New personal best, today was the first ride where the temps were in the 70's F.
2022 Niro EV EX Premium
2022 Niro EV EX Premium
Last 4 days , range between 4.8 to 5.1 mi/kwh, the 4.8 was 111 miles for that day the other days were 22 to 39 miles daily. Only 2 to 3 highway miles in total. Highway miles are a killer. Yesterday was in the low 70's, all other days , the high ranged from mid 50's to mid 60's.What's your miles/kWh show? That's a great number. Right now I'm doing good to see 3.5 mi/kWh with my Bolt, although I did have a drive a few days ago that went over 4. For that range, you must be getting more like 4.5. Are the temps warm where you're located?
Great numbers. Shows how much time of year can affect EV range.Last 4 days , range between 4.8 to 5.1 mi/kwh, the 4.8 was 111 miles for that day the other days were 22 to 39 miles daily. Only 2 to 3 highway miles in total. Highway miles are a killer. Yesterday was in the low 70's, all other days , the high ranged from mid 50's to mid 60's.
👍good driving - it''s ok to charge it to 100% on a level 2 charger, the battery has unusable hidden capacity beyond the 64 kwh. It's only on the fast chargers (DC) that you must keep it 80% or below , but that is to protect the battery from overheating. I only charge to 70% myself on a fast charger.Now that the weather got warmer (upper 70's to low 80's) I've been getting 5.7-5.8 m/kWh on my drive to work, 5.1 on the way home. Averaging near 5.4 m/kWh on my total trip of 62 miles. I forgot to look at the gauge when I left this morning but based on my miles driven + miles remaining I'm supposed to get ~ 264 miles on an 80% charge, which for some reason only shows up as 79% when I get in the car. Not sure what is happening there... Anyway, if one were to interpret a 100% charge based on the numbers I'm getting, that is looking like 330+ miles on a full charge (missing that extra 1% for some reason). I was pleasantly surprised to get the 5.7 m/kWh while using the a/c for the whole trip. Yesterday, I did the trip without a/c and got 5.8 so not a real hit to the range while using A/C.
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If I were to keep my average up in the 5.4 range, that in theory could be 345 miles on a full charge. I would love to get it to 360 miles just to say I can get 150% of the EPA stated range but that may never happen. I'm not that great at hyper-mileing and I do have some driving on the highway (~17 miles on my round trip) that I'm not going to give up just for the sake of getting the best range.
Current range at 349 miles277 miles @ 80% charge. Thats ~346 miles @ 100%. If I could get better efficiency on my way home I think I could get to my goa360 miles on a full charge but that would require me to avoid the highway which would add an additional 20 minutes on my already hour long trip. And that is an unfortunately frustrating 20 minutes dealing with stop and go traffic during rush hour. I'm thinking my mental sanity is more important.
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Nice, my best so far is this:Current range at 349 miles View attachment 7587
1. Avoid highway speeds if possible. Often a more fuel efficient route will only cost you a few minutes.
2. Minimize usage of HVAC.
3. Free wheel (coast) as much as possible.
4. Hold the mode button at startup to get ECO+ mode.
5. The paddles are important. We can get into a more detail later, but the main point is that you want to use your juice judiciously.
In a perfect world, you would get to crusing speed , maintain it and then coast to every stop. Obviously the world is not perfect so compensate for the world's imperfections, you need to anticipate. Anticipation requires attentive driving. It's akin to being the Wayne Gretsky of ECO driving. Red lights, stop signs, road construction, etc., and anticipating when other drivers will pull out in front of you. Your mission is to use regenerative braking over the footbreak and to minimize the usage of regenerative braking. In other words, better attentive driving will allow you to coast more often to a stop.
7. A quick comment about acceleration. I'm not saying to floor it , but you do not have to baby the acceleration pedal to get to your cruising speed. The difference is not significance in the big picture
5. More about paddles, from a dead stop, set the regenerative braking set to 0. That will avoid using regeneration braking as you start. As soon you start moving, and while keeping pressure on the pedal, then turn regenerative braking to your preferred settiing. For crusing, I prefer the 1 setting. That allows me to coast by just feather touching the pedal. In traffic, I prefer the 2 setting, that helps me avoid using the foot brake in stop and go traffic. I generally recommend using the 3 setting while going a deep down hill or coming to a stop at a traffic light or stop sign, but not for cruising. You could also use it in really slow moving stop and go traffic to avoid panic pedal stops.
8. I am interested in hearing your tips and tricks as well to improve range.