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Had to take a trip for family business from Austin to OKC. There are Electrify America charges on the way and the one at Waco did not work at all. Went to White Settlement and charged there. Another id.4 was there and said that the chargers are usually slow and he was right. Got to Ardmore and had no issues and at Moore, one of the 350 kWh was down and never fixed for the 4 days we were there. Found Fransis Energy in ok and they are all over the state and work great when off the beaten path of the main interstates. On the way home, I charged up to 100% and it said I had 220 miles. The car went about that far. I went to Denton and charged up. No issues and a Porsche Taycan parked next to me which was cool. Got to Waco and they were working and this is the first time I saw all of the stations used by vw, Volvo, Audi, and a Kia. I made it home and plugged my car in the home lvl2 charger and moved the slider to 80% before charging. This morning, it said 100% and only 225 miles range. Also, the green regen line was only green halfway up the line. Anyone knows what this is all about and why the charge is not going to 250 miles? What is the deal with the regen line?
 

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Just guessing in that the car is using past performance to calculate the expected range. My numbers vary from day to day it seems. As for the green line, when they battery is topped up it can only take so much regen, as you drive and lower the SOC the regen line should go all the way to the end again as the system has more room to take in the regen power
 
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I had a problem at an EA station once, too. There were 4 charging positions, three were angle-in spots, two of which were unusable due to the cable positioning in relation to the charge port. One was a pull in spot but the stand, again, was on the wrong side. The one I could use showing offline on the app so I couldn't get free charging, but it appeared to work if I was willing to swipe a credit card. I left for the next nearest EA location and had no issues. When I came back weeks later the maintenance crew was there and fixing the offline unit. As for your 80% observation, this had happened to a few of us, it seems the % needs to be set prior to the start of the charging session and doesn't always take during the first charge, but it'll work on subsequent charges, a bug that hopefully will be corrected.
 

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Concerning the car's mileage estimate, I know my gas-powered Tiguan always sets the "miles to empty" range based on my immediate prior use. I'll get a 450-plus mile range if I fill up right after a road trip, which will be wrong because I'm now back to city driving. Or if I fill up before I start a road trip, I'll get an incorrect 350 mile range indication based on prior city driving. Figures an EV is going to generate numbers also using its immediately prior experience, but with inverse results.
 

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Had to take a trip for family business from Austin to OKC. There are Electrify America charges on the way and the one at Waco did not work at all. Went to White Settlement and charged there. Another id.4 was there and said that the chargers are usually slow and he was right. Got to Ardmore and had no issues and at Moore, one of the 350 kWh was down and never fixed for the 4 days we were there. Found Fransis Energy in ok and they are all over the state and work great when off the beaten path of the main interstates. On the way home, I charged up to 100% and it said I had 220 miles. The car went about that far. I went to Denton and charged up. No issues and a Porsche Taycan parked next to me which was cool. Got to Waco and they were working and this is the first time I saw all of the stations used by vw, Volvo, Audi, and a Kia. I made it home and plugged my car in the home lvl2 charger and moved the slider to 80% before charging. This morning, it said 100% and only 225 miles range. Also, the green regen line was only green halfway up the line. Anyone knows what this is all about and why the charge is not going to 250 miles? What is the deal with the regen line?
They are correct. The mileage is based on the last or current most driving pattern. With in town driving and 80% charge we are getting 230 to 260 range depending on who drives the car. My wife has a lead foot so when she drives the mileage is down some. As far as the road trip driving, unlike an ICE car your mileage is worse in an electric vehicle. If you were getting 220 miles at freeway speeds that鈥檚 really good for any electric vehicle. As far as Electrify America goes, they do need some work with some of their charges
 

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I figured that was what was happening. Also, 5 people and a hatch full of luggage and a head wind. Still learning about the car and EV.
 

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So what did all those people do while you were charging?
Lots of options. Read a book. Go for a walk. Eat. Shop. Talk. Get lost in your phone. Listen to the radio. People even bring movies on a USB thumb drive and watch those.
 

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Shopped in Wal Mart, eat lunch and supper, and played on there phones.
 

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I鈥檝e found the range meter really accurate- if you鈥檙e planning to repeat your last drive. I guess it鈥檚 like the stock market - 鈥減ast performance may not guarantee future results鈥 :) Also, the regen line lowers when the pack is too full - it needs someplace to put the energy it鈥檚 regenerating. You鈥檒l also notice the blue power line lower when the pack gets too empty鈥
 
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