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 08-01-2017, 02:58 PM #3 (permalink) JRMichler Master EcoModder     Join Date: Feb 2011 Location: Phillips, WI Posts: 1,010 Nameless - '06 GMC Canyon 90 day: 37.45 mpg (US) 22 Maverick - '22 Ford Maverick XL 90 day: 50.14 mpg (US) Thanks: 188 Thanked 462 Times in 284 Posts This problem does not have a closed form solution. You need to calculate the number of stops for a range of speeds, then the driving time for each speed, and add in the recharge time. Let's start simple, then decide if we want more detail later. Assume start with 100% charge, on the road quick charges to 80%, and stop for recharge at 10%. That gives 90% range with the initial charge, and 70% range with on the road charges. Now calculate range vs speed, and number of stops for these numbers: Speed 90%range 70%range Number stops 50 ... 335 ... 260 ... 3 54 ... 297 ... 231 ... 3 55 ... 290 ... 225 ... 4 60 ... 250 ... 195 ... 4 100 ... 103 ... 80 ... 12 Figure 45 minutes for each recharge. Speed DrvTim ChrgTim Total Time 50 ... 20.0 ... 2.25 ... 22.25 hours 54 ... 18.5 ... 2.25 ... 20.8 55 ... 18.2 ... 3.00 ... 21.2 60 ... 16.7 ... 3.00 ... 19.7 100 ... 10.0 ... 9.00 ... 19.0 Somebody else can fill in the numbers for speeds between 60 MPH and 100 MPH. The optimal speeds are those which get to the destination with only 10% charge left. Go slightly faster, and you gain minimal driving time, but need one more charge. So 54 MPH is the best speed for three recharges on the road because going 1 MPH faster requires one more recharge. __________________ 06 Canyon: The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG. 22 Maverick: Summer 2022 burned 62.74 gallons in 3145.1 miles for 50.1 MPG.
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