DougWantsALeaf wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:50 pm
What highway range do you get in you 60? 200 miles? (Temperate summer day)
That's a hard question to answer. Depends on variables such as speed, wind and altitude (I get better mileage in Colorado*
, Utah and New Mexico than when I go to sea level, for obvious reasons). At about 63 mph I get perhaps 185 to 190 miles. At 80 mph, the speed limit in much of the Intermountain West, perhaps 140 miles, although I haven't measured it, so that's a guess based on trip legs i drive.
My S-60 currently shows about 179 RM (EPA rated miles) at 100%; I believe that the figure when new would have been 208 RM (I bought my car used and have since put 83k miles on it in three and a half years). For most of my driving I do better than the EPA efficiency so my actual range is better than that. For example, I did a 6159 mile road trip to the Midwest in October and averaged 294 Wh/mile, which is a bit better than the EPA par of 300 Wh/mile for my car model. That trip included a lot of high speed freeway driving, no surprise, and was entirely at cool temperatures, mostly 40s but ranging from 30s to a couple of days that got up into the 60s for a few hours.
* For those unfamiliar with my state, the lowest altitude in Colorado is 3315 feet (1010 meters) near the Kansas-Nebraska border, the average is well over 6000 feet (1800 m), and most of the mountain passes are in the 10,000 to 12,000 ft range (3000-3650 m). Thinner air means significantly reduced aerodynamic drag.