The fact I have to face is that in the UK, people aren't always receptive to change and that someone will allways try to make something like this fail,and the "ney sayers" are quick to sieze any opportunity.The journey one way appears to drain a lot more power than the return leg, on average figures the 48 mile journey takes 10 bars from 12 in both eco and normal drive modes, and 8 to 9 bars in the other direction. The landscape gently undulates without any really large hills, and certainly no mountains (route located http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=Imm ... s&t=h&z=10
. About 1/3 of the journey is completed at motorway speeds (70 mph) and the remainder at Road speeds (60 mph). The car has to be able to withstand being driven with the radio, satnav, lights, wipers & heater or AC on (this is Britain after all) and have a 10% remaining margin remaining to allow for possible diversions / traffic jams etc. The vehicle will also be carrying between 1-4 passengers with 50 kg of luggage. As this vehicle is being used for work, in work time, it really must be as close to 100% reliable for the journey as possible as putting others in harms way isn't an option (that and the fact I'll be cursed to oblivion the first time it failed). I wanted the table of power consumptions as I've completed a series of 20+ test runs and need to run some further statistical analysis. As was said, it should breeze it but some of the results were marginal and I need to offer people assurances of the fact and figures nature not just annecdotal.
Can anyone provide the necessary info please?