4000 miles and counting here
Welcome to Speak EV.I am managing to get 94 miles across country before the REX starts. Unfortunately my sister in law is 125 miles away and the only charge point at an appropriate distance is at a horrible Little Chef..... SO I have used about 10 litres of fuel in 3000 miles... Still happy & trying to use it as our only car.
My Mk1 2012 is on 3 year lease and is up next August; current i3 lead time circa 6 months. Let's be clear; I LOVE the LEAF and if the 2015 model had the upgraded battery I'd be getting that; but the 150 mile LEAF is not out to 2016...Hi Grant,
I'm afraid I haven't done better than 84 electric miles before the REx fired up but all of the long journeys requiring REx that I've done so far have been up the A1 and I'm a bit too impatient to sit at slow speeds so that's been with 70mph set on the cruise. I'm not the best advert for the i3
The biggest number I've seen on the range predictor is 102 miles but that probably doesn't mean much.
There are some guys on the i3 forum who have posted some bigger ranges. A Dutch guy (username Lecram) has done 116 miles before his Rex came on and a guy from Germany (fd11409) is consistently posting similar mileages. There are also quite a few Americans in the i3 facebook group who have done well over 100 miles but I have the feeling their average speeds are very low although I admit I've got a lot to learn about driving an EV efficiently so maybe not.
Are you looking to make a change from your LEAF or just keeping an eye on things?
[Without any sarcasm intended] Was it worth spending the extra £3K for those 10 miles? (Less than 0.5%)2500 miles used the Rex for 10 miles.