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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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I’ve found the gom to be pretty accurate in mine.
When it’s very cold the battery heater will eat quite a chunk in the first ten minutes then it should settle down. How fast were you driving? Defo worth putting it in eco to take the edge off the throttle(it changes the behaviour of the adaptive cruise a lot). I’d be surprised to see it drop below 3 miles per kWh unless you are pressing on. If you bought the smaller 45kwh battery I’d be expecting around 130-140 miles in very cold motorway driving.
The gom will adjust to your current driving conditions, so a couple of days a go it was warm, now it’s cold. If you reset the trip computer it will recalculate the range. The gom will jump around a bit for the first 10 minutes and then settle down. My car is an 58kwh, over Christmas I set out with around 70% charge and got it from Bristol to ogmore by sea and back in coldish, rainy, hilly South Wales motorway so I struggle to believe you can’t get 100 miles out of your car in the billiards table that is Norfolk! Short journeys on freezing cold days do not give an accurate representation of the cars range, as you get the energy cost of heating the battery and you are tuning it off before you have the chance to average out that cost over time.
I think (!) mine is a 48kwh but it could be 45kwh.
not to confuse things further but it’s both. The battery is 48kwh with a useable capacity of 45, I think mine is 62 but useable 58. A bit like how hard drives and camera sensors have a little bit that doesn’t get used, not sure why. Electronics is witchcraft 😆
I though advise was to always pull over. And you can get points for lane hogging so don’t think you are better than those who speed. Comes under careless driving for failing to keep left.
I’ve spent the day running reports for foi requests, so it’s nice to see someone else doing them 😆

Looks like they are allowed to speed operationally

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