DeaneG wrote:...after getting the April software update...My hope is to collect some more worst case range data points on this thread rather than suggestions to slow down..
DeaneG wrote:I've noticed some pretty hair-raising behavior of my range display lately, after getting the April software update and adding my carpool lane stickers (higher freeway speeds).
Your Range = 21 * Miles/Kwh (100% charge).DeaneG wrote:My hope is to collect some more worst case range data points on this thread rather than suggestions to slow down
I don't have my Leaf yet, but that doesn't sound completely unreasonable to me. It was basically saying that you could have gone 67 more miles of downhill at that speed, and 26 more miles at that speed going uphill. Based on your SOC readings and rate of change, would those predictions have turned out to be in the ballpark?DeaneG wrote:2) Freeway 12 miles slightly downhill to airport. Range indicator says "67 miles", pretty good, a 10 mile indicated decrease for a 12 mile trip.
3) Freeway 12 miles slightly uphill back home. Range indicator says "26 miles", an indicated decrease of 41 miles for a 12 mile trip.
I've seen some pretty amazing fluctuations, nothing too surprising since being reminded of the effects of elevation and exponential wind drag with added speed.DeaneG wrote:...
My hope is to collect some more worst case range data points on this thread rather than suggestions to slow down
A very good point - with a battery large enough for say two roundtrip commutes, and a more-damped range estimate (to avoid predictions based on half a roundtrip), much of the issue would be moot.GaslessInSeattle wrote:If you took an ICE vehicle and were given the miles per fluid ounce of a 3 gallon tank and concerned yourself with the fluctuations in consumption based on the shifting physics of elevation and speed, in 5-10 mile samplings, you'd probably be horrified by how much it changes, especially if you had to make it back to your garage to refuel.