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Old 05-22-2019, 02:01 AM
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I remember a recent review and it was stated that the buffer is 8 kWh at the bottom and 4 kWh at the top, seemed like it was a credible source FWIW
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by gabibistrita View Post
Charging to 100% is not advisable because then youíre not using the maximum recuperation the car can do. This will force you to use the mechanical braking which lowers your efficiency, hence the poor consumption numbers. And reaching the same consumption every day makes the car update the range downwards. In my test drive I have seen that maximum recuperation starts around 80%, I guess that is why it is recommended to charge only to 80% every day, so that you can always benefit from the maximum recuperation which in return will give better range.
This may be true. I remember reading that up to 30% of the range is the result of recuperation, which would be possible with in town commutes. For extended highway trips charging to 100% makes sense.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by LessCode MoreBeer View Post
they claimed the buffer was top and bottom, so 95-83/2 = 6 kWh top + bottom after charging to 100%
Yes, but what charging speed does the battery has when it is almost full? To avoid degradation charging speed is limited to about 50kw. For same reason is the recuperation limited while the battery is too full. If I remember correctly, on full recuperation the battery is charged with around 200kw and this only starts happening when the battery is around 80% charge. There might be a linear increase in recuperation power between 100% and 80%, but I didnít checked precisely. Bottom line is constantly driving with full battery is not economic at all and the range displayed by the car will drop.
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:31 PM
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Curious to hear about any longer distance trips this Memorial Day in the e-tron. Does the trip planner work well planning your charging stops? How was your experience? Have a safe holiday weekend!
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:23 PM
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Looks like 230 if you take it really easy, 56mph. 168 if you don't, 75mph.


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Old 05-25-2019, 07:01 PM
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Sweet looking car. BlackOptic, your e-tron is ready!
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:44 AM
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I have been getting 36- 38 kWh/100mi ie 220+ range and many of the mornings were around 50-60F in the mornings


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Old 05-26-2019, 08:04 AM
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Pretty encouraging consumption data. As long as you're under 41 kWh/100 mi you're beating the EPA number. BTW, which drive mode are you typically driving in? I assume you're not prone to hypermiling
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Old 05-26-2019, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by DMcDnald View Post
Pretty encouraging consumption data. As long as you're under 41 kWh/100 mi you're beating the EPA number. BTW, which drive mode are you typically driving in? I assume you're not prone to hypermiling
Not hyper milling, but may be half way between driving my ICE's and hypermilling. On my ICE's I usually on fast lane pacing behind one or more lead cars. ie 65-75 in 55 mph zone. With the e-tron I am more relax on the slower lane of two-lane highway cruising at 60-65, but often speed up to 75 to overtake those who hypermill at close to posted speed limit.

Most of the weekdays trip I posted are 25 mi. one-way commute. 17+ of those miles is on Merritt parkway (many up and down hills) that are driven at around 62-70 mph.
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Ha! I know the Merritt parkway. Very hilly and twisty and full of fast drivers!
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