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Old 11-27-2007, 02:16 PM   #359 (permalink)
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05-27-2007, 12:13 Pm

Yee haw: the "new" used batts are going to do the trick!

I just feather-footed the ForkenSwift 15 km around the neighbourhood (seeing many people and streets multiple times). 15 is significant because it's our minimum range target.

And I didn't overly discharge the batts: the oddball lowest one read 6.21v ten minutes after I stopped, and the average of the rest was probably 6.28v.

If they were all at 6.21, that would mean my 15 km circuit used only about 45% of the total capacity (based on 6.5v = full & 5.85v = empty).

Which means used "normally" a driver might expect 15 km or more with no attempt at hypermiling.

To put this "achievement" in perspective: I didn't exceed 40 km/h (25 mph), and my average was maybe slightly more than half that, and I may have braked "significantly" 5 times over those 15 km.

That said, this type of driving is actually "doable" where the car will be used. I only had to signal/wave 4 cars past.
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