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 Post subject: Indicated Maximum Range on full charge is going down. why?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:01 pm 
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I used to get up to 104 miles of indicated range on full charge. Now only 70 (@ 60 degree temperature). What is going on? Is my battery pack dying? Car only has 3500 miles.


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 Post subject: Re: Indicated Maximum Range on full charge is going down. wh
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:21 pm 
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The indicated range is only an estimate, and the car is delivered with a fantastical number. Mine charges to 76 miles now after a year old.

You are fine, this is normal.

Greg


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 Post subject: Re: Indicated Maximum Range on full charge is going down. wh
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:57 pm 
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Yes. My 2015 was charging to 81 all of the time and now only reads about 74. It was even lower for a couple months when it was 30 degrees outside. Any correlation to exterior temperature and the charged gauge reading?


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 Post subject: Re: Indicated Maximum Range on full charge is going down. wh
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:41 pm 
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yes, it has been proven that the outside temp radically changes the range estimate.

It also appears to somewhat affect the actual range.

Greg


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 Post subject: Re: Indicated Maximum Range on full charge is going down. wh
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 5:12 pm 
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My experience with my 2015 500e... after a year of use is that if I drive with high efficiency my range estimate actually goes up. I only gently drive around town and try and do everything I can to keep my MPGe up each ride... often my MPGe at the end of a ride is over 160+. My estimated range as of today is at 110. I use cruise control, try and use a featherlight touch to accelerate and don't spend much time over 50mph. I don't think my driving reflects real world commute style driving. I suppose that all the car is doing is taking average MPGe and calculating a range for the charge remaining. I do live in a temperate climate as well

As far as I can tell the range readout is about as useful as watching the range left for a tank of gas in a car. What is really important is how much charge/fuel I have left, not how many miles the car thinks I can go from its calculations.


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 Post subject: Re: Indicated Maximum Range on full charge is going down. wh
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:02 am 
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Thanks guys, this answered a question I had too! My max range was reading 110 and now 5 months later it's at 77 :) Sounds like that's normal!


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