I have no desire to top others stories and these days and I am also regularly seeing figures between 5 and 6 with mid 4's on fast motorway journeys. But my flabber was well and truly gasted the other day. I was leaving a tiny village near Clitheroe with around five miles of narrow lanes to get to the A59. It was a warm day and there were no hills around.
Just as I set off a tractor pulled out in front and created a roadblock but also enabled us both to proceed very sedately, without stopping along those single-track roads as every other car simply gave way to let us through. Just as I approached the main road I glanced down and saw 8.1.
I pointed that out to my wife and it immediately dropped to 8.0 and then 7.9 as I pulled onto the main road. 10 miles of A59 and then 15 miles of a very busy M6 brought it down to 5.9 then back to 6.0 over the next 3 miles of B roads, including a long downhill section in Parbold, but even that is truly impressive. These cars are unbelievable at times.
drive nicely and you might even see it nudge 6 in town at this time of year..
It makes you realise that Nissan really did waste their head start and sit on their laurels for far too long. The 'new' leaf isn't really all that new at all
Coming from a Leaf I’m also impressed in how accurate the GOM is - yesterday car charged to 100% GOM read 180 miles, drove to destination 90 miles away and had 90 mile range and 50% battery left ! I must admit I gave it a quick top up at an InstaVolt on the return journey where it was charging at 42kw which was not bad.
Speed, aero, rolling resistance and weight are all factors. In the summer my e-Up! gives me 5+ kWh on a regular basis, that's thanks to lower weight and better rolling resistance (or lack of) in comparison with more expensive cars.
I also owned a Leaf 30 prior to the Ioniq, I’m amazed I constantly get above 5 miles/kWh in the Ioniq driving in normal mode with the a/c on. The absolute best I ever did in the Leaf was 4.8 miles/kWh and that was in eco mode driving like a nun with no a/c.