Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Redmond, WA
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We've got about 600 miles on our ED now and it seems to have exceptionally good range while driving around the city. My wife averages just barely under 1 mile per 1% of SOC while tooling around running errands in stop and go traffic in our moderately hilly neighborhood. Typically, over the course of a couple of days, she will drive something like 45 miles and the SOC will will show 52-53% or around there. These early summer days have been in the 60-80 degree F. range so we're mostly not using the A/C nor heater.
I've done a basic GPS validation of the odometer and it seems to be accurate within my error of measurement, which is probably 2-3% max. So yesterday I decided to go out into the country and drive a curvy, winding loop which contains most 35-45 MPH speed limit roads with minimal stop signs but lots of little ups and downs. I gave up after about 90 minutes and returned home. Final tally was 63 miles and remaining SOC was around 47%. I've run the SOC down to 20% but no lower. Can it really be that if we ran it to 0% SOC, that we could go 120 miles in this manner? And maybe if my wife drives since she is 75 pounds lighter than me?
On the flip side, we've done about 55 miles of almost strictly freeway in moderate traffic at speeds averaging 65 MPH and got the SOC down to 20%, so that seems about spot on.
No modifications other than a precision alignment (factory alignment toe settings were terrible and would have probably led to the tires being worn out in 15k miles or less). I'm using 30/34 PSI front/rear.
Seems unusual, no?