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Observations after 5000kms Australia and New Zealand

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Blue heaven, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Blue heaven

    Blue heaven Member

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    image.jpg Got to the 5000 kilometre mark today, still loving every bit of this car, here's a few observations:
    for a fairly big vehicle it's generally easy to park.
    The various controls are very easy to use.
    I expected the touchscreen to be a distraction, it's certainly not.
    I have no idea what range anxiety is, it's a non-event.
    charging the vehicle is so simple it's ridiculous.
    I now have got to the stage that taking my ICE car to the fuel station is worse than going to the dentist, and sitting behind some inconsiderate at the bowser while they check phone messages before driving off is even harder to take.
    looking forward to the next 995 000 kms.
     

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  2. Wattup

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    The first line of the song could now be Iva Davies singing ....

    Standing at the limit of an endless road trip.
     
  3. cynix

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    Geez how did you manage to get down to 188 Wh/km in a P85D? I'm still at around 260 Wh/km…
     
  4. Blue heaven

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    It's Goldilocks weather here at the moment, hardly used the heating or aircon, it's generally flat terrain unless we go 20kms inland, the car never goes over 115kph because Western Australia has more cameras than a Hollywood Red carpet event and lastly I think I have the regen braking nailed to a tee.
    It's going to be interesting to see the energy consumption during the West Coast summer.
     
  5. moemoke

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    How did you manage to stop at 5000k's and be charging, a few trips around the block then up and down the driveway?
    At this rate you'll be clocking the 1mil k's in only 16 years, good luck.
     
  6. danielp

    danielp Member

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    Great post. After 20000kms I still agree with each of your points. Still in awe...
     
  7. Dborn

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    My lifetime average is 217 kWh. On lower north shore Sydney. Lots of hills.
     
  8. Blue heaven

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    did a small detour on the way home, worked to perfection.
    the distance per week will drop off over time, probably drop down to 20-25k per year.
     

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