Maximum Range on Battery

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

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  1. Timothy

    Timothy Active Member

    I envision this thread as a place to post maximum distance between charges in a friendly rather than competitive way. My thought would be to post the following:

    Distance traveled, and remaining EV estimate (both from dashboard), percentage battery remaining (from Hondalink), we could also add a column for temperature at recharge (to get a general idea of climate conditions) Maybe a date column as well.

    I don't see this as a thread for comments but just for data, but what ever happens happens, I suppose. I find myself trying to get as far as I can on a charge (hopefully I will get over this eventually) and I am curious about the experiences others are having. Here is the thread for comments about the data:

    So that it's easy to follow one's own data, I would suggest that folks edit their own post when they have a new entry to to make (so that all of one person's entries would show up on the same post).
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018
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  3. Timothy

    Timothy Active Member

    Distance // EV Remaining // % Remaining // Temp at Recharge // date
    39.9mi // 15.3mi // 40 // 56F // 02.26.2018
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018
  4. jdonalds

    jdonalds Well-Known Member

    Today I traveled 62 miles. Starting out with an almost fully charged battery the EV range showed 42 miles. But you can really squeeze some extra miles out of these things. I spent quite a bit of the journey on a fairly lonely road where I could drive 40 mph in a 55 zone. Only two cars had to pass me (one driver was quite miffed). But the car ran 54 miles on electric so only the last 8 miles with the ICE running.

    I watched as the EV range estimate dropped to zero. I had the radio off and was trying to sense the ICE starting up, but I couldn't. At speed I couldn't hear the ICE. Only when I came to a stop could I hear it.

    Outside temp was in the 60's and I didn't turn on the seat heater or the climate system. The first 31 miles were generally uphill. Turning around the car ran at 40mpg for a long time neither seeming to use any electricity nor to regen. At one point I had to drive 27 more miles and EV showed only 10. But as I gained going downhill the gap closed.

    All of this was in a day when my wife already drove 30 miles, then I did 12 miles, and the car was charged in-between.
  5. barnesgj

    barnesgj Active Member

    That's a remarkable distance, which I will never achieve. :rolleyes:
    And, I can always hear when the ICE starts, even at speed. It always seems loud to me. I wonder if it's the car or my hearing that makes it seem so loud? So far, it's not a big issue, as it rarely needs to come on. :)
  6. Viking79

    Viking79 Well-Known Member

    Distance // EV Remaining // % Remaining // Temp at Recharge // date
    30 mi // 22 mi // unknown // 45 F // 2018.3.5

    Notes: No climate usage. Warmest it has been for a while, Longest yet, estimated at next charge was 49 mi.
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  8. Timothy

    Timothy Active Member

    This thread never really took off. But this morning we had our highest EV range estimate yet. It feels a little like boasting, but I'm excited about it and you all (plus my wife) are likely to be the only folks who might care.

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  9. LAF

    LAF Active Member

    its because the car is otherwise so amazingly quiet! I fear for when eventually there is some rattle.
  10. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    A8C1BE73-01C7-46AF-B416-39072D6867A0.jpeg 7CA0C3C1-6E67-4673-95B6-25481EDB4029.jpeg A1BDBE0E-898F-4066-8FC3-D4DCA243BD71.jpeg 0B87524E-7AE8-4369-9023-0232D51FE14E.jpeg C30715D5-5D3A-4C6E-A2EC-763F9873317C.jpeg Here’s my best EV range (62.7) with no non-motive battery drain, level roads, moderate accel, temps of 40-60F, max speed 60mph, and 75/25% city/hwy. Stayed in the 60s for 2 weeks, now consistently 57-59 EV range. The EV range estimate always tracks within 2 miles +/- of the odometer, so it’s very accurate for me. Haven’t let it get to 0 EV so don’t know if I could squeeze any more miles out of it before ICE starts.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2018
  11. Timothy

    Timothy Active Member

    Very nice, though I am still happy about my 56 miles.
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