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1) Allowing for the fact that, as we all know, many factors affect attainable range figures, what results are y o u getting and over what sort of terrain and temperature?

2) In eco mode, is the top speed limited and, if so, to what max?

3) Spongy brakes and initial lag when pressing the pedal - many road test reports mention these factors but what is y o u r experience in this connection? (What plate in your case?)
 

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21 plate GT here
1. Ours is a pool car, and we're getting around 150 miles from it with heavy footed lads driving it
2. I believe 80mph, but ours always gets put into Sport as soon as they get in
3. Totally opposite. Every time I drive it I nearly nut the windscreen, the brakes are so sharp. When I get back in my own car, I wonder why it's taking so long to slow down!
 

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Owner(s) of a 4 month old e-208 here. In warmer weather expect 170-190 mile range in Normal mode. 130-150 miles in winter for urban/semi-urban-including dual carriage ways, driving. Not yet done a long motorway journey in one but with efficiency of around 3.0-3.2 miles per kWh expect around 110-130 mile range at motorway speeds.

Only use Eco if you are almost on empty and are trying to eke out the last few miles of range, otherwise Eco just softens throttle response and is often counter productive as you end up just pushing the throttle pedal harder and longer to make progress which ruins your range! Normal is the default /starting mode in the e-208. If you activate Sport mode it gives you the full 134bhp motor power. Normal mode gives you around 115bhp I think which is more than enough as torque is still good in either mode and plenty good enough for shooting away from a standstill such as at traffic lights.

Have not done a top speed run yet.

The brakes definitely have "dead space/travel" at the top on first pushing the brake pedal, nothing much happens, so you tend to push a bit harder and then they are over-servoed which means that you really do brake HARD without meaning to. Will get used to it. No issues with their stopping power. They are very effective. Just can be hard to modulate until you get used to them.
 

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Thank you for taking time to provide me with such an interesting and informative response. Appreciated.
 

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Remember that braking doesn’t apply the brake pads to the disc unless smashing the pedal

it’s all regen

so sharp braking isn’t really a thing

plus you want to transfer all that deceleration energy into the battery and not turn it into heat

JJ
 
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