tattoogunman wrote:DaveinOlyWA wrote:LeftieBiker wrote:
It won't be 150 miles with the heater running in cold weather even when new. Figure 120-130 miles in Winter.
Had a Bolter who could only get like 170ish miles in OR which gives you an idea of how much of an impact rain (not so much cold) and climate controls can be.
On another note; My LEAF would be as low as 90 miles on crappy days which means standing water and heavy rain but easily doing 115 and not counting today, we have not had a single day of decent weather. I expect 125 will not be a challenge come Summer.
What does this mean? Your new 150 mile EV could easily not make 100 miles in Winter.
I would be interested to know exactly how that Bolt owner was driving and using their car to only be getting 170 miles. I've been following the Bolt and numerous owners via the net (Youtube, discussion boards, etc.) and everyone seems to consistently be getting the 250+ and there are some people who have reported slightly over 300 miles with very conservative driving and heavy regen use.
well, I asked him several times but didn't get a response but the road he was driving is has general average of 50-55 mph with 5-35 mph stretches thru towns. Lots of dips, twisties, etc. I think his biggest issue was simply driving against the prevailing wind. I asked how his performance was on his return trip (guessing it was better barring the unlikely event the prevailing winds changed)