jjeff wrote:Even the auto mags(R&T for sure) now use miles/kwh on ICE vehicles for vehicle efficiencies, along with MPG.
A couple of corrections, the mag was MT(Motor Trend) and the value the were using for both EV and ICE vehicles was kWh/100 miles.
Interesting to me was the readings for ICE vehicles, a Jeep Grand Cherokee showed a pitiful 241kW hrs/100 miles city and 153 kW hrs/100 miles hwy
that would mean for this particular Jeep one would need to lug around a 241kWh battery to just go 100 city miles
They also reviewed a small Buick SUV(the one made in China) that got a woeful 153 kWh/100 miles city and 116kWh/100 miles hwy, still pitiful IMO to need a 153kWh battery to go 100 city miles or 116kWh battery to just go 100 miles hwy.
I had no idea ICE vehicles were so pitiful in comparison to basically all EVs. For example they also reviewed the new Bolt and compared it to the Tesla S, the Bolt had a reading of 26 city and 31 hwy kWh/100 miles and the Tesla S 35 city 34 hwy kWh/100 miles which is more like it.
So if I'm doing my math correct, I had a ~2 year reading on my Leaf of 3.5 miles/kWh. Converting that to the new kWh/100 miles I believe it would be ~28.6 kWh/100 miles, not quite as good as the Bolt is supposed to be but better than the Tesla, about what I'd have thought and I'm actually pretty happy. Now others seem to report readings of 4-5 miles/kWh which would be 25-20 kWh/100 miles, now thats impressive
I reset my kWh meter this fall and in the middle of this bitter cold winter I'm getting a reading of 2.5-2.7 miles/kWh which would be more like 40-37 kWh/100 miles, not great but still beats the hell out of an ICE vehicle, one that I might be getting <20MPG in the same conditions. I guess to be fair my wife gets ~30 MPG with her basically all gas powered Prius in similar conditions, the Leaf still trumps it!