In general I understand this. But since most of this is highway, at some point I think I want to use up all 50+ electrical miles. Maybe on the way home I can just estimate when my electric range is about equal to the distance away.Hold mode on the highway, normal in the city until you run out of juice. Use the PlugShare app to find charging. Don't use mountain mode at all unless you are driving in mountains. Just check out closed threads about Volting to see what not to do.
I've pulled into my driveway enough times leaving miles on the table that I've stopped trying games like this. When I was a hypermiler trying to eek out every mile this was something I would try. Now I just burn my electrons early in my 65 mile (soon to be 50 miles now that the daughter is on summer break) commute.In general I understand this. But since most of this is highway, at some point I think I want to use up all 50+ electrical miles. Maybe towards on the way home I can just estimate when my electric range is about equal to the distance away.
Yes, if basically none of the drive is below highway speed then just drive, but stay within the posted limit, DON'T SPEED. Set your cruise control at the speed limit, and you'll have a less stressful drive in return. Speed is the biggest killer of range.All good sense advice. Just drive and enjoy.
Even a few hours on L1 can yield significant EV range.Yes, but not L2, and only for a few hours. So not many miles to be gained.
Definitely possible depending on the day.Even a few hours on L1 can yield significant EV range.
Charging at 120V and the default 8 amps: 1 hr: 2.7 miles, 2 hr: 5.4 miles, 3 hr: 8.1 miles, 4 hr: 10.8 miles
Charging at 120V and 12 amps: 1 hr: 4 - 5 miles, 2 hr: 8 - 10 miles, 3 hr: 12 - 15 miles, 4 hr: 16 - 20 miles
You can lock your L1 EVSE to the J1772 port and also loop the charging cord through the front left wheel and secure with a padlock so it is not easy to steal. Except for vandalism, the worst that would happen is that someone might unplug the EVSE from the power outlet.
If you can recover 20 miles of EV range using L1 charging plus some regen and keep to the speed limit while driving you could probably make the 100 mile round trip on the battery + 1/2 gallon of gas. Ignoring the electrons moved that's 200 mpg, not bad at all.
JRRF, this is exactly your answer and what I do when I have trips of length with mostly freeway miles. Just use your Nav System or preferred cellphone app and when your miles to home is a bit less than the estimated range on the DIC then flip back to electric on the freeway. I say a bit less (maybe 5 miles, depends on how many freeway miles are still in front of you) because you will use it up a bit more at freeway speeds. You'll get better at knowing when to flip to electric after you've done it a few times.In general I understand this. But since most of this is highway, at some point I think I want to use up all 50+ electrical miles. Maybe on the way home I can just estimate when my electric range is about equal to the distance away.
Better yet, how about the universal measure of beer: pint, quarter keg, half keg, keg.Gallons are not sufficiently granular for expressing fuel consumption in PIHV and the Metric system is too hard to understand so
I propose a new standard. Henceforth PIHV fuel economy will be expressed in SVs and BGs.
1 SV is the amount of liquid automotive fuel that that it takes to fill one Starbucks Venti cup (20 oz.) In addition to the SV there is also the Starbucks Trenta (ST) (31 oz.)
1 BG is the amount of liquid automotive fuel that that it takes to fill one 7-Eleven Big Gulp cup (30 oz.) In addition to the BG there is the Super Big Gulp (SG) (40 oz) and the Double Gulp (DG) (50 oz.)
So your 100 mile round trip will require approximately 3 SVs or 2 STs or 2 BGs of gas. That is to say 33 miles per SV; 50 miles per ST and also 50 miles per BG.