Just got back from Dad's, 76 miles each way (I-85 from Charlotte to Spartanburg). Going down I drove 60 mph mostly until I had above 4 miles surplus when I went to 65. I could only get a few surplus miles until I got to the top of Kings Mountain. Going down it I had 9-10 surplus miles. The AC was not on. The car's HVAC is automatic even with AC off. If it's 65F in the car it will turn the heat on if the temp knob is at 72F, killing some charge. Some women in a Mazda saw my "Out of gas and loving it!" message in the back window and gave me thumbs up as they passed.
I got to Dad's and plugged in with car showing only 1 mile of charge left and 10 surplus miles. (Schneider Level 2, 30+ amps 240V) I watched periodically and it seemed to add a mile a minute for the first half hour. The charge reached 84 miles in 2hrs-45 minutes, about 2 minutes a mile. A friend of Dad's from down the street drove it and admitted it rode as smooth as his Cadi and had plenty of pep.
On the way back I started with 84 miles range, ran 65mph (seems equally as efficient as 60) only getting a couple of surplus miles until I crossed the mountain and then got about 12 surplus. Once over the mountain, I ran the AC some, 3 fan notches. I got home with zero range left, yellow warning light on stating I needed to charge and only the 10 miles surplus left.
Made it home at 4:45 PM and plugged in. In the first hour of charging since plugging in after the yellow warning light, I’ve picked up 35 miles.
It reached 50%, 40 miles in 75 minutes. But it took until 10:30 PM for the battery to fully charge.
Anybody notice charging like that?