That's right in line with my experience.campfamily wrote:My car is about to turn over 20,000 miles this week, so I decided to run a battery run-down test once I returned home from work last night. I am showing 17.1 kWh capacity. How does that compare with what other people are seeing at this point?
No problems with the car, just two recalls (software update and modem replacement) and three tire rotations. Averaging right around 247 Wh/mi in mostly highway driving.
Carl - here's what I did. I reset one of my trip odometers (I do this every Monday anyway, after recording the data from the previous week). Then, I drove to work and back. I still had about 15 miles range remaining. So, I parked the car in the garage, rolled the windows down, and turned the heater up to full blast. I left the car "running" in the garage while I had dinner in the house. When I was done, the car showed 1 mile remaining. At 0 miles remaining, I noticed the heater stopped blowing hot, and the energy useage screen showed that the Climate control was no longer using power. The car showed that it had consumed 17.1 kWh. So, I figured this was the max capacity that the battery had (maybe an extra tenth or two remaining, but not worth it to me to go any further).cpwl wrote:Ok, Yes I should know this after 18 months plus with Montgomery but what screen displays the battery capacity and what is the “buttonology” to get there? I’ve looked through the readily accessible screens several times and have yet to find this information. Obviously I’m missing something quite “simple” and I suppose I really should know my current battery capacity and monitor it even though it "seems" to be giving me the original range and charging performance.
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True, but the energy measured by the trip meter will indeed "run backwards" due to regeneration (or charging), so the net result should still reflect total energy used. In theory, the "extra variables" should not matter.michael wrote:Driving adds the variable of changing power loads and regeneration.