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 Post subject: Re: What’s a “good” miles/kWh?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:13 pm 
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JoulesThief wrote:
6.1 to 6.6 miles per kwh. Almost all city Blvds. 110 miles or more capable on a full charge with 7 to 10 left in the tank. 2015 SEL e-Golf. I drive in D mode, and shift to D1 or D2 to slow down. Conserve momentum. It's a great urban crawler, mine hardly ever sees freeway use, that's what the TDI is for.


6.6 m/kwh is impressive. The best I could do was 6.2 m/kwh in a city commute. For driving a highway, that is what you need to use D2-D3 frequently to slow down for a traffic. Have you tried that before?


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 Post subject: Re: What’s a “good” miles/kWh?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:29 pm 
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Location: Sunnyvale, CA (NoCa)
Today on highway 30 miles. I was driving mostly 50-55mph with some stop and go. My average was 6.1m/kWh without AC and 95% of the road is flat.
Usually I drive 65 mph with cruise and the average is in 4.5 - 5.1 range without AC.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s a “good” miles/kWh?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:16 pm 
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At 18,000 miles, my lifetime average is 4.3 mi/kWh. Driving has mostly been on highway, with speeds somewhat limited by traffic and road conditions. Minimal use of climate control.

So far after 2 weeks with my 2018 i3 I'm only at 3.5 mi/kWh. Ouch.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s a “good” miles/kWh?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:30 am 
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You have to learn how to coast in the i3, and you have to work at it.


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 Post subject: Re: What’s a “good” miles/kWh?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:52 pm 
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BlueThinker wrote:
JoulesThief wrote:
6.1 to 6.6 miles per kwh. Almost all city Blvds. 110 miles or more capable on a full charge with 7 to 10 left in the tank. 2015 SEL e-Golf. I drive in D mode, and shift to D1 or D2 to slow down. Conserve momentum. It's a great urban crawler, mine hardly ever sees freeway use, that's what the TDI is for.


6.6 m/kwh is impressive. The best I could do was 6.2 m/kwh in a city commute. For driving a highway, that is what you need to use D2-D3 frequently to slow down for a traffic. Have you tried that before?


Being retired, I strive to avoid rush hour work commute traffic at any cost. The risk of accidents skyrockets during commuter hours. So, that, I am sure helps my miles per kWh. I just prefer to use "D" mode, and if I need to brake, I down shift to D1, then D2. If that avoids using the tail lights, so much the better. I don't ride anyone else's ass when driving, and I don't like being tailgated myself. I leave plenty of space and time between myself, and the car in front of me, as well as plenty of reaction time to slow down. That's just me, YMMV.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s a “good” miles/kWh?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:06 am 
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JoulesThief wrote:

Being retired, I strive to avoid rush hour work commute traffic at any cost. The risk of accidents skyrockets during commuter hours. So, that, I am sure helps my miles per kWh. I just prefer to use "D" mode, and if I need to brake, I down shift to D1, then D2. If that avoids using the tail lights, so much the better. I don't ride anyone else's ass when driving, and I don't like being tailgated myself. I leave plenty of space and time between myself, and the car in front of me, as well as plenty of reaction time to slow down. That's just me, YMMV.


I think using brake is the same as using any D a B more, as far as you are in green recuperation zone. Or I'm wrong ?

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 Post subject: Re: What’s a “good” miles/kWh?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:07 pm 
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About 5000 miles/8000 km on my 2018 e-Golf. I am rarely challenging the range these days so I have little incentive to skimp on crew comfort or go extra slow.

I am doing 100-120 km/h (62-75 mph)on the four lane highway, about 95 km/h (60 mph) on the rural highway. I also drive in the city, stop-and-go to relatively speedy through traffic.

A/C is on, normal mode. I am getting somewhere around 14-15 kWh/100 km (4.1-4.4 miles/kWh). Good enough for me!


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 Post subject: Re: What’s a “good” miles/kWh?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:58 pm 
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YeGolf wrote:
JoulesThief wrote:

Being retired, I strive to avoid rush hour work commute traffic at any cost. The risk of accidents skyrockets during commuter hours. So, that, I am sure helps my miles per kWh. I just prefer to use "D" mode, and if I need to brake, I down shift to D1, then D2. If that avoids using the tail lights, so much the better. I don't ride anyone else's ass when driving, and I don't like being tailgated myself. I leave plenty of space and time between myself, and the car in front of me, as well as plenty of reaction time to slow down. That's just me, YMMV.


I think using brake is the same as using any D a B more, as far as you are in green recuperation zone. Or I'm wrong ?


Pretty much, although stepping on the brake pedal does activate the brake lights, some slight current draw there.

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 Post subject: Re: What’s a “good” miles/kWh?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:49 am 
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YeGolf wrote:

I think using brake is the same as using any D a B more, as far as you are in green recuperation zone. Or I'm wrong ?


This is true unless you are near a full charge. On my 2017, until I have used 2-3kWh (from a 100% charge) it will only go into the green regen 2-3 marks. So pushing on the breaks will much more quickly apply the pads without maxing out regen.


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