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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:44 am

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:After 5 years of 24 kWh Leafs a 60 kWh car is going to be a breeze. Just going to Boston and back on the Pike at 85 mph, without needing to charge, is going to be a luxury.
This is exactly what we found (albeit with a Tesla not a Bolt). Although I still don't do 85, but keep up with those doing 75.

I think those coming to higher capacity EVs aren't going to learn to be frugal with the battery, simply because they don't have to. I'm usually getting around 250Wh/mi (4mi/kWh) in my S whereas I've read that most people are happy getting 400Wh/mi, and it's because they, well, just drive the car without worrying about range. :lol:
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:20 pm

jlv wrote:I think those coming to higher capacity EVs aren't going to learn to be frugal with the battery, simply because they don't have to. I'm usually getting around 250Wh/mi (4mi/kWh) in my S whereas I've read that most people are happy getting 400Wh/mi, and it's because they, well, just drive the car without worrying about range. :lol:


I've gradually learned this with my own 24kWh EV. I simply drive the car without worrying about range. Typically I'm averaging about 315Wh/mi in my Leaf (3.2 miles/kWh), and I'm perfectly happy with that. My degraded battery has about 17kWh usable in it, so I can go about 50-55 miles on a charge. Perfect. If I go a little farther than 50 miles, I slow down a little. If I go much farther, I just take the PHEV (for now).
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:42 pm

Although I consider such records to have almost zero relevance to regular driving, for those who value such things, via IEVS:
Opel Ampera-E (Chevy Bolt EV) Goes 466 Miles On Single Charge
http://insideevs.com/opel-ampera-e-goes-466-miles-single-charge/

. . . However, a TV crew from Auto Mobil, a show on the German VOX channel, managed to travel the impressive distance of 466 miles (750 km) without recharging the batteries of the EV. It goes without even saying they had to drive considerably slower than normal, between 25 miles per hour (40 kilometers per hour) and 31 mph (50 kph), making full use of the brake energy regeneration. We are pretty sure they also never used the climate or audio systems, too. . . .

It took them no less than 25 hours and 30 minutes to cross Germany mostly through country roads, travelling for exactly 469 miles (754.9 km) before running out of power.
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