|State of Charge||Miles Driven||Est. Remaining Range||Miles Driven + Est.|
|100%||0 miles||241 miles||241 miles|
|75%||61 miles||184 miles||225 miles|
|50%||116 miles||124 miles||240 miles|
|25%||169 miles||166 miles||235 miles|
|2%||230 miles||4 miles||234 miles|
I agree its great news. I think we can get 280+, and that happens to be the number that Audi has been talking up for the new Q4 etron which has the same MEB platform, same battery size, but 300hp AWD. I think Audi achieved that range with it on the WLTP test which is easier than the EPA one.That is extremely encouraging! I also like the consistent estimate during the drive.
Given range correction estimates based on generic EV experience, one would have expected 190-200 miles at 70 mph and mid 40s temperature, starting from the 250 mile EPA range.
Can we hope to achieve 280+ miles at lower speeds and 70°F?
Nope. That’s not a review of the AWDI agree its great news. I think we can get 280+, and that happens to be the number that Audi has been talking up for the new Q4 etron which has the same MEB platform, same battery size, but 300hp AWD. I think Audi achieved that range with it on the WLTP test which is easier than the EPA one.
Edit: I found this early review for the ID.4 AWD that says they got 323 miles range on that WLTP test:
VW ID.4 Prototype 'Brilliantly Responsive' in First Drive
From that link:Nope. That’s not a review of the AWD
Again, not a review result, just a WLTP estimate.From that link:
Volkswagen says models with the 77-kWh battery boast a range of up to 323 miles (520 km) on the WLTP test cycle.
WLTP has no relevance to real world performance, just for comparing one vehicle to another. 290 miles WLTP is probably going to be 230 EPA.Added note: That was reallly early, now that the ID.4 is out, the RWD models in UK got officially rated 310 miles range on WLTP. The press are estimating the AWD will be 290 WLTP.
Well its the number the rest of the world uses and represents more city driving than the EPA test. Except Tesla whose EPA are 10% higher than WLTP, so to compare anyone elses to Tesla numbers is whats not fair. According to the experts the best real world number would be the average of the WLTP and EPA, so for the ID.4 = 280. And that WLTP is more consistent way to compare across brands.WLTP has no relevance to real world performance, just for comparing one vehicle to another. 290 miles WLTP is probably going to be 230 EPA.
At those very low temps, I'm curious if a heat pump would even help. I'm not up on the latest and greatest heat pump tech so I can't comment on what exterior temperature a heat pump stops being effective, but at some low temperature they would have to switch back to resistive heatingA guy in Norway posted he was getting 224 miles, but his ID4 had a heat pump.
Has anyone done a 80mph highway test?Summing it up : 230 miles from 100% to 2% with temps at 40-48 degrees F. Here's the chart:
State of Charge Miles Driven Est. Remaining Range Miles Driven + Est. 100% 0 miles 241 miles 241 miles 75% 61 miles 184 miles 225 miles 50% 116 miles 124 miles 240 miles 25% 169 miles 166 miles 235 miles 2% 230 miles 4 miles 234 miles
Not bad at all.
Not that I have seen, but ABRP does the best job of estimating range I have seen, so I did a test from Sierra Blanca TX to El Paso (nice link to the test here) which is 80mph and flat, and it estimates 2.74m/kwh which equals a range of 211. That 19mi or about 10% drop is about what I expect when going 80 versus 75.Has anyone done a 80mph highway test?