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So far the morning lows has now climbed to 53 deg F, and afternoon highs to 75 deg F...

And my EV range is now averaging 68 miles to a charge.

So far, I can't push my driving technique score beyond 4.9


 

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Yeah i wonder if there's a linear relationship between Energy Usage Score and MPGe. Anybody keeping track?
 

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What's your MPGe? I'm getting 132 overall.
That's very good for you. I have used gas a lot when I got my Volt, so I'll have to drive 300,000 EV miles in order to get it over 100 MPGe.

Lately, in my city driving at 40-50 mph, I usually get over 140 MPGe while my overall MPGe remains low but my MPGcs is better than EPA's

 

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Yeah i wonder if there's a linear relationship between Energy Usage Score and MPGe. Anybody keeping track?
It seems to me that roughly, you can add the overall score to the 53 EPA EV mile range, then you get your realistic range.
For example, in my picture illustrated, my score is +5.9, which means that I am going to get at least 58.9 EV miles...
 

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But when my score is -5, i.e. for climate settings, I lose much more than 5 miles estimated EV range.
 

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But when my score is -5, i.e. for climate settings, I lose much more than 5 miles estimated EV range.
That's true, as the maximum score per category is only +/- 5
I can get 75 miles per charge on my Volt in early summer.
 

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It seems to me that roughly, you can add the overall score to the 53 EPA EV mile range, then you get your realistic range.
For example, in my picture illustrated, my score is +5.9, which means that I am going to get at least 58.9 EV miles...
But it appears a max score would be +15, so the max EV range estimated would be 68miles?
 

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But it appears a max score would be +15, so the max EV range estimated would be 68miles?
You nailed the important key word "Estimated"...

On my 2017 Volt, I get 75 miles per charge during late spring while going 48 mph on country roads...
 

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To get an estimate of your electric range, take your MPGe (electric only) and divide by 2. So for the previous screen shot, 142/2=71 miles of estimated electric range if you continue driving the same way until you run out. The highest MPGe I have achieved so far is 133 for a round trip drive. I am waiting for warmer weather since I bought my car in the winter.
 

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To get an estimate of your electric range, take your MPGe (electric only) and divide by 2. So for the previous screen shot, 142/2=71 miles of estimated electric range if you continue driving the same way until you run out. The highest MPGe I have achieved so far is 133 for a round trip drive. I am waiting for warmer weather since I bought my car in the winter.
Thanks! It's warming up some more, here's my new score:

 
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