JoeS
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Minimum Range Remaining

I was a lifelong leadfoot until I got religion after purchasing my Gen1 Honda Insight which now sports a lifetime 77.5mpg for over 80K miles. I'm afraid I have a Jekyll and Hyde relationship with our iMiEV, as on short trips I simply roar around showing off the fact that EVs are no slouches whereas on longer trips I become a hypermiler...

Since I've been beaten in the honorable maximum RR category (RR=96), here is my record-setting attempt at the ignominious minimum RR category, showing 16 bars and only RR=48 after a full recharge, the aftermath of a 40-mile very high speed freeway round trip.

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EVs: Two '12 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 TeslaMS85, three 156v CorbinSparrowsLi(NMC), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conversions: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab96, 48v1kW bike
RIP(2021) ICE: Orig.Owner '67 Saab96V4, '88 IsuzuTrooper; '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV
fjpod
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Re: Minimum Range Remaining

an award for the worst?
JoeS
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Re: Minimum Range Remaining

fjpod wrote:an award for the worst?
:P :lol:
Actually, this supports my contention that the iMiEV's high-speed highway range is about 50 miles, but I'm happy that Mitsubishi gave us a top speed of 80+mph for the few rare times it might be needed when passing someone on a two-lane road (instead of limiting the speed to ensure a better range); however, many of us have shown that a highway range of 70+miles is readily achievable with just a little bit of conservative driving. ;)
EVs: Two '12 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 TeslaMS85, three 156v CorbinSparrowsLi(NMC), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conversions: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab96, 48v1kW bike
RIP(2021) ICE: Orig.Owner '67 Saab96V4, '88 IsuzuTrooper; '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV
Don
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Re: Minimum Range Remaining

I too really appreciate the brisk acceleration the car has and I make use of it from time to time - When I NEED to get out of someone's way, I like being able to stomp it and get going, which is whay I never drive it in the Eco mode

I also drive it much differently than any of my previous cars, exercising restraint to get the best range I can when possible, but there are usually a couple of occasions per 'tankful' (or more ;) ) where I find I need to use that 'extra' so my range is not near the max most of the time . . . . still I'm happy with what it is - It always gets us to where we need to go and back home without nursing it all the time

I also think that anything which is 'sporting' to drive should be exercised in that mode from time to time, and I don't hesitate to do that when the occasion arises :D

Don
2012 iMiEV SE Premium, White
2012 iMiEV SE Premium, Raspberry Metallic
2012 iMiEV SE, White
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Glacier White Metallic
2014 Ford Transit Connect XLT SWB wagon
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jray3
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Re: Minimum Range Remaining

Great idea Joe- you're on! I don't predict a longstanding record until the next Russian winter, though (-30 C?!!!) :shock: .
My one-way commute is 16 miles and i can charge at work, so leaving EVery red light ahead of the pack is now normal practice. I chauffered a 15 year-old babysitter last night and her first remark was "wow it's cute but too bad they're so slow, huh?". The next one was- "I feel like I've just been transported by space ship".
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 128,000 mi, 34 ah
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 76k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 27 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
Wee John
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Re: Minimum Range Remaining

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JoeS
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Re: Minimum Range Remaining

WeeJohn - with 16 bars showing (even if not filled up) at 35 miles that has got to be the WORST Range Remaining. :!: :!: :o
You are, by far, the holder of the IGNOMINIOUS RR award. :twisted:
We won't ask how you did it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was trying to stay ahead of the tailgaters in the HOV lane. Better not let Mitsubishi see this... ;)
EVs: Two '12 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 TeslaMS85, three 156v CorbinSparrowsLi(NMC), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conversions: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab96, 48v1kW bike
RIP(2021) ICE: Orig.Owner '67 Saab96V4, '88 IsuzuTrooper; '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV
Wee John
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Re: Minimum Range Remaining

JoeS wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if it was trying to stay ahead of the tailgaters in the HOV lane. ;)

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fjpod
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Re: Minimum Range Remaining

Seriously, how did you do that? Was it jack-rabbit starts, or constant 75 mph highway driving? Or maybe it was heavy A/C use in stop and go driving.
jennrod12
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Re: Minimum Range Remaining

See that picture, JoeS? 83 mph and barely above the first tick mark. That's why I can't hold the car at the first tick mark and tell you my speed - it's too fast for me! I guess you'll have to get your data from Wee John, LOL! :lol:

Jenn
2012 Diamond White i-MiEV ES
with green racing stripes and hubcaps (thanks to WeeJohn)
Santa Clara, CA

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