117 miles driven and I still have 59% battery on my Long range FWD premium. Its been an average of 18 degrees here in Michigan.
I'd say 60% highway at 70-80 mph which is "normal" freeway speeds. Other 40% are aprox 50 mph surface roads with little breaking or 20 mph residentialThat looks like the first 41% delivered 3.44 miles/kwh, which is pretty good actually. At that rate, you'd be looking at a full-to-empty range of 285 miles (assuming 83kw/h of usable battery) to 299 miles (assuming 87kw/h). Although we know the battery is sold as 87kw usable, in cold weather this may not be the case so I built that into this range estimate.
How much of that 117 miles has been at highway speed above 65mph?
Assuming after driving the next 117 miles there is 9% battery charge remaining -= 234 miles before driver would typically be in search of a charge point. 👍117 miles driven and I still have 59% battery on my Long range FWD premium. Its been an average of 18 degrees here in Michigan.
Averaging about 3.6 miles/kWh in temps. between 30-40-degrees. Heater and defrost used. Eco, E-step and “B” mode used. Most driving 40-50 mph with limited stops.What has cold weather range been like for everyone here so far?
Curious to see how the Ariya stacks up to other EVs.
Great! That's about 290 miles matching EPA range estimate in cold weather. It'll be better (300+ miles) in warmer weather 60-90 degrees.Averaging about 3.6 miles/kWh in temps. between 30-40-degrees. Heater and defrost used. Eco, E-step and “B” mode used. Most driving 40-50 mph with limited stops.
Excuse my lack of knowledge, but what is “b” mode?Averaging about 3.6 miles/kWh in temps. between 30-40-degrees. Heater and defrost used. Eco, E-step and “B” mode used. Most driving 40-50 mph with limited stops.
Is B Mode better than ECO for distance? thanksPush shifter down twice and you get to "B" mode. Driving in "B" mode improves your range.
I really like Bjorn’s methodology and his video’s are always a hoot to watch. There’s much independent data to choose from on the M Y (including Inside EV’s range test at 70mph) since the M Y has been on the market for some time now. Conversely not so much independent data available for the Ariya yet since it’s just entering the market place. However once more subjective testing can be performed with the Ariya, I suspect that the Tesla M Y will win the range challenge every time. (I am not an Tesla fan ). Regardless at this time we must also consider that limited real world range testing of Ariya performed by Bjorn were equipped with 20” wheels/tires. Even Nissan suggests 20” wheels/tires will negatively impact real world range. So there’s that.Real world Ariya 87 kWh ranges at highway speeds from Bjorn's: TB test results
Summer dry condition (lines 253-254): 191-278 miles
Winter wet condition (lines 276-277): 181-256 miles
For reference, MY LR dry summer (lines 173-174) and dry winter (lines 215-216) ranges are 211-294 and 203-281 miles respectively, about 10% more than Ariya's likely because of MY's less weight and more aerodynamic lower frog shape.
Ariya may have more range than MY at slower city speed (where drag coefficient is less of a factor) and below zero reserve due to larger battery.