NightHawk
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Re: 150 mile range

Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:38 pm

From several of these type reports, it seems that 2016 is going to be a big year for EVs with possibly several manufacturers coming out with new higher capacity batteries to double the current range.
Thats what I'm hoping for when my 3 year FFE lease ends in Sep 2017.
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Olagon
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Re: 150 mile range

Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:54 pm

Good tip. If you use Android, go to https://maps.google.com/locationhistory and you'll see how far you drive for any day since you've had your device (unless you turned this feature off). Good way to see exactly what kind of range you need without charging as you go. I show folks this and they are usually surprised their needed range is less than what's needed.

I think Ford could offer a deal with Enterprise for a couple of free rentals per year for times when you need a longer commute.
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Re: 150 mile range

Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:14 pm

portable wrote:GM may beat ford and tesla to the punch !

http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/26/che ... ming-2016/

GM may have been waiting in the wings watching to see how electric (BEV) cars were received before making their move !

If that 150-200 mile Sonic is for real, it would be a game changer. I'd go for it if the price were even halfway reasonable.
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twscrap
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Re: 150 mile range

Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:09 am

Olagon wrote:Good tip. If you use Android, go to https://maps.google.com/locationhistory and you'll see how far you drive for any day since you've had your device (unless you turned this feature off). Good way to see exactly what kind of range you need without charging as you go. I show folks this and they are usually surprised their needed range is less than what's needed.

I think Ford could offer a deal with Enterprise for a couple of free rentals per year for times when you need a longer commute.
This doesn't account for cases where you had to take a different car or skipped the trip altogether due to the length of the trip.
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Olagon
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Re: 150 mile range

Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:42 am

twscrap wrote:
Olagon wrote:Good tip. If you use Android, go to https://maps.google.com/locationhistory and you'll see how far you drive for any day since you've had your device (unless you turned this feature off). Good way to see exactly what kind of range you need without charging as you go. I show folks this and they are usually surprised their needed range is less than what's needed.

I think Ford could offer a deal with Enterprise for a couple of free rentals per year for times when you need a longer commute.
This doesn't account for cases where you had to take a different car or skipped the trip altogether due to the length of the trip.
Yes, I meant this is a useful tool for folks that currently drive an ICE car and need to get a sense for the longest one-way trip they have taken in say the past 30 days.
- 2014 FFE Tuxedo with leather charged via home PV

Previous eco cars
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- 1995 Black Benz E300D running biodiesel
- 1995 Green Benz E300D running biodiesel

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jmueller065
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Re: 150 mile range

Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:47 am

Olagon wrote:Yes, I meant this is a useful tool for folks that currently drive an ICE car and need to get a sense for the longest one-way trip they have taken in say the past 30 days.
There is an app for that: iEV http://www.ievapp.com/
Install it on your smartphone, select the EV you are interested in, then run it while you're driving around. It will show you your estimated EV power consumption, range, etc. for the EV selected and give you a score of how will that EV fit for you.

I used it all the time while my FFE was on order to determine how the FFE would work for me. It was pretty close to my actual figures with the FFE.
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Re: 150 mile range

Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:03 pm

For me, the iEV app was right on track with my actual power usage of the FFE, with the exception that it always expressed the data in metric even when you switched it to English units.

What it didn't do was account for heater and defroster use. It does have the ability to adjust for ambient temperature for battery performance, but it was summer when I was using it and I just blithely left it at 75F ambient temperature all the time.

I drop about 10 miles of range per trip when I use the defroster or heater, and I know about that now as an FFE lessee.

If Ford comes out with an Energi or longer-range FFE in 2017, with Sync 3, I would buy one instead of waiting for Tesla to come out with the Model III.
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Olagon
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Re: 150 mile range

Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:55 pm

jmueller065 wrote:
Olagon wrote:Yes, I meant this is a useful tool for folks that currently drive an ICE car and need to get a sense for the longest one-way trip they have taken in say the past 30 days.
There is an app for that: iEV http://www.ievapp.com/
Install it on your smartphone, select the EV you are interested in, then run it while you're driving around. It will show you your estimated EV power consumption, range, etc. for the EV selected and give you a score of how will that EV fit for you.

I used it all the time while my FFE was on order to determine how the FFE would work for me. It was pretty close to my actual figures with the FFE.
Thanks. I bookmarked that app to pass on to friends who are interested.
- 2014 FFE Tuxedo with leather charged via home PV

Previous eco cars
- 2012 Mitsubishi iMiev
- 1995 Black Benz E300D running biodiesel
- 1995 Green Benz E300D running biodiesel

Next eco car
- Seven seat SUV all electric < $50,000

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