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Old 08-27-2018, 01:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
If it will charge with more than 3.8kw and I get one of these I would install a higher capacity charger.
It's a 3.3 kW charger.

How far does it really go on all electric and how big is the battery?
It looks like it won't be hard for me to beat the official EV range (40 km = 25 miles).

  • 40 km = "EV distance to empty" displayed after top-up charge, as of first thing this AM
  • 23 km = distance I've driven so far today
  • 25 km = "EV distance to empty" currently shown
Hmm... 23 + 25 > 40!

That's all sub/urban driving in my sleepy little city. Eco-driving, not hardcore hypermiling. Main eco techniques: gentle acceleration (when no cars behind); looking well ahead and coasting to as many stops/turns as possible (when not holding up following traffic). Conditions: warm weather (24C / 75F); windows open (no AC); "ECO" drive mode selected.

So it looks like 50-60 km = 30-37 miles of EV range is within reach in this driving environment.

Is it like a volt where the gas engine kicks on at high way speed?

Confused me there. I have read the Volt's engine sometimes drives the wheels at certain (higher) speeds, but only when the battery has already been drained and the ICE/generator is running. In EV mode (unlike the Prius), it's 100% electric, all the time. Am I wrong there?
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