If you can't do it all in a straight shot or at best a few long segments, I don't feel it's necessarily representative of "full capacity range" because of non-driving variables.Don’t be so impatient. I will be driving throughout town the next two weeks and I will post results.
Exactly, Because an EV is so Efficient with its "FUEL" it requires far less for any amount of given range.It is just much more susceptible to dramatic changes due to the different technology
The mileage estimates are based on your current MPG, not an average. There are about 6 different test cycles. A lot of people get on a highway and run at a fixed speed and then report their results. They can vary widely. Car & Driver has reported that EVs lose about 41% range in cold weather driving and 19% in hot weather driving. They are also based on using DC fast charge up to 100% to get those range estimates. One EV site says that VW's battery warranty is the same as Tesla's 8 years or 100,000 miles. But another site says this is to about 77% capacity. I'm not going to drive in such a way that the battery loses that much capacity.When the weather here in the Chicago area was around 60-75, and I wasn't running either the heat or the A/C, I was routinely showing 295 to 305 miles at the beginning of a full charge. I don't drive like a granny or anything. I just drive like I have the mother in law as a passenger, and even then I sometimes open it up just to feel the power.
Can't wait till we get the Software update, then we will get a REAL NUMBER when Charging, instead of Added range in How Many Miles added per hour of Charging (WHICH IS COMPLETELY STUPID as it's totally based on the GOM) we will get the actual rate of charging in KW's, or why not display the rate of #'s of Kwh's being stored per minute.Hmm. Was going to write this a couple of days ago: I charged recently, and instead of getting a 32 mile an hour charge speed I got 43 mph. And when I had charged to 100%, the range given was 350 miles. Never seen it this high or charged this fast. Granted, it was 75 degrees out, so maybe that made a difference. Strange.
VW has the XL-1. It gets 269 Miles per gallon. It's a four passenger. It cost $6 Million to make. VW was supposed to lease about 100 of them but I've heard very little since. It's a Diesel Hybrid with every feature needed to get that MPG. The first version got about 239 mpg. It's NOT a practical design.Exactly, Because an EV is so Efficient with its "FUEL" it requires far less for any amount of given range.
The amount of Energy in our ID4 Battery at 80% SOC has equivalent energy potential of 1.8 gallons of gasoline and we can go anywhere from 160 to 250 miles from 80 percent SOC.
This means even small to moderate changes in our Driving Efficiency can result in very large swings of Potential Range.
If gasoline could approach anything close to 100 Miles per gallon, I don't think to many people would be complaining about $5.00 Gas.