Maximum Range on Battery -- Comments

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Timothy, Feb 26, 2018.

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  1. Timothy

    Timothy Active Member

    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018
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  3. Timothy

    Timothy Active Member

    Since I posted the first data in the other thread, I thought I would post the first comment in this one. My wife and I have been enjoying our new Clarity immensely. When we first charged it fully on a cold day, our EV estimate was 32 miles (which was disappointing at the time). As we have been driving and charging (we have been almost only on electric), we have shared photos of the dashboard with each other as the range has gotten better. We were very excited the first time it was over 50 miles. This morning it was over 55 (yes, I took a picture and sent it to my wife). It also made me wonder how other folks are doing and so this thread. I know the miles driven plus ev remaining may not be my actual range, but we are trying to drive all electric most of the time so we will rarely get to the end of a charge. I assume this would be true for most folks. Anyway this was just an early morning idea, please have fun.
  4. Viking79

    Viking79 Well-Known Member

    When we bought the car in December the temperature plummeted and was around 10F or less for 3 weeks. We won't talk about EV ranges on most of those days (HV mode most of the time when it gets below around 0F). However, it is starting to warm back up and the range gauge has been in the 30s. I have no doubt it will be in the 50s late spring. Can't wait :)

    With 4000+ miles it has been a great car. Still love the EV range and drive with it. Find I use EV mode all the time, keeps the engine from starting if I accelerate too briskly and the wife doesn't complain when she gets back in (like if I had left it in sport mode, meaning it reverts to normal when it is restarted).
  5. AlanSqB

    AlanSqB Active Member

    Be sure to specify C/F in the temp section. Many of our neighbors to the north are on here.
  6. Timothy

    Timothy Active Member

    Yes, I have just realize that I insensitively assumed miles and Fahrenheit ( also put in my date with the month first). I will add miles and F (don't know know how to deal with the date (except assume folks will figure it out)).
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  8. JimW

    JimW Active Member

    I was thinking the exact same thing this morning. I bought my car in mid Jan during the cold snap so have been seeing EV range of 32-38 miles during February. This morning it was 55 after a warm weekend, and I was showing 45.2 EV range. Looking forward to hitting (or exceeding) the 47 EPA number.
  9. Kendalf

    Kendalf Active Member

    We may also need a column to specify if the data is for the PHEV or BEV version of the Clarity.

    EDIT: Perhaps a link to a shared Google Sheet would be easier to manage the data?
  10. PHEV Newbie

    PHEV Newbie Well-Known Member

    We got 55 miles of actual EV driving on a single charge last week when it hit 69 degrees here. In town driving and no A/C activated (rolled down my window).
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  11. Timothy

    Timothy Active Member

    That sounds like a great idea, could you create one and just link it in the 'comments' and 'data' threads? It would also make it easier to add more columns as needed.
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  13. glockgirl

    glockgirl Member

    I got in car thus morning and the computer showed 51 mi range. Since the weather is super nice, in mid 60's Im able to drive w/o ac.
  14. iluvscuba

    iluvscuba Active Member

    Are you driving like a regular car or paying more attention to accelerating/braking?
  15. jdonalds

    jdonalds Well-Known Member

    We drive exclusively in EV/Econ mode. I'm lighter on the pedal than my wife but neither of us do anything to bring the ICE online.

    Our other car is an old 4Runner which gets about 13 mpg around town. We plan our trips and charging so we don't have to drive the 4Runner unless we have to. We haven't visited a gas station in either vehicle since Dec 20th, but the 4Runner is getting low.

    We charge on solar. Our solar system came online in January. Our electric grid cost is about 60% of what it was last year including charging the car, but our car gas so far is zero. At this point we are saving about $150/month overall.

    Our top estimated range is around 50 but most days low 40s. I sure am glad we didn't buy a different PHEV designed for 25-30 EV range.
  16. PHEV Newbie

    PHEV Newbie Well-Known Member

    I'm still in that gee whiz stage of ownership so I am driving the car relatively gingerly (gentle acceleration, etc), avoiding any hard stops, and using my paddles. More aggressive driving (what's considered normal for most drivers) does impact the range. Driving at highway speeds also has a negative effect (65 mph) for EV range compared to driving around town (25 to 45 mph).
  17. Rajiv Vaidyanathan

    Rajiv Vaidyanathan Active Member

    The effect of ambient temperature on EV range is quite amazing. I have consistently had a range of less than 30 miles on a full charge. The temps warmed this week and I can see the EV range perk up each morning. Yesterday, with temps in the high 20s, I crossed 30. This morning, with temps in the mid 30s, I hit an all new high of 34 miles!

    I can't wait for temps to get into the 50s (maybe in April?) :(
  18. bpratt

    bpratt Active Member

    High temperatures here in Utah have been in the 30s for a while. I charge my car in a garage where the temperature is about 50. I usually have a range of 38 to 40 and my all time high is 42. Also looking forward to warmer weather.
  19. PHEV Newbie

    PHEV Newbie Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain. We get 20-22 mpg around town with our Outback and I thought that was bad. Won't give up the car though. We can get some pretty heavy snow some winters in these parts so the OEM tires on the Clarity just won't cut it (pretty mild this winter, used my snowblower just 3 times).
  20. jdonalds

    jdonalds Well-Known Member

    The 4Runner tows the boat to the lake so it's not leaving our family. It's a great car but the mileage is a killer. Consequently it doesn't get driven much. It's a 13 year old vehicle with only 60,000 miles on it because of the low mileage.
  21. dstrauss

    dstrauss Well-Known Member

    My top has been 62 on the gauge, but actual miles checked was 42 over two days with 9 left showing on the gauge. I thnak the car gods I didn't "settle" for a 25 mile range vehicle knowing what I do now about real life performance.
  22. johncl

    johncl Member

    I have been getting about 50 miles on all electric without too much effort. As mentioned by others colder weather will adversely affect your all electric miles
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  23. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    962FE186-63EB-4C38-AA4F-53EFCD5E8905.jpeg At 48 to 65F and 260 mile history of easy driving with limited non motive battery draw I’m indicating 52 to 545 Miles. Here’s 54.5’from a free public level 2 Aerovironment Charger.

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