armmynissanleaf wrote:EPA numbers usually vary.
Same car, same test, same conditions.
Not much variance
armmynissanleaf wrote:EPA numbers usually vary.
SageBrush wrote:Folks,
The MPGe are a given from the EPA -- regardless of the hows and whys.
We should expect the 40 kWh Model to have (4/3)*107 = 142.6 miles of range, yet it is rated for 151 miles. The extra 8.4 miles is close to 3 kWh
alozzy wrote:SageBrush wrote:Folks,
The MPGe are a given from the EPA -- regardless of the hows and whys.
Alright then, back to your original comment...We should expect the 40 kWh Model to have (4/3)*107 = 142.6 miles of range, yet it is rated for 151 miles. The extra 8.4 miles is close to 3 kWh
Improvement in Cd fully explains that...
alozzy wrote:SageBrush wrote:Folks,
The MPGe are a given from the EPA -- regardless of the hows and whys.
Alright then, back to your original comment...We should expect the 40 kWh Model to have (4/3)*107 = 142.6 miles of range, yet it is rated for 151 miles. The extra 8.4 miles is close to 3 kWh
Improvement in Cd fully explains that...
alozzy wrote:It is odd that the MPGe doesn't match the range, but MPGe is really only useful for comparing ICE cars to EVs. Converting MPG to MPGe assumes each gallon of gas is equivalent to 33.7 kWh of energy.
EVs should really be rated based on a stated miles per kWh efficiency, and the total useable kWh pack capacity, to arrive at a useable range.
For example, if the 2018 LEAF averages 4 miles per kWh on a standardized track loop, and the total useable pack capacity is 37.5 kWh, then the range rating should be 150 miles. It would be pretty easy for the EPA to measure actual KWh efficiency, rather than is MPGe nosense.
alozzy wrote:EVs should really be rated based on a stated miles per kWh efficiency, and the total useable kWh pack capacity, to arrive at a useable range.