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Proper terminology for "miles until empty" indicator

Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:52 am

On the dash on the left is the number indicating how many miles you have until the charge is empty. Is there a definitive term for that? Some people are calling it "miles to empty" gauge. What is this function/indicator called, officially? Thanks.

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Re: Proper terminology for "miles until empty" indicator

Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:03 am

dhamra wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:52 am
On the dash on the left is the number indicating how many miles you have until the charge is empty. Is there a definitive term for that? Some people are calling it "miles to empty" gauge. What is this function/indicator called, officially? Thanks.
Officially?

I call it the Guess-O-Meter.
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Re: Proper terminology for "miles until empty" indicator

Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:43 am

I think the actual term is DTE (Distance to Empty) indicator.

In the LEAF community it is derisively known as the 'Guess-o-meter'.
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Re: Proper terminology for "miles until empty" indicator

Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:16 pm

Generically, this kind of display is called a "Range Estimator." In Europe and Asia it is also called an "Autonomie" (I think that's the spelling) display.
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Re: Proper terminology for "miles until empty" indicator

Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:22 pm

Nubo wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:43 am
In the LEAF community it is derisively known as the 'Guess-o-meter'.
GOM or Guess-O-Meter long predates the LEAF. Any range or length estimate is a GOM. I first heard the term in about 1970.
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Re: Proper terminology for "miles until empty" indicator

Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:26 pm

My manual calls it the "Driving Range" indicator.

From EV shows I've attended, a lot of non-EV owners I've talked to called it the Range Indicator, but I always told them that it's just a Guess-o-meter.
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Re: Proper terminology for "miles until empty" indicator

Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:36 pm

henrydehoja wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:26 pm
My manual calls it the "Driving Range" indicator.

From EV shows I've attended, a lot of non-EV owners I've talked to called it the Range Indicator, but I always told them that it's just a Guess-o-meter.
Well there you go. Honestly it's such a useless gimmick to me that I couldn't be bothered to RTFM to check. :lol:
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Re: Proper terminology for "miles until empty" indicator

Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:50 pm

I call it a trap. The number is the bait.
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Re: Proper terminology for "miles until empty" indicator

Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:10 am

For ultimate closure, the Nissan leaf service manual (MWI-7) calls it the "Driving range display".

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