Dfwtx wrote:For clarification, does the car charge backup to the 107 mile range regardless of how many capacity bars are left? Or does it go down accordingly?
As Leftie says, the GOM is really useless. When you lose capacity (and corresponding bars) you also lose capacity. So if the real-life range was 100 miles at 100% capacity and there are 2 lost bars and the battery is at 80% capacity (state of health, aka SOH), the real-life range will be 80 miles. The GOM may indicate something completely different and should just be ignored.
The state of charge (SOC) shows the % of the available
capacity. Using round numbers of 100% SOH = 100 miles (not exactly right....)
brand new battery --> SOH = 100% and SOC = 100% --> real-life range = 100 miles
2 bars lost --> SOH = 80% and SOC = 100% --> real-life range = 80 miles