koehler wrote:Hi All,
I've had my FFE for several weeks now, and loving it. Even with only 120v recharge currently.
My questions is, what do you think the average newbie really needs to know to get the most of this car?
My #1 is, it seems as though the computerized 'Miles remaining" is using some sort of adaptive, fuzzy logic. Was pretty cool even around here when I first got her, and it seemed like my range was never going to get above 65-70.
Been much warmer lately, and simple moderate, about town driving seems to be yielding 55-60 miles with ~25-29 remaining. Though this is driving like granny, and mostly keeping off highways and 45 or less.
A lot of it will depend on where you live and your driving style. I pretty much get 70-75 miles Max and I never take freeways or go over 45 MPH or ever have my climate on. But I have an incline and when I go to a market down the street (it's about a 2.5 mile round trip), I wind up using 15+ miles that never comes back. And this market has a charging station( 1 charger and weekends are impossible to use now), but I've charged it up to 79 Miles and get home with 65 miles left. It's a little over a 1 mile drive going about 35 MPH. I've tried various ways to get around this, but it's never going to happen. The FFE is terrible with long inclines.
It would work out well if I got +15 miles on the way to the market, but the most I get is like +8 but that only happens when nobody else is on the highway and I glide through every light. That never happens though. There were a couple of times I received the finger for gliding down the hill and a few cars behind me. I did get my +8 miles though.