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I've recently noticed that the Guess O Meter range in the ID.3 doesn't seem to have the sudden drop of dozens of miles as you set off.

Normally in my Leaf and e-Golf you'd get in off a fresh 100% charge, see the range at something real-world ridiculous (in the leaf something 85-90+, in the e-Golf 150+) and then within seconds or a couple hundred yards it kick down dozens of miles.

Obviously it would mainly be down to coming home at the end of a long efficient journey and then setting off with the heating or AC going and a bit of up hill outside my house.

I've not noticed this with the ID.3, in the colder months I've reliably had 190-205 on a fresh charge, and recently had 220-225 as it's warmed up. Then on setting off, not seeing any drop, even going from a long 100+ mile quite efficient drive to a quick morning 5 miles blast to the supermarket and back and only losing the correct number of miles.

I've always wondered about the way the GoM works out range, what it takes into account and how it weights all the information. The e-Golf always felt pessimistic (which is actually a good thing) meaning it always felt like you'd get what it said. The leaf is the opposite, it always feels like it's "If you drive like a granny you might be able to make it this far". The ID.3 feels more reasonable, using more data to give a more realistic guess.

How's everyone else feeling about the GoM?
 

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I think it’s a little pessimistic.

By that, I mean even when down to single figure advertised range, there is still a very large blue line in the available power bar.

In the CarWow test I think he managed to get quite a lot further on 0 miles GOM range before it genuinely stopped.
 

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I've just realised don't pay much attention to what it actually says or how quickly the miles drop.
I look at the battery % then decide whether to plug in or not.
Long trip coming up, make sure it is at 90% or more.
Normal running around, plug in if the charge is less than 50%.

Once lock down is over and we can start to get out for the day it may be different but at the moment the battery has more than enough range to do everything I need easily. I don't really pay much attention to the GOM unless it's getting low, or will be getting low. I'm one of those people who would prefer the battery % displayed on the dash more than the miles left, but I like doing sums in my head just to give it something to work out while driving on boring roads.
 

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but I like doing sums in my head just to give it something to work out while driving on boring roads.
Me too, on super long drives I know when I need to stop by how wrong I get it.

I think it’s a little pessimistic.

By that, I mean even when down to single figure advertised range, there is still a very large blue line in the available power bar.

In the CarWow test I think he managed to get quite a lot further on 0 miles GOM range before it genuinely stopped.
It's definitely the right side of things but it definitely seems better the the e-Golf which I swear did a weird thing where 11-9 miles switched to a different method. The number of time those 3 miles stretched out to 15 real world miles...
 
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