OK. It's probably closer to the first number, I don't think the LBW had been on very long when I parked at the DC charger.TonyWilliams wrote: It's hard to say exactly how much usable energy you had remaining, but we do know that it's between:
3.1kWh (Low Batt Warning)
1.3kWh (Very Low Batt... GOM goes to "---")
Yes, the formula is obvious, what isn't is getting the actual battery capacity left. My 2012 doesn't have a SOC %.As I stated to you previously, range is stored usable energy multiplied by economy:
KWh * miles/kWh = Range in miles
There is no "free kWh" display. And I don't have a gid meter.
I can't exactly predict the miles/kWh either.
Based on that, and 15 miles left from the charger to home, I couldn't have made it home from the quick charger location, but that's not a big surprise to me.If we just estimate and split the difference at 2kWh usable remaining, and it appears that your driving style can achieve 4 miles per kWh, then a very rough guess of remaining range is:
2 * 4 = 8 miles
What I wonder is if I didn't take the detour to that charger if I could actually have made it home, after trip 3 when I had 1 bar.
Yes, I know how the climate control affects the economy. A/C is not bad though, unlike the heater. The hills are bad for sure. I don't have a Gidmeter. Even at $5 per avoided quick charge it would be a while before it pays back for itself. It could save time potentially though by avoiding the detour to the charger unnecessarily.When climate control is on, it will be reflected in your economy, as will going up and down hills, etc. if you had a Gidmeter, you would know somewhat accurately how much energy remains. The two Low Battery warnings are indexed to that 3.1kWh and 1.3kWh regardless of battery degradation.
I know to ignore the GOM. I rely mostly on the fuel bars while driving. Is there any reason to distrust the numbers recorded in Carwings after the fact ? Those don't help while on the road anyway, though.The fuel bars, CarWings, and the GOM are not the best tools to use to determine how much range might remain after your 65 mile drive. The next time you are unsure of your remaining range, AND you have already seen the LBW or VLB warning, you'll be ready.
Thanks for the tip, I hadn't thought of using the trip odometer this way, I haven't used them for monthsWith experience, you will learn to reset one of your trip odometers at LBW, and then assuming you can accurately determine your economy (again, I'll just use 4), you'll know that: