My red mistress (S60) hasn't been getting much love lately as it has been given the JT treatment. It has only seen daylight in the weekends over the last few weeks.
I never had any plans to take my baby out of its 100 miles radius when I bought it last year. However, since it has been neglected recently, I may take it on a family trip to Hershey (180 miles away). I can squat in Chocolate World for 10 hours and get a full charge for a return trip without using the Supercharger. There are plenty of level 2 charging stations along the trip so I am not concerned with this trip.
The trip in question is going down south to Disney World. I will need to hit 9 SC along I95. Should I press my luck to go from Savannah to St. Augustine (171 miles) in my S60? I expect to go the speed limit for this stretch and resume the lead foot for the rest of the trip while most of the kiddies are sleeping.
I know it's a breeze for the 85s. Anyone care to comment?
PS - My three youngest rug rats won't be able to sit still in a plane for a 3 hours flight. We've tried it with one and it was a nightmare for the other passengers!
Start of trip: 206 miles / full charge.
Trip = 175 miles.
Actual usage = 180 miles @65 mph 90% cruise control @ 297 Wh/m.
Remaining range = 26 miles.
Return trip: 209 miles / full charge.
Trip = 175 miles.
Actual usage = 195 miles @76 mph cruise control with occasional spirited driving @335 Wh/m.
Remaining range = 14 miles.
My normal daily city driving would use about 400 Wh/m in my S60. Cruise control at 65 mph pretty much nail the rated range at 297 Wh/m. Either the battery balancing was working or the system provided a much more accurate charge indication. The battery was drained below 30 miles and fully charged to 100% the same day. My max change range went up from 205 last week to 209 miles range after 3 consecutive full charges.
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