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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) & 300km Club (186.4 mile)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:36 am 
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Davidb9608 wrote:
Today I tried again for some distance . The secret to distance is maximum miles per kilowatt.
This time got 4.6 and got. A single charge run of 181.4. I think I figured out a route that I can maintain at higher than 5.0 miles per kWh. Might give me a shot at 200 for one charge.
This vehicle is fun


Glad you're having fun!

When I'm doing long distance traveling (like from Mexico to Canada), I just drive 55mph to get 4.0 miles per kWh multiplied by the new battery usable capacity of 41.8kWh.

I usually stop every 150 miles.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) & 300km Club (186.4 mile)
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:42 pm 
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TonyWilliams wrote:
Davidb9608 wrote:
Today I tried again for some distance . The secret to distance is maximum miles per kilowatt.
This time got 4.6 and got. A single charge run of 181.4. I think I figured out a route that I can maintain at higher than 5.0 miles per kWh. Might give me a shot at 200 for one charge.
This vehicle is fun


Glad you're having fun!

When I'm doing long distance traveling (like from Mexico to Canada), I just drive 55mph to get 4.0 miles per kWh multiplied by the new battery usable capacity of 41.8kWh.

I usually stop every 150 miles.


You have driven from Mexico to Canada in the Rav EV? How did you find reliable places to charge? How long did it take you? Driving 100-140 ish miles and charging for 4-5 hours would get old real quick.

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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) & 300km Club (186.4 mile)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:58 pm 
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jimbo69ny wrote:
You have driven from Mexico to Canada in the Rav EV? How did you find reliable places to charge? How long did it take you? Driving 100-140 ish miles and charging for 4-5 hours would get old real quick.


I've done the drive in both a Rav4 EV (2013) and a Nissan LEAF (2012).

I use Tesla Roadster stations (with my custom built adaptor) and RV parks with a JESLA. Those are the only options to ensure 40amp service, and only the RV parks are likely to have 240 volts instead of only 208 volts.

It's about 1500 miles, so driving about 300 miles per day means only one midday stop for 5 hours (minimum) and one overnight charge at a hotel or camp spot. Total traveling time will be 6 hours driving to cover 300 miles at 50mph average speed and 5 hours charging, so 11 hours.

Obviously, 450 miles is the next threshold, and that would add 8 more hours, or a 19 hour travel day.

With the West Coast Electric Highway, I drove a Nissan LEAF through Oregon, from south to north, in 12 hours using only CHAdeMO stations. I did something similar through Washington state the next day.

JdeMO in the Rav4 EV should make that just as easy.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) & 300km Club (186.4 mile)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:12 pm 
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Ok this is me being a newb but how are the roadster charging stations different from the model s? How many are there and how do you find them?

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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) & 300km Club (186.4 mile)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:37 pm 
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jimbo69ny wrote:
Ok this is me being a newb but how are the roadster charging stations different from the model s? How many are there and how do you find them?


They are mostly on the west coast of the USA. I wouldn't have an adaptor for the east coast.

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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) plus Longest Drive Unrefueled
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:26 am 
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TonyWilliams wrote:
There's not a big secret how to do this... we can't make the battery bigger, but we can certainly make it smaller with use and time (degradation) and losses from lower or higher temperatures from 70F (energy is required to heat and cool the battery).

So, with relatively new cars, we all start at 41.8kWh on a beautiful California day. Then, you just need to get your economy to 4.8 miles/kWh !!!

Honestly, a steady 40-45mph should do it out on the open highway.

Who could stand to spend five hours driving at 40mph out on the open highway? It seems nobody has been able to, yet... :-)


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) & 300km Club (186.4 mile)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:30 am 
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On Tuesday, I hit 205 miles on flat ground with a single charge. I have a picture of the dash stats, but I don't see a way to post a photo here. Here are the stats:

Drive Miles
205.6

Elapsed Time
06:09

Avg. Efficiency
4.7 mi/kWh

The ECO Driving Score was 81/100 ( Can't imagine what it would take to get a 90+)

If you do the math, either the 4.7 mi/kWh is off/low or my battery holds 43.6 kWh.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) & 300km Club (186.4 mile)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:37 am 
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dbray007 wrote:
On Tuesday, I hit 205 miles on flat ground with a single charge. I have a picture of the dash stats, but I don't see a way to post a photo here.

Here's the photo you posted in the RAV4-EV facebook group:
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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) & 300km Club (186.4 mile)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:27 pm 
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That's pretty awesome 200 miles on a charge. Looks like you were driving for 6 hours straight at low speed. Where were you driving that you were able to do that?

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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) & 300km Club (186.4 mile)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:43 pm 
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Most of 205 miles was on country roads at 40-45 mph. I had about 30 stop/starts Total. Some were just getting out and in town and then there were stop signs every few miles out in the country from Fresno to Los Banos area. I think the longest nonstop stretch was about 15 miles. Temp was 70F-90F and the biggest elevation change I had was a freeway overpass.


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