First, I was very confused (probably due to merged threads) until I found "the picture". It is here: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 2&start=47mwalsh wrote:No, we're talking about the bottom right hand quadrant of that chart shown in the picture. It shows 50mph on the equivalent of an "A" road in the UK - a two or three lane highway with slowing for (and acceleration from) roundabouts (traffic circles) used for traffic management.DaveinOlyWA wrote:isnt that with "heavy stop and go on freeway?"garygid wrote:Where is your reference getting 70 miles at 55?
The picture above shows 78km at 81km/h (49 miles at 50 mph), right?
The 65 mph range, with some hills, might be ??? ...
significantly less than 49 miles?
We don't have roundabouts in my part of the world, but when did I ever let ignorance keep me from opening my mouth?
I think this is supposed to represent a worst case, so let's add some worst case conditions:
1) Traffic is heavy enough that you have to stop, or nearly stop, merging into each roundabout.
2) You encounter a roundabout once every kilometer.
Now, remember, the average speed is 81kph so you will hit 81 roundabouts/hour. You are going to lose 10-20 seconds for each of them, so you lose 13-27 minutes per hour. Let's call it 20 minutes. If you lose a third of your time in roundabouts you are going to have to make it up by driving 3/2 times as fast as your average, or about 120kph, whenever you can.
So, worst case: That 47 mile range happens if you drive 75 MPH with lots of stop and go and the AC on. (Yes, Gary, it's 47, not 49, because the picture shows 76km, not 78.)
The court decides in favor of Dave.