Speak EV - Electric Car Forums banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi Everyone,

I've had a Level 2 Mini Electric for a few weeks now.
Overall I love it! But I am struggling to get anymore than 100 miles out of the range.
Maybe I need to spend more time in Green+ mode, but I'm wondering if anyone else with a Mini Electric is getting more range than me?
 

·
Registered
2016 Nissan LEAF SL
Joined
·
1,102 Posts
It's a ~30kWh battery isn't it? That sounds about right going by what I can get out of a Nissan LEAF which has about the same battery capacity.

Range will improve a little in the summer with dry roads, less wind, and no need for the heating. Likewise as we go into winter your range will get worse with wind and rain/ice, cold temperatures and the use of the heater.

Obviously make full use of regenerative braking and plan ahead to help maximise your range. Take it easy by accelerating gently and dropping your speed a little on the motorway. Use the preconditioning feature where possible while plugged in. Set your heater to a comfortable temperature rather than hot. Make sure the tyres are at the correct pressure. These will all also help out trying to go a little further between charges.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,370 Posts
Oh, and cut your speed. 5 MPH lower speed on fast roads will give you 10% greater range. Or just accept the lower range? :devilish:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Thanks, this al helps. For 90% of journeys this range is fine, and I love the performance of the car.
 

·
i3 with Range Extender (EREV) Sept 2014
Joined
·
1,695 Posts
1 mile per % easy to remember :) , 12 days so far and furthest I have been is 91 miles and I had 23% battery left.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
250 Posts
You should easily get 4 miles/KWH in the Mini with fun driving and normal mode. This equates to around 120 miles. I suspect most drivers are getting this sort of range? I know I am?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
I think it is quite dependent on terrain and distance driven. We live in hilly West Yorks and most of our trips are short 5-8 miles and in summer we were getting around 100 miles range and currently it is nearer 90. Most of this driving is just pottering around and we use high regeneration. If we do longer journeys we find the range holds up better, but I think this is because the roads driven are less hilly then.

To be honest I was expecting this sort of mileage and it is not a problem for us, as it still gives us around a week's driving out of a charge. When we are on a fun road we make use of the car's potential, normally in Sport mode, and range will drop more as you would expect, but again not a problem.

Had the car 7 months now and it still ticks all the boxes for us.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top