Kona Electric Mileage

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by Karl C., Aug 25, 2019.

Is any one else getting this crazy mileage?

  1. yes

    9 vote(s)
    81.8%
  2. no

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. Martin H

    Martin H New Member


    Exactly. But why? As was pointed out, it is easy to get a much more accurate estimate of your range after driving a few typical miles on a trip using the actual average consumption displayed and the KwH in the battery. So why not give us the option having the car calculate it?
     
  2. ericy

    ericy Active Member

    Sort of. My ICE car sucked in heavy traffic, and the GOM plummeted. It wasn't a hybrid (it did start-stop, but that's about it). On the highway is when it did the best.

    The Kona seems to deal with heavy traffic without a problem, so the GOM never drops in the same way.
     
  3. BlueKonaEV

    BlueKonaEV Well-Known Member

    They could add an option to switch between city traffic and longer highway trips to be more accurate. The car can't predict if you'll be driving highway or city in the future. It can only look at the past.
     
  4. Tony M.

    Tony M. Member

    Fair enough. The only thing I would add is that coming up with a range estimator that meets everyone's needs at all times may not be possible. Distance, speed, elevation changes, weather, aggressiveness (driving faster when we're in a rush), number of passengers/weight of cargo, etc., etc. Too many variables. On the other hand, our own personal experience gives us a good baseline to make our own rough estimates.
     
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  5. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    Personal experience and awareness of the conditions is the best range estimator.
     
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  6. BlueKonaEV

    BlueKonaEV Well-Known Member

    Exactly.. I'm going on a road trip 220 miles each way and when I charge to 100% tomorrow night, it will show me 330+ mile range but I know that it will be 280 miles at best as most of my trip will be 65 mph..
     
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  7. ericy

    ericy Active Member

    I was wondering about the GOM - when it reaches 0 miles, what does the SOC meter show? Just entering the red zone, or completely out?

    My guess is the former, but I haven't run it down that low to know for sure.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Inside EVs mobile app
     
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  8. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    Not something I want to try, but here is a demo at 2% SOC at 21:11 of this video :

    just turtle and red (battery glowing not sure about at bottom right, seems to happen at 4% - 16:35 of same video)
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2019

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