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Re: Turtle riding (How far has the turtle brought you ?)

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:16 pm
by Zelenec
I do it quite often. I noticed I can rely on the SOC Canion reading. The car stops at 0-2% SOC and every % equals at least 1 km of easy driving. It happened a few times I came to a planed charging station with less than 5% SOC w/o any range anxiety.

Re: Turtle riding (How far has the turtle brought you ?)

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:35 am
by Gyver
In Hungary a car magazine has tried a low speed, public roads range test. In this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqSLNX3WlHY you can clearly see the turtle showing up at 201.9 km and the battery drying out completely at 219.3 or 17.4 km at 30 km/h. They managed to drive 220 km (137 mi) on a public road at 40 km/h (25 mi/h).

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Re: Turtle riding (How far has the turtle brought you ?)

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:44 am
by ICEM4N
Hi.... Made 6km and still 5% soc... So, easy 12km on turtle.
And with normal speed, probably at 40km/h about 15km.

But pay attention, the battery degradation diminish the turtle percentage for a certain period.... Same car can make 10km, then can make 6km and after 20.000km again about 9km when the car recalculate battery status and degradation

Re: Turtle riding (How far has the turtle brought you ?)

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:34 pm
by nikalex
I've seen the turtle 3 times at least.
I estimate at least 10 to 12 kms range left as well. I say estimate because I haven't run out or gotten stranded (yet).
Yesterday it was a little cold out, below 0°C, and I had about 8kms to go to get home.

I went to zero bars out of the 16 with 5 kms RR.
At about 2 kms RR the turtle appeared.
At this time my heater turned off but the fan kept blowing.
Headlights were on.
And I travelled 8 kms at about 50 to 60 km/hr speed.
Not sure how much was left in the 'tank' after though.
Cheers, Roman

Re: Turtle riding (How far has the turtle brought you ?)

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:06 pm
by genec
If you ever have to maximize your mileage, go about 25 mph. It seems counterintuitive because you are spending more time on the road but in reality you will get the most miles out of the Miev. This could really save you if you get into a turtle situation.

Re: Turtle riding (How far has the turtle brought you ?)

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:58 am
by bobakka
Do not trust the turtle!

When the car was new I once in a while run down to the turtle. One claimed that you could drive 12 km with the turtle as he had done. I had a maximum of 3 km.

Last fall I saw the turtle with still 2 bars left, but this time it was serious. The car run for only 50 m and was then absolutely dead! I think the "guessometer" had been tricked by the 12V being drained during a vacation periode.

Re: Turtle riding (How far has the turtle brought you ?)

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:34 pm
by JoeS
bobakka, I think we've pretty-well concluded that Mitsubishi's approach to battery capacity depletion has been simply to reduce the 'range' of turtle. Your supposition that having the 12v battery go down on your car may well have affected the RR calculation, hopefully temporarily.

Our RR, unlike the Leaf's GOM, is very predictable based on how the car was driven over the last 15 miles (24km), and I have yet to have it fail me. Perhaps Mitsubishi had further refined their internal parameters by the time they released the i-MiEV to the North American market?

I think it is out-of-the-ordinary to have turtle kick in while still showing two bars, and then have the car stop almost immediately.

Re: Turtle riding (How far has the turtle brought you ?)

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:32 am
by tigger19687
Joe I was thinking that same thing.
I have gone down to 1 blinking bar and no turtle ever

Re: Turtle riding (How far has the turtle brought you ?)

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:13 am
by bobakka
Before the 12V was emptied, I always trusted the bars and had no problem to run down to 1 or 0 bars or maybe even turtle. I never run out of power.

But then I had the situation described above with 2 bars and car stopped. I think it was something similar that Malm has described earlier in another post. I use Canion and I also measure with a kWh-meter how much power the car needs. It is no doubt that the calculation of SoC was wrong - showing much more than it actually was.

I was then at a battery-service in December where they claimed that the battery capacity was 39 Ah before the service and 45 Ah after the service. So appearently the SoC calculations are not stable.

I even saw the turtle now in January with 5 bars left, running 90 km/h and -20 Celsius. I turned off all heat, slowed down and managed to drive the 10 km to my work.

I do not know what is going on with my car now..

Re: Turtle riding (How far has the turtle brought you ?)

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:10 am
by Malm
One day your car will recalibrate its capacity. You will have to wait. Then, each bar will value less energy.

Yes, I described that behavior earlier. With Canion you will be able to follow the cells voltage. It is safer at the moment then relaying on the reported SoC.

Be patient and one day it will fix itself. At least mine did it.