We have bought our i-MiEV with some 4000 kilometers. Range used to be 107 Kilometers. When we bought the car, the battery was completely cycled to recalibrate. Since then range used to be 140 kilometers and even 164 once.
Some 2000 Kilometers later and after the update, range is 100 kilometers. Panic?
I remember we got only 85 kilometers after a full charge but 30 kilometers later it was 91 kilometers.
We used to note every kilometer in a book and count and guess. Today we have become electric oldtimers (3 month
We have been on a pirates convention, driven some 204 kilometers with the biggest distance 111 kilometers and the turtle was giving us a fit twice. I am sure she would have carried us the final 9 kilometers but not without complaining.
I stopped filling the batteries to the rim. We are living on the backside of a hill and 1/3 down. So after driving some 10 kilometers the batteries are full and the real voyage can begin. But remember we have to get up the hill again.
It is winter and we have bought a pants warmer for my wife, 12V 50W. The fan is constantly running to keep the windows open and we even use A/C and heater sometimes. Counting and guessing again it is still the same 120 kilometers. It needs a year at least to see if there is a loss and dont forget, driving habits changed too.