ELROY wrote:Trying to get 5mi/kwhr would be very difficult. With the cruise control set at 35mph-45mph, it was usually below 5.
As a newbie owner as well, I can tell you that you'll get better with your miles/kWh the more you drive your car. When I first got my car, I was averaging 3.5 miles/kWh. Now I'm getting high 4's and many times low 5's on my daily trips. But it takes awhile to "perfect" your driving skills (slower takeoffs from lights and stop signs, coasting to red lights, etc) to get better efficiency. Give it some time, you'll get better at it.
I have never reset the Nav Screen Display economy history readout. So it is sitting right at 4.0 m/KWh right now. I know how to drive fairly economically ( I got 80 miles on my first long trip, 100% charge to --- --- ---). However, in everday driving, its still shocking to see how fast the bars are dropping. For example, from driving this morning to work, and round town. Here are the stats:
12.1 miles of driving took 3 full bars. (10 bars down to 7 bars)
Range dropped from 88 miles to 60 miles.
Charge time remaining went from 3.30hr to 9:30hrs
Just seems ridiculously fast to get only 4 miles per bar with an average of
3.6 m/KWh on the cluster readout. (just reset it this morning before leaving on this test run).
So: It went down 28 miles in range with only 12.1 miles actual, and an increase of 6hrs in the charge time remaining column. While at 3.6m/KWhr efficiency...does this seem plausible? Any other numbers I can derive from this?
Is this what others are seeing? No A/C, No heater, 30-50mph driving mostly.