First experience towing with our I Miev
I was preparing our home for the up coming winter heating season and need to transport some Bags of Wood Pellets for our pellet stove.
I loaded 15 bags at a time - each weighing 40 lbs (18.14kg) =600 lbs
The trailer is 4 1/2 ft x 9 ft & weighs in at200 lbs (90 kg)
total weight per load =800 lbs
The road was a downhill trend there and an up hill (Loaded) ride back
13.7 miles (22 km) round trip
Elevation difference of
623 ft (190m)
I made 5 trips total
One on the first day, Three on the second day and One on the third day.
No AC/Heat, kept to back roads, speed maximum of 34 mph (55kmph)
The RR meter showed a drop of 13.7 miles (22km) after each trip.Day 1
Made 1 trip with the trailer loaded. I fully charged over night and only got a reading of
RR 51 miles (82km) that next morning.
After a normal driving day, I usually get a reading of
RR 74.5 miles (120km) after a full charge
I believe that the RR gauge self adjusted for the Extra load I was carrying the day before to reflect the new range under those driving conditions.Day 2
I made Three trips loaded and again fully charged overnight. The Gauge in the morning again showed
RR 51 miles (82km) after a full chargeDay 3
I Made the last trip and the gauge dropped
13.7 miles (22km)
Although the I Miev handled the weight well & there was enough power to climb those uphill stretches with this load, The RR was substantially reduced
I wouldn't want to push the load weight any more than this.