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Too good to be true?

Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:54 am

Dashboard says I average 5.2 mi/KWh around town pretty much all the time last Sunday morning I drove from Ballard to Issaquah high school and back. L1 charged to 100% and reset energy history.

Fifty miles round trip, first five across town as per usual. 1st mile or so down I-5 moving with traffic at 60, then on I-90 set cruise to 53 going up and cruised at 56 coming home (18 miles each way on I-90). Got back to my driveway showing 51% charge and 5.5 mi/kWh on dashboard for the day.

Seems way better than expected for this speed. What gives?
2013 SV no QC, built July 2013
car grew up in San Jose CA, purchased 5/31/17 in Seattle
on 6/16/17: AHr = 56.4; SOH = 86%; Hx = 84.3; ODO = 39,250
bar 12 lost 8/21/17
on 12/25/18: AHr = 55.5; SOH = 84.9 %; Hx = 80.3; ODO = 53,018

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Re: Too good to be true?

Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:19 pm

According to Google Maps, that route has almost zero net elevation change. So, I would expect good efficiency for that route in decent weather. There was likely very little wind.

Not that surprised, as I've had similar efficiency on trips like yours.
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
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