aero or mechanical inefficiencies, also bear in mind its not a ground up EV.
The real question is how Honda a company once known for engineering excellence could put so much emphasis on form and so little on efficiency and (other than turning circle) function.
Tesla improve range and efficiency all the time through updates
 

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5 Popular EVs? Or 6 but I guess they couldn't be assed to test the Corsa? As for popular, how is that metric measured? Do they all have to be superminis? Seems so.... does that rule out anything other than supermini as popular in this test?
 

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It's a useful range test. Head to head at similar speeds in the same temperature. But I can't see how much was done for each car at motorway speeds vs slower speeds. I can't see myself getting 229 out of the Zoe on the motorway!

What matters to me is 'realistic motorway range in summer/ winter'. And actually, what matters even more is 'realistic motorway range in summer/ winter, with a single 20 minute stop' (ie a car that can charge at 125kw wins here).
 
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