IssacZachary wrote:webeleafowners wrote:I don't if you would call what we do a tip or trick for longer range travel. We just set the cruise to whatever the speed limit is. But I think this is the key. Here in BC the speed limits are low. 80 90 or occasionally 100 km/h. At these speeds a trip in these parts almost always guarantees range of greater than 200 km even with the AC set at 24. Our GOM always under estimates our range. When we start with the AC on we usually see 194 or so on the GOM. But buy the time we are half way through the battery we usually have 105 or more left on the GOM. This is on a fairly routine run between Vernon and Revelstoke. We have good DCFC coverage in this area so it's not much of a concern anyway. But for us it just comes down to speed. A good portion of that trip is 80 km/h with the rest ar 90 and 100. Overall our range is higher than what we expected when we bought the car and definetly higher than the EPA rating.
In other words, don't rely on the GOM. It can indicate much more or much less than your actual range.
Yah I suppose you could sum it up that way. It seems to be 5 percent either side of reality which really isn't that bad. In our situation and at the speeds we travel on our regular route it always seems to slightly underestimate. But from what I can see that is probably because our speed limits on the routes we commonly travel are lower than maybe what the average north American route is.