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Old 04-11-2009, 11:31 AM   #798 (permalink)
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Yikes. Efficiency of the first full drive/charge cycle of 2009 certainly wasn't stellar:

- 23 km / 4.57 kWh
- equals 319 Wh/mi or 105 mpg (US) equivalent

Hopefully the batteries just need a few cycles - a little exercise to wake up to last year's effiency levels. Also, it was a little chilly this week (around 5C).

For comparison, the previous four cycles last fall (late Oct/early Nov) were all better than 250 Wh/mi and over 134 mpge.
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