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There's an old thread in the Electric Drive area where users posted about their maximum single-charge distance and I think a user named wrumbarger has the record with somewhere over 110 miles!

That being said, my wife can easily get more than 1 mile per 1% SOC when just toodling along in the city. I once got in the car and saw she had driven something like 24 miles on 18% SOC, and the instrument cluster showed something like 6.1 miles per kwh.
 

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There's an old thread in the Electric Drive area where users posted about their maximum single-charge distance and I think a user named wrumbarger has the record with somewhere over 110 miles!

That being said, my wife can easily get more than 1 mile per 1% SOC when just toodling along in the city. I once got in the car and saw she had driven something like 24 miles on 18% SOC, and the instrument cluster showed something like 6.1 miles per kwh.


I live outside of town so I have some highway driving and higher speed country roads that use more KWh :(


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83 miles is a much easier feat for the 453 to pull off when compared to the 451, but the 453 has overall EPA rating of minus 10 miles based on the latest monroney stickers. It's aggravating...



I currently lease a 2016 smart EV (451 model). I previously leased a 2013 version. I've tested the latest 453's just to see what they are capable of. Just for disclosure purposes. :nerd:
 

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83 miles is a much easier feat for the 453 to pull off when compared to the 451, but the 453 has overall EPA rating of minus 10 miles based on the latest monroney stickers. It's aggravating...



I currently lease a 2016 smart EV (451 model). I previously leased a 2013 version. I've tested the latest 453's just to see what they are capable of. Just for disclosure purposes. <img src="http://smartcarofamerica.com/forums/images/SmartCarOfAmerica/smilies/tango_face_glasses.png" border="0" alt="" title="Nerd" class="inlineimg" />
This is something I always wondered about. The 453 according to epa has a slightly more efficient motor and the battery although the same size, is configured differently with a different number of cells to maximize efficiency. So how is the 453 rated at 10 miles less than the 451? I own a 451 and was thinking about upgrading to a 453 in the distant future, but I couldn't buy a car with less range.
 

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This is something I always wondered about. The 453 according to epa has a slightly more efficient motor and the battery although the same size, is configured differently with a different number of cells to maximize efficiency. So how is the 453 rated at 10 miles less than the 451? I own a 451 and was thinking about upgrading to a 453 in the distant future, but I couldn't buy a car with less range.
Possibly has something to do with either the weight (the 453 is a few hundred pounds heavier than the 451 and might be subject to different energy loss protocols during EPA testing) or that the EPA values are calculated differently in an attempt to more accurately represent real world range.

Reports seem to indicate that the 453 has a bit more real world range than the 451, though the 453 is still, by far, the shortest range electric vehicle that is not a city-only vehicle.
 

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My record high stands at 120.8 miles total on a single charge (7/14/2018), followed by 120.5 (7/6/2018) and 120.0 (7/17/2017). I have a 2014 Cabriolet with 12K miles on it (only 5,600 are mine, I bought it used in Sept 2016)
 
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