sandange
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i Miev Winter Range Test

Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:25 am

I recorded these results to determine
Real winter driving conditions range.
Using only the original heating equipment.


The Trip Going There
Vehicle
Make Mitsubishi
Model i Miev
Year 2014

Distance: 19 km 12 miles
Journey time: 34 minutes
Type of Route: Twisty, mountainous
% Freeway: Max 50 kmph/ 30 mph , Back roads
Elevation changes: 500' drop

Weather: Light snow
Outdoor temperature:
Beginning temperature: -16 C ( 3 F )
End temperature: -16 C ( 3 F )
Road conditions: Snow covered, icy , slippery

Heating with Original equipment (Electric Heating only)
Preheat: 15 minutes defrost
Heating used during the trip: Heater and fan speed on 3
Heated Seat: Drivers seat on
ECO mode: Eco mode used
% Battery on arrival: 81%, 13 bars

KM RR gauge
Beginning: 65 km 40 miles
Remaining on arrival: 48 km 30 miles
Km Used: 17 km 11 miles


15 Minutes of Shopping & The Return Trip
Distance: 19 km 12 m
Journey time: 47 minutes
Type of Route: Twisty, mountainous
% Freeway: Max 50 kmph, Back roads
Elevation changes: 500' elevation Climb

Weather: Light snow
Outdoor temperature:
Beginning temperature: -16 C ( 3 F )
End temperature: -19 C ( -2F )
Road conditions: Snow covered, icy, slippery, traffic

Heating with Electric Heating only
Preheat: no
Heating used during the trip: Heater and fan speed on 3
Heated Seat: Drivers seat on
ECO mode: D mode used
% Battery remaining on arrival: 38%, 6 Bars left

KM RR gauge
Beginning: 49 km 30.5 miles
Remaining on arrival: 27 km 17 miles
Km Used: 22 km 13.5 miles


Video Links

[url]Return Trip Start
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71NddrNIbcU

This the best I can do for battery % with our limited gauges
Bars used going there 3 bars (19%) used of 16
Bars used Return trip 7 bars (44%) used of 16
Bars used Round trip 10 bars (62%) used of 16


Conclusion for Maximum RR
in this cold weather, elevation climbing, & poor driving conditions
Total km : 38 km 23.5 miles
Total time: 81 minutes
10 Bars = 38 km - 23.5 miles
therefore
16 Bars = 60.8 km 38 miles
Not including the reserve power
Last edited by sandange on Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:57 am, edited 2 times in total.
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blownb310
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Re: i Miev Winter Range Test

Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:43 am

Very comprehensive and informative. Thank you for putting the report together for us! :)
Mike

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sandange
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Re: i Miev Winter Range Test

Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:43 am

Thanks blownb310

I though we need to get some true testing on this subject

I also added some video links above
for those interested.
Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2019
Previous EVs
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
200,000 km , 124.000 miles.
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
http://thecordstead.blogspot.ca/

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Re: i Miev Winter Range Test

Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:05 pm

Thanks for the info.

I've adjusted my charging habits to keep the battery warm for winter. That includes using level 1 charging unless I need the speed of level 2. The more time the batteryis active, the warmer it stays. There is a big difference in performance when the pack drops below freezing, especially regen. The most effective way of heating the battery outside of parking somewhere warm I think is to drive on the highway then hit level 2 charging. My battery went from about 25 F to 65 F at temperatures below 20 F with two highway trips and charging. With a warmer battery, more capacity is available, and a longer range is observed. With a colder battery yesterday at 0 F ambient, I got 2.79 mi./kWh on the highway with about 10 minutes of medium heat. Same trip today, but with a 50 F battery and 20 F ambient, and got 3.03 mi./kWh, plus I drove faster.
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