The full charge range estimate is based on driving data collected by the computer, weighted for the most recent driving. The computer calculates an "historical use" ev mileage number from this data, then multiplies that by the amount of usable power in a full charge to create the start of day estimate.I can normally drive on the battery ~34 miles unless I'm using the A/C. Nothing else has changed. I meant to say that the EV range after a full charge is now saying 27 miles only when it normally says 30+. Once I start driving the EV range would normally increase to ~ 32 and decrease from there; now, it just drops from 27 to zero. That's what I don't understand.
Internal Combustion Engine. ICE for short.Sorry, don't quite understand your response. The last 2 times, the battery was fully exhausted. What is ICE?
It's an estimate based on history. How are we being cheated? If your driving is more efficient than what the estimate is based on, you'll get more EV miles. If it's the day you decide to have a lead foot you'll get less.It would seem that we're being cheated every now and out of a few miles on pure electric if that's the case!
See? Easy to figure out.I believe it must be due to the increased AC use or maybe leaving the car in idle when parked with the AC on. The ranges were very stable before the hot summer months (no AC). Other than than that, nothing else has changed.
Estimates are just that - estimates. If you fully charge your car, then head out on the freeway and test out how it feels to drive 100 mph, you’re not going to get very far on that full charge... or if you instead head out in the cool of the morning and dawdle along at 35 mph on back roads through the countryside, you’ll probably go much farther than the estimate was estimating... And think of what the Volt’s computer must be going through trying to calculate a full charge range estimate for a vehicle regularly driven by two or more drivers, each with their own set of driving habits...Wow, that's a totally complicated mess lol! I had no idea that it makes these estimates based on the prior day or days range estimates.
Yeah but unless the OP is driving 90mph up a mountain, I can't see how he would only be getting half his expected range. I can attest to the fact that the recent high temps coupled with more AC use has impacted my EV range on the GOM slightly (and by that I mean dropping it from 60 miles to about 57).The missing information is how much power you used to drive those 17.4 ev miles... the energy usage display on the center console should have that information. My understanding is the ELR has a 16.5 kWh battery, with ~12.5 kWh of usable power from a full charge.