E-Niro 64kWh '4' since 9/20 (was Prius)
Not to burst your bubble but this is an average speed of 65mph. You can achieve this only by staying above 75 even 80mph for extended periods of time.It won't do 200 in winter.
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Started at 100%, pulled in for a charge and a rest at about 12% remaining.
Temps around 5C, lots of wind+rain at times, heater on 21/22C, motorway speeds between 65 and 80.
It might do it if you're prepared to draft trucks at 50mph or drive with no heating on.
Yes you can turn it off - Right paddle, more times you pull it, more it drops until no arrows means no regenerative braking....What are you on about here? You cannot turn regenerative braking off!
The only way is to drop into N and I certainly hope you are not doing that too often!
Braking while in Neutral won't use regen.Yes..but as soon as you touch the brake pedal you start getting regen, even in regen setting zero.
So the only way to have no regen would be to always completely coast up to roundabouts, give ways, stop signs etc etc (which would really annoy other road users), or maybe use the parking brake!?
I’m sorry but some of the things you are saying are totally misleading.True that the initial part of brake travel does do regen - but many can't modulate it to get max regen without using friction brakes which is hugely wasteful. I rarely touch the brake pedal on drives - maybe once in last 3 weeks?? Dont like thinking any of that energy will go into waste heat.
No you won't. Unless you are referring to the last 10 metres before coming to a complete standstill. The regenerative braking capacity is so high, you really need to slam on the brakes for the discs to be involved. In normal driving that just won't happen.if you just press the brake pedal routinely, sometimes you will use the mechanical brakes....
You've hit a very good point here. Just how much is your time worth per minute, and how often are you doing this 200 mile round trip? Once that is answered, if it is a regular occurrence, can you tell us what the average speed you achieve is for the full journey door-to-door each way? These are more important questions that often are missed, as 70mph will never be the average unless you start on the motorway, finish on the motorway and never have any congestion.So, if I'm going to have to stop somewhere for a top-up, am I better off buying something more like a Ioniq 38 or an MG5? Admittedly one of those would turn a 10 minute top-up into a slightly longer break, but I could save a good few £thousands on the cost of the car!
That's a good way to look at it... The e-Niro is (even second hand) very much at the top of my budget. (Possibly outside it, if my wife is looking!) I was trying to convince myself it was worth the extra if it would avoid the compromises of a smaller-range car - mainly having to rely on the rapid charger network (I've not had great experiences when I have used it!)You've hit a very good point here. Just how much is your time worth per minute, and how often are you doing this 200 mile round trip? Once that is answered, if it is a regular occurrence, can you tell us what the average speed you achieve is for the full journey door-to-door each way? These are more important questions that often are missed, as 70mph will never be the average unless you start on the motorway, finish on the motorway and never have any congestion.
If you do the journey once per month, or 12 times per year and you need to charge once on the return leg for 20 minutes, that is a total of 4 hours per year. £22k will get you a 20 plated Ioniq 38kWh, with less than 6k miles on it, vs £26k for 68 plated Kona 64kWh with 15k miles on it and less warranty left. So if you keep it 7 years you'll have used 28 hours of time, or spent over £142 per hour, and if you want to be pessimistic and call it 36 hours for 7years, then it is £111 per hour. You need to deduct the cost of the charge put into the car, but that would likely be less than £60 per year.
These are just random figures for you since the first question isn't yet answered, and obviously if your journey is time sensitive or you just hate not moving won't help you a great deal. I just though it is nice to see, I don't personally know many people who are paid £111+ per hour, food for thought!