oilerlord wrote:The only way to really know your maximum range / personal best is to drive it.
That's precisely what I'm doing.
I have been driving the car normally on local roads in normal traffic w/in 10-15 mph of the speed limit and at no more than 50 mph.
The only thing "different" I'm doing is NOT driving on the freeway (where I can't keep myself from driving at 80 mph in the fast lane) and keeping my AC off.
The main reason that I'm keeping the AC off now is to compare the same use with the AC "on" later to see how much of a difference it makes. It's not scientific but it should be a worthwhile comparison nonetheless.
Anyway, I'm almost near the end of my current test.
I'm up to 295 miles of estimated range (200 driven with 95 miles & 35% SOC remaining. Still hoping to get to 300 combined at 20% SOC b4 the next recharge.
When I've driven on the freeway, the best I have gotten has been around 130 miles driven w/70 miles and only 20% SOC remaining.
So, if I can get to 300 at 20% that would be a 50% improvement in range and performance.