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Hypermiling record of 606 miles! Also, may be a bad idea...


New electron smell
Aug 23, 2015
San Francisco, CA
I can't see it as being a record if the car wasn't able to charge at the end.

I can probably set some kind of record if I die in the process of setting it. :p

I am glad they did it as it looks like they might have uncovered some bug or weakness. Just like CR uncovered the ABS bug.
Yup. Definite value to this test.
Sadly, the headlines this might create may not focus on that positive aspect.


REJECT Fascism
May 7, 2015
New Mexico
We received some pretty good clarity today from the technicians about why we only managed 66 kWh. Will make another update soon.
That seems like an unwarranted conclusion. I think all we know is that
606 miles * 110 Wh/mile != 78 kWh

As for conjecture ? I'm willing to wager a cup of Java that the consumption rate is deceiving.
The air drag and road friction already combine for ~ 82 Wh/mile at 40 kph.

Questions I am interested in:
1. What energy use is not being measured in the Wh/mile meter ?
2. Is the range remaining based on the Wh/mile meter or a different calc for remaining kWh ?
3. How many kWh did the recharge take from the meter ? I expect ~ 87 kWh based on EPA testing.
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