I’m not sure who this is addressed to but I posted my 78 mile real world trip with 71 miles on battery. This was not done on a flat track at 20 mph. This was from Spanaway wa to SeaTac airport and back. Plenty of elevation changes, some freeway miles too with passengers. It is posted above with photo of energy screen. No trickery other than trying to be economical with technique and practical at the same time.Nice full charge estimated range, but what’s your best for ev miles achieved on a full charge.
Sorry if I was unclear... I was addressing the OP, who posted only his range estimate.I’m not sure who this is addressed to but I posted my 78 mile real world trip with 71 miles on battery.
The 74 miles was about a week prior to the actual 71 mile battery trip. I believe the estimated range was in the mid 60s prior to the actual 71 battery miles. When I got up to 74 estimated, I was really trying to see how high I could get over a few days after being surprised to see 66 using the freeway and not trying.Sorry if I was unclear... I was addressing the OP, who posted only his range estimate.
Yes, your 71 electric miles is rather good, especially for a car window stickered for 53 miles... Do you remember if the 74 mile full charge range estimate you posted was the full charge estimate you saw the day you drove those 71 miles?
I don't put much reliance on MPGe numbers... the Gen 2 Volt fuel tank holds only a half-gallon (53 ev miles/106 MPGe = 0.5 Ge) of "energy equivalence fuel." At window sticker ratings, a 16.8 mile trip should consume just over 2 cups of such fuel. I’m not sure how precise a "mileage" estimate can be made based on driving that short a distance using that small quantity of fuel.
18.4kWh, usable capacity varies from 13.9 - 14.3 kWh (nominal seems to be 14.1 kWh.) It has not changed since the Gen 2 Volt was introduced in late 2015/early 2016.Can anyone tell me what the 2018 battery is rated for in total kw capacity and does that vary or is it a fixed number?
Cars after 2012 have some fancy accounting about where the "driving on electric" came from, distinguishing power that comes from wall vs power that comes from the ICE. (Earlier cars like mine, you can game all day and pile up ridiculous amounts of "total EV miles since last charge".) The Guess-o-meter gets capped at a certain number of miles too on both generations, so there's hard upper limit.I just hit 62.6...I have a lot of downhill driving and am having a lot of fun experimenting! I am having some interesting results when getting down to about 6 miles...it is on electric, but doesn't register adding to my electric total. Anyone else experience this?