Can anyone quantify how much cold wet weather degrades range?
Yes 2021 LR.Is that in a heat pump or non heat pump car?
The heat pump appears to be seriously reducing that impact for me - at least in the temperatures we have in most of the UK.
In my 2021 LR w/heat pump, I've actually noticed how much less the cold actually seems to impact the car. Especially on the longer journeys or where it's had 10-15 minutes of heating before heading off. The chart below shows this quite nicely. It's a smaller sample size as I've only had the car since Mid-March but the LR certainly seemed to be less impacted by the cold - especially 5 degrees and above. The LR w/heat pump is significantly more efficient.
Even in the lower temps, it wasn't as noticeable of an impact. In the LR w/Heat pump I was getting around 298-280 wh/mi in the 0-10 degree range and 255 in the 15-20 range. Compared to the SR+, I found that the cold weather average was 325-350 and the warmer weather was similar to the LR (which is also interesting as the LR is heavier and has an extra motor!). For clarity's sake, the LR w/heat pump has acceleration boost and not driving towards any type of efficiency and they were both on the same tyres.
I whole heartedly agree on your point about government greed.
I would agree if governments didn’t have the proclivity for investing in poorly researched or prepared projects or created infrastructure which nobody asked for.Government greed is an interesting concept.
Taxes pay for government spending, which is demanded by the people (more money for schools, hospitals, police etc). Ultimately, it is people who are ‘greedy’ for higher living standards and who can blame them. The balance between taxes and living standards is always going to be a challenge that never pleases everyone. For some, taxes are too high, for others too low to support the spending needed.
Re-elected with a larger majority, people clearly want more of this type of thing. We get to have our say next on May 2nd 2024.I would agree if governments didn’t have the proclivity for investing in poorly researched or prepared projects or created infrastructure which nobody asked for.
For an example of the first I am thinking of the Emergency Services Network fiasco and for the second, HS2 comes to mind.
No, I think there is a voraciousness for money. They’ll work out how to spend it afterwards.
Putting it more generally, anything with any technology that is under development. Politicians seem unable to comprehend something more advanced than a new cart to stick behind the horses, just watch their faces as a machine is explained to them!>>For an example of the first I am thinking of the Emergency Services Network fiasco and for the second, HS2 comes to mind.<<