kiev wrote:Is the bottom part of the hill (between mile 5 to 17) on an interstate? It seems that going 60-67 mph uphill would be using a huge amount of energy.
Of course it doesn't really matter too much because you know you can always coast or regen as necessary to make it back home--but what an awesome climb and return, thanks for sharing the data it's fun to see how these cars can perform such feats of strength.
Yes, that is I-40 east bound, Speed limit is 65 mph, the whole way to NM-14. I have the option of using old route 66 (which you can do 40 to 45 mph on most of the way instead but after more that 15 attempts I couldn't ever do better than 1% better SOC on old Rt 66 than on I-40, to the north 14 turn off. Often I did worse and it takes significantly longer, so no reason to do it IMO. I try for 66% SOC on the exit ramp from I-40 and usually achieve it. Actually though the miles/kWH average is around 3.6 at that point. As you can see by the destination numbers it gets much worse as the speed comes down and the grade gets steeper.
The car is pretty amazing and I picked the worst end SOC data (strong winds) that I have recorded for that particular trip. Often I get back with SOC from 12% to 19% from the same destination. But if that route were driven "normally" it would be impossible to get all of the way home! Glad you enjoyed seeing the details!