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Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:35 pm

iMiEVNZ7 just reminded me that there is an existing iMiEV record, which was pointed out back in January 2012 by FiddlerJohn in this post:
http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=705#p705
The informally documented record by a couple of Hungarians is 219.5km (136.4mi) and is shown on this YouTube video with English subtitles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqSLNX3WlHY

They drove the poor iMiEV to a standstill, but they were very obviously gentle about it. ;)

Now, while acknowledging this record by a Euro-spec iMiEV, for the purposes of our myimev.com Forum and this Topic I'm still soliciting our members to beat acensor's current record of 112.1miles (180.4km). Photos or video of the event appreciated.
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Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:16 pm

On july 15 and 16, I personnaly drove 197,5 km ( 122,75 miles) to turtle, on a single charge. Three loops ( return trip) on different conditions. Max speed mostly 40 kmh (25 mph), a few times 30-35 kmh. Country roads mostly flat with little ups and downs. first day strong wind, second day no wind for the last 2 loops. Temperature 23 to 29 °C. At the start RR was 151 km.

Results:

194,3 km to 0 bars and RR=4
197,5 km RR=0 and turtle
202,0 km home on turtle
Around 8 km left on turtle.

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Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:38 pm

Yes, Pier, in flat terrain and at 40 km/h constant speed, we can drive for 200 km. I think i could do the same in my i-MiEV, but the terrain isn't flat around my town. For me, you own the record of the maximum miles driven on one charge in this forum, 202 km. Congratulations.
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Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:28 am

201,4 km with one charge, 25 RR left.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baAiN2jFEcc
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Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:37 am

Very impressive, Malm. I have a few questions for you. In most of the video, I see you are driving between 35-50 kmh (20-30 mph). What was the average speed limit during your trip? At one point, I saw a posted speed limit of 100 kph (62 mph), and you were driving only 45 kph (28 mph) at that time. Were you driving only half the posted speed limit for most of your trip? Did you get a lot of other drivers angry at you? It appears that a good portion of your trip was downhill. What kind of stats did you get on the return trip?
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Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:09 pm

First question: as you can see in the vídeo, five hours and ten minutes trip, average almost 40 km/h.

Second question: sometimes i drove below half of the speed limit. I drove at the speed that i think was the best for the purpose of the trip.

Third question: absolute nobody angry with me.

Fourth question: When i started, i wasn't at home, so it´s impossible to tell. But this trip, at reverse, it's not possible in the same average speed, i think profile explains it.

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I made this trip to show that i can beat in maximum range that two hungarians journalists. I did it.
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Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:36 pm

Pier and Malm, nice to see your record-setting performances. Around here, driving on a two-lane road below the speed limit could be hazardous to one's health...

Malm's statement "201,4 km with one charge, 25 RR left" brings up an interesting proposition for this game we're playing:

Since many of us are unwilling to deplete our traction battery, what if we make it acceptable for this record to consist of Distance Driven + Range Remaining on One Charge, with Distance Driven being a minimum of 50 miles (80km) and photos of the two displays (e.g., Trip A and RR)?
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Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:14 pm

Once again, it's just matter of who can find the biggest mountain

I still believe any 'records' posted should at a minimum require the recharge be done at the same location as the original charge - That makes for a level playing field for all contestants

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Pier
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Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:27 pm

Don wrote:I still believe any 'records' posted should at a minimum require the recharge be done at the same location as the original charge - That makes for a level playing field for all contestants

Don


I agree. Around here records are dones on return trips only.

Concerning my attempt, the purpose was not to break a record, that's why there is no pictures. I just wanted to experiment in different conditions and speed to know better what to do when our car is running out of energy or how to drive under various conditions.

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Re: Maximum Miles Driven on One Charge

Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:18 pm

What matter's is to start and end the trip at the same altitude (not at the same place). In the trip that a made 201,4 km, the last 120 where in flat terrain, and i went from 12 to 3 bars (spent 9 bars). If with 9 bars i can do 120 km, with sixteen i can do 213,33. If you create that rule (start and end in the same place) you just have to find the flatter ground and you go steadly at 30-40 km/h and you reach 200 km. The problem is no more who can find the highest moutain, but who can find the flatter ground!!!

I think you shouldn't create that rules, you should do it simple. Who goes longer is the owner of the record, and that is Pier (by 600 meters).
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