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What is your best range on single charge (no hypermiling)

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I'm just wondering what the best range is that people have gotten with their Gen 2.

I understand that the EPA states 85km (sorry, I'm Canadian :)) and that is based on ideal conditions.

My commute is 70kms 1 way, 99% highway.

With my drive this morning the conditions were: 10 degrees C (did not use the climate control, heated seats nor steering wheel), cruise control set at 100 kms/hr, so the only condition that was not "ideal" was the speed that I was driving. Head lights were also on.

When I arrived to my destinaton, the guess-o-meter stated that I had 27 kms of EV range left, meaning that I could have driven 97 kms strictly electric.

I am very impressed. Clearly, I would get well over 100 kms if I was city driving, or perhaps even rural (80 km/hr).

Already owning another electric drive (Smart Fortwo), I know that winter wreaks havoc with the range. Hopefully, with the heating / cooling of the battery while remaining plugged in, I can still manage to get my 70km commute on electric even having to use the heat / climate control.

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With our 2016 Volt last summer, temps 70's or so, my wife and I went fishing and made it to our favorite section of river in Tillamook Oregon. From our home at sea level to about 200 feet elevation where the river is, was 65 miles and still had 5 miles left of electric range.

Of course right now with temps 20-25 degrees lower, 55 miles of electric is the indicated range as I type this. 2 weeks ago at 55 degree weather we went 65 miles on a charge which is pretty good.
This was the best I did recently while drive home from work. All highway 65mph using cruise.
Tgreen, thats great mileage. You just beat the pants off of any Prius. The best we did so far is when my wife and I went to Ocean Park Washington with our 2016 Volt. 65 miles on electric and 58 mpg on gas for the nearly 90 mile round trip.
Temperature is not only a factor when using electric it is also a factor when using gasoline. With our 2016 Volt, even with temps in the mid 50's we see the range increase from the mid 40's temps, of 48 mile range estimate to 55-58 mile range estimate. When using gas, with temps in the mid 40's, we see 45-48 mpg, with temps in the 50's +, mpg's usually push close to the 50 mpg figure or even more
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