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ID3 Style Pure Performance range-ometer untrustworthy

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I bought my ID3 in May 2021 and took it home at the end of September. Max range as advertised is 217 miles, but the reality is simply nothing like it. I find the experience of driving the car stressful, as I can simply not believe what the range-ometer says. Take today - it’s 2.5degrees and a full charge only have me 161 miles (in eco mode). For every mile I drive it’s taking at least three off the range. So that 161 miles might only be 50 miles in reality. And that’s with the air con off!
So that put an end to me using the car for a relatively short 100 mile trip - I had to rent a petrol instead (because on top of the ID3’s lies, you can’t find a reliable charging station on the M11).
Honestly, I think this WLVT business is the next car scam. We had it with diesel emissions and now it’s battery range. 217 miles!? Try 100 just about in fair weather!
I feel I’ve been seriously conned into buying what turns out to be a very expensive car for a city runaround.
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What's the miles per kWh average the car is showing? Multiply that by 40 then you have a reasonable idea of what it will actually do not what a random range meter says it might or might not. Plus a bit left over.
I'd do a continuous 50 mile journey or so to get an idea of what it's like. It should be able to do that easily from full. See how much battery is left when you get back. It will give you a more realistic idea of that it does on longer journeys.
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