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So I have clocked 1,300 miles on my FE ID.4. The long-term tab in the vehicle energy menu tells me that I have gotten on average 2.9 miles per kWh. I have mostly been doing short to medium trips in town, with the occasional highway trip. I am always in D, and weather has been pretty optimal for EVs over past few weeks. If I use my electricity cost and the current gas price (~$3.00 per gallon where I live), this still means a „real-world“ mpge of ~67, which is pretty good. The 2.9 miles per kWh sounded disappointing to me, though. Would be interested to hear what others get.
 

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This thread gives you a sense that for mixed driving low-mid 3s is typical

 

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The 2.9 miles per kWh sounded disappointing to me, though. Would be interested to hear what others get.
I'm right at the same kWh as you. My FE has 800 miles on it, and the average is 2.9. I'd say 2/3 of my driving has been urban stop and go, and 1/3 has been highways. I continue to experiment with D and B modes, so that average represents a mixture. The weather has been ideal, use of A/C limited, everything seems optimal, so I do worry it'll go down over a hot summer.

BTW -- would anyone have a recommendation: I've been wondering about Summer preconditioning: is there a mileage benefit to turning on the A/C to cool the interior and battery, before driving the car?
 

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I'm right at the same kWh as you. My FE has 800 miles on it, and the average is 2.9. I'd say 2/3 of my driving has been urban stop and go, and 1/3 has been highways. I continue to experiment with D and B modes, so that average represents a mixture. The weather has been ideal, use of A/C limited, everything seems optimal, so I do worry it'll go down over a hot summer.

BTW -- would anyone have a recommendation: I've been wondering about Summer preconditioning: is there a mileage benefit to turning on the A/C to cool the interior and battery, before driving the car?
Good question on the ”cooling of the battery“ question. I’ve wondered the same… We always see posts about warming the battery up… I would imagine preconditioning to the (what is it 78 degrees?) right temp would be the same. I also wonder if it has an effect on range or just charging ability.
 

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So I have clocked 1,300 miles on my FE ID.4. The long-term tab in the vehicle energy menu tells me that I have gotten on average 2.9 miles per kWh. I have mostly been doing short to medium trips in town, with the occasional highway trip. I am always in D, and weather has been pretty optimal for EVs over past few weeks. If I use my electricity cost and the current gas price (~$3.00 per gallon where I live), this still means a „real-world“ mpge of ~67, which is pretty good. The 2.9 miles per kWh sounded disappointing to me, though. Would be interested to hear what others get.
You're describing the temps as "pretty optimal for EVs" but that could still lead to some battery heating. Essentially, I'm going to have to do some assuming here based on where you live and typical climate. I'm imagining morning lows in the 50s or low 60s and sunny days. This would lead to nice mid-to high-70s degree days - but if you get started before your battery reaches the upper 70s - and it's large and heavy so it'll take a while - you'll see a ton of wasted energy on heating for at least the first trip. I've lived in PA, and this time of year the garage stayed pretty cool because the ground is cool, so your battery might be cooling down even during the day if you're in the garage.
 

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So far I have just 1,000 miles on my FE and my cumulative data shows 3.4 miles per kWh in mixed driving. Temps have been cool and some heat has been used.
 

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This thread gives you a sense that for mixed driving low-mid 3s is typical

Sorry for not seeing this. I did use the search function, but apparently searched for the wrong words 🤪. Moderator, feel free to move this conversation over to the other thread.
 
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