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Owner experiences: Range v Miles Driven

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by LEE3, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. LEE3

    LEE3 Member

    May 16, 2019
    How are new owners finding the variance between range spent and real miles driven on various trips so far?

    I did a 91 mile trip yesterday which involved some M25, Blackwall tunnel queues, waiting for 15 minutes at a supermarket, a ten minute acceleration display to a friend and crawling around in South London traffic with a drive thru stop for another 15 minutes on the way home. I drove the car normally ie not thinking of range and had air con and music on the entire time. Sentry was on during each stop too.

    Once home I calculated I had used 106 miles of range versus those real 91 miles and was pretty happy with the car using only 15 miles for air con, sentry, music, speed demonstrations crawling in the lovely south London traffic etc. I thought the range hit for that type of trip would be a little higher.
  2. pgkevet

    pgkevet Member

    Jul 1, 2019
    mid wales
    That was either the slowest acceleration reported on a 3 or you broke the limiter and went supersonic:)

    Once playtime novelty wears off you realise how many electrons that stunt burns.
    • Funny x 2
  3. Ryder35

    Ryder35 Member

    Jul 12, 2019
    I popped into Bluewater (from Worthing) yesterday to test using the superchargers and found my actual range was just slightly above the predicted range graph on the energy tab.

    Also, certainly on my i3 city driving, even if stop start is more efficient than motorway driving.
  4. Roy W.

    Roy W. Member

    Jun 3, 2019
    Derby, UK
    Certainly true. In the Kona I can often see 6 miles per kW when driving around town, or pottering in the countryside.
    • Informative x 1

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