Don wrote:...How far did you compute the car would go at a steady 22 mph Joe? I recall it was something over 400 miles on one charge, wasn't it?
Don, yes, on this thread I had calculated 533 miles at 22mph based on the actual battery current drawn by the controller/motor:viewtopic.php?p=2857#p2857
I also allowed that even if I was off by a factor of two, three, or even four that going really slowly would still result in a huge "get-home" distance if one had to...
Thinking further about it, what I had only measured was the current going to the motor controller. In addition to this, there's the (not insignificant) current going to the dc-dc converter to run the rest of the car's systems, plus, IIRC, the traction battery supplies some other loads directly as well(?). One of these days we'll have to measure all those loads...
joev, your continued terrific efficiency is a reflection of your hypermiling abilities plus your low average speeds and the flat area that you live in. I'll be interested in seeing how this changes while driving in B
. For myself, you'd think I was driving a stick shift as I'm constantly moving through the various modes (including a lot of N
) depending on conditions, with many spurts showing that the iMiEV is no slouch. This is counteracted by my wife's featherfooting and consistency.