GaryHere wrote:Wouldn't the speed driven influence those results of the kWh used?
I mean if I drove at 75mph from 80 to 20% SOC wouldn't that yield different results than my driving this recent test at about 20-35 mph?
The battery measurement shows how much kWh capacity the battery has. Once the battery capacity is known, you can use that capacity in any way you want. Driving faster will use more power due to increased drag and result in less range. For max range, drive slower.
For this type of measurement, both the numerator and denominator would be changed by equal amounts so the battery capacity result should be unchanged.
Ok, I get it now, thanks for the reply
Do you think the lessened capacity is typical for the age of the battery? 3 years old?
I'd say pretty average.
Excuse my nature, but let me ask one last time:
Only one charge to bring the SoC up to ~ 80% at the start of the test, and no recharges since, right ?
And second, the miles/kWh meter was zeroed when SoC hit 80% -- again right ?
Ahh ok so average, until our heat gets to it long term then the chit hits the fan LOL
Correct---- NO charges since that 80%
And correct as well on zeroing the miles/kWh meter when I was at 80%
I just got the first LBM, I have to admit that indicator that looks like a gas pump with a plug is pretty dam cool