How easily/often did you achieve the manufacturer quoted MPG in a petrol/diesel car? That'll give you a rough idea of how achievable the quoted 200+ mile range is/So does that mean it will never achieve the 200+ ?
Variability in the Guess O Meter is expected. The GOM makes a guess as the how far you might drive, based on past driving and the state of charge (how full the battery is).Hi there picked up my corsa yesterday
Full charge at the dealer showed 197 miles
I drove it home and did 44 miles
after a full recharge this morning it shows 197 miles
I was expecting to see the advertised range of over 200 - is this normal ?
Edited to fix the units, kW is power, kWh is energy.Just completed a 484 mile round trip in my Corsa-e this weekend. Started out on Friday at 90% SoC with temperature at 12 degC, dry roads. GoM (for what it’s worth) showed 147 miles range. Apart from 2-3 miles at each end on B roads, it was all dual-carriageway or motorway (A14/M6).
Stopped after about 50 minutes at BP Newmarket and used a forlorn looking Ecotricity charger while I got a coffee. It took 3 attempts to get it working but eventually gave a reasonable 41kW over the 23 minutes I was there. I had been intending to top up at Extra services Cambridge but thought I’d check this location out and bladder needs etc.
Departed with 83% SoC with the intention of stopping next at the new Instavolt chargers at Corley Northbound on the M6. Arrived there with about 20% SoC and charged at an empty bank of 6 chargers to 85% SoC. The Instavolt was actually giving 53kW, and Charged for about 42 minutes while had my lunch.
I had planned to make one more stop before my destination as I wanted to arrive with around 30%-40% SoC at my destination. On this leg, I encountered torrential rain and a temperature drop down to 7 deg C as I passed through a cold front. I was going to stop at Sandbach Co-Op which has a BP rapid but decided to stop at Sandbach services instead. There were 2 Ecotricity chargers there and one of them was a very new looking twin head unit so used that for a quick, effortless, charge back to 80% SoC for about 20 minutes whilst I discharged and replenished fluids.
Arrived at destination comfortably with around 50% SoC and the trip meter showing an average consumption of 3.2 miles/kWh whilst maintaining 65 mph for most of the trip. Not bad considering the very heavy rain, blustery, quartering wind and temperature drop into single figures.
Return journey yesterday started out with 70% SoC with blustery, quartering, winds but temp at 14 deg C and dry/damp roads. Stopped at Keele services on M6 at the tatty looking Ecotricity chargers and topped up for 45 minutes at a disappointingly slow 35kW charge speed. That took me up to 84% SoC.
Next pit stop was an Instavolt on the A14 near Kettering. Again, the Instavolt delivered at its max speed of over 50kW. I topped up to 85% which took 35 minutes, which is perfect for a pit stop.
Arrived home and the trip computer showed an average consumption of 3.7 miles/kWh. If I average both trips out and considering the abysmal weather for part of the outbound journey that’s 3.45 miles/kWh, which, with a 47kWh actual usable battery, that gives a motorway range of 162 miles. Under ideal conditions, I could do the journey with one stop if I start out with 100% SoC and plan on recharging to 85% around half way but I’d arrive with a low SoC and would still need to find a rapid charger the next day if I needed to use the car whilst at the destination.
I know that I can easily get 230+ miles around town on a full charge. My other trip meter which hasnt been reset since I got the car 8 months ago is showing an average consumption of 3.7 miles/kWh from a start of 4.5 miles/kWh. As the temperatures get better, I can see that going back up to a respectable 4 miles/kWh for an all year round average by the time we get to the end of July.