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Just back in Warrington after picking ID3 Life up from Cambridge at 4pm.. 179 miles, no stops, 30miles left on the range. So all a-roads and mainly motorway.

Heating on at 18 all the way back, heated steering wheel and seat on (i have a heat pump).

Temperature was 7-9c all the way. ACC set at 65 for the first half then i just cruised at 70 the rest of the way.

It was dark all the way back - lights were good.

ACC and lane assist worked fantastically - ACC seemed to work better than the e-golf.

Super quiet, very refined, sat nav worked fine. Seemed to be updated to latest software issue.

No keys turn like my e-golf, start stop in the cabin.

Ambient lighting worked well with 2 tones available across many colours.

Its an easy 200 mile plus car.

Nothing negative to say! Enjoyed the journey!
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I’d be interested in what software version you have.
I’d be surprised if you haven’t got the standard 0564 as the bug fix 0570 is only issued for specific bugs and ME2 isn’t ready yet.
 

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Just back in Warrington after picking ID3 Life up from Cambridge at 4pm.. 179 miles, no stops, 30miles left on the range. So all a-roads and mainly motorway.

Heating on at 18 all the way back, heated steering wheel and seat on (i have a heat pump).

Temperature was 7-9c all the way. ACC set at 65 for the first half then i just cruised at 70 the rest of the way.

It was dark all the way back - lights were good.

ACC and lane assist worked fantastically - ACC seemed to work better than the e-golf.

Super quiet, very refined, sat nav worked fine. Seemed to be updated to latest software issue.

No keys turn like my e-golf, start stop in the cabin.

Ambient lighting worked well with 2 tones available across many colours.

Its an easy 200 mile plus car.

Nothing negative to say! Enjoyed the journey! View attachment 137775 View attachment 137776
Congrats!

Those figures are spookily similar to my results that I got on my first long trip, in similar temps.
 

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Looks great in white with alloys. I hope that you continue to enjoy it and the updates improve it further when they arrive. 👍
 

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Easy 200 mile car? You had the heating at 18C, whilst the most common UK temperature is 21C. You bought the version with a heat pump which is an expensive option that increases the real world range by 10% that most people won't select especially when it comes to lease cars. You drove half the journey 5mph below the speed limit. Most people would drive 5mph over the speed limit. So I would suggest that the id3 is most definitely not a year round 200mile car. Sure iif you go a little bit slower than usual, have a heat pump and select the cabin to be cooler than normal then yes it will work. But heated seats and heated steering wheels don't Hest up children in there booster seats/toddler seats. So family trips where you want the range people will have to put the heating up high anyway.
 

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I think it's early days to be judgemental yet! I've just in theory managed a 200 mile trip in October, cold, raining, in 38 kWh Ioniq. Similar drag coeff to ID.3 I believe. WLTP 193, VW is 260 ish. I hypermiled behind lorry, did 160 actual and arrived with 40 on the GOM. Was my 1st long trip in it so v cautious. Ioniq has heat pump. So I'm confident I can do a real 200 in ID.3 with 20 extra kWh (50% boost!) , Arrive with 20 on GOM (that's 5kWh I can't burn) and use remaining 15 kWh for more speed. Those w/o hpump lose appx 20 mile range = another 5kWh they can't burn, so only have 10 extra kWh for extra speed over hypermiling.
 

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Easy 200 mile car? You had the heating at 18C, whilst the most common UK temperature is 21C. You bought the version with a heat pump which is an expensive option that increases the real world range by 10% that most people won't select especially when it comes to lease cars. You drove half the journey 5mph below the speed limit. Most people would drive 5mph over the speed limit. So I would suggest that the id3 is most definitely not a year round 200mile car. Sure iif you go a little bit slower than usual, have a heat pump and select the cabin to be cooler than normal then yes it will work. But heated seats and heated steering wheels don't Hest up children in there booster seats/toddler seats. So family trips where you want the range people will have to put the heating up high anyway.
I’ve done 4 x long trips in mine now, which doesn’t have the heat pump option.

Last one was 183 miles over the Pennines and down the A1, keeping to speed limits and up with traffic, average speed over the trip was 57 mph.

I used 50 kWh and arrived home with 12% battery. I had the heating set to 21c, with AC on. Heated seat and wheel on all the way as well, it never got above 6c outside temp.

The only concession to economy was keeping my speed around 70mph on the A1, I was sometimes slightly over to get past slower traffic.

I think it’s quite easy to achieve 200 miles, even now in the current temps, and without a heat pump.
 

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What were the road conditions plz? Raining & wet all the way? Dry all the way? How much difference between wet and dry, other things being equal? IMWTK! 😃
 

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What were the road conditions plz? Raining & wet all the way? Dry all the way? How much difference between wet and dry, other things being equal? IMWTK! 😃
The last trip I just mentioned the roads were dry.

The first trip I did it was more than 50% wet, and mostly dark as well, and I did have the cabin at 23c for some reason!

It’s early days, but the wet trips seem to be about 0.2-3 kWh per mile worse than dry, but probably not enough data to be meaningful.

The first tip I’ve learnt is that the ‘Smart’ aircon setting seems very liberal with the fan speed, I set mine to standard climate on the menu, then manually set the fan to its lowest slider position which still puts out a meaningful amount of air. I think the auto settings run the HVAC fans too high.

This will all make more sense when you get your car I’m sure! One thing I’ve noticed is that sometimes the Smart aircon option isn’t there under the climate button, a software glitch no doubt, but it does make me wonder what else isn’t optimised yet under the Beta software my car is running.
 

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Easy 200 mile car? You had the heating at 18C, whilst the most common UK temperature is 21C. You bought the version with a heat pump which is an expensive option that increases the real world range by 10% that most people won't select especially when it comes to lease cars. You drove half the journey 5mph below the speed limit. Most people would drive 5mph over the speed limit. So I would suggest that the id3 is most definitely not a year round 200mile car. Sure iif you go a little bit slower than usual, have a heat pump and select the cabin to be cooler than normal then yes it will work. But heated seats and heated steering wheels don't Hest up children in there booster seats/toddler seats. So family trips where you want the range people will have to put the heating up high anyway.
If you need/want an "easy 200 mile" car all year around wait for the bigger battery option (unless you need 5 seats) or the ID4.
 

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Just back in Warrington after picking ID3 Life up from Cambridge at 4pm.. 179 miles, no stops, 30miles left on the range. So all a-roads and mainly motorway.

Heating on at 18 all the way back, heated steering wheel and seat on (i have a heat pump).

Temperature was 7-9c all the way. ACC set at 65 for the first half then i just cruised at 70 the rest of the way.

It was dark all the way back - lights were good.

ACC and lane assist worked fantastically - ACC seemed to work better than the e-golf.

Super quiet, very refined, sat nav worked fine. Seemed to be updated to latest software issue.

No keys turn like my e-golf, start stop in the cabin.

Ambient lighting worked well with 2 tones available across many colours.

Its an easy 200 mile plus car.

Nothing negative to say! Enjoyed the journey! View attachment 137775 View attachment 137776
Is the lane keep assist on the life any good, read somewhere it's a dumbed down version on the base model? Does it actively steer to keep you centralised?
 

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Is the lane keep assist on the life any good, read somewhere it's a dumbed down version on the base model? Does it actively steer to keep you centralised?
Yes, it's a bit weird. It will correct your steering into the lane, but then just beeps at you not to do it again :LOL:
It's not any kind of self-driving aid as far as I can tell. I wonder if it will be a 'paid option' to update the software later?
 
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