ZOE Keeps Her Promise 3: 142 Mile Range (228km)

Dashboard display after 142 miles (Image: T. Larkum)
Dashboard display after 142 miles (Image: T. Larkum)

It’s a year since I managed to persuade my ZOE to go 122 miles on one charge so, with the weather being mild, it seemed like a good time to try for another range record. Previously I had aimed for driving to work and back (typically 38 miles round trip) twice, and then driving around locally to make up the distance. This time I was more confident so I charged up last Tuesday night then drove to work and back on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

This time I chose a more convoluted route (about 42 miles round trip) so I could avoid long stretches with speeds above 40mph, instead travelling mostly on back roads, through villages and an industrial estate, to keep my average speed down. I had prepared by inflating the tyres to 38psi, but otherwise the car was unmodified in any way. The air conditioning was on but since I was in Eco mode it was pretty feeble as usual.

Most of the time I had the speed limiter set to 30mph though I had to increase it on the unavoidable faster stretches. Conversely I decreased it to 20mph toward the end of the attempt.

R-Link Onboard Computer display after 142 miles (Image: T. Larkum)
R-Link Onboard Computer display after 142 miles (Image: T. Larkum)

To keep a long story short – and it was a long story as my 40 minute trips took an hour each way – it was all uneventful. With a few unavoidable detours (family lifts, shopping, etc.) by the time I got home on Friday night I had already done more than 130 miles. On Saturday morning I just drove locally to use up the remaining charge and got back home having reached 142 miles, with just 1% charge left. I had also achieved a dashboard display of 6.02 miles per kWh which I have never managed before.

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    Trevor Larkum
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    It’s a year since I managed to persuade my ZOE to go 122 miles on one charge so, with the weather being mild, it seemed like a good time to try for an
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    #9792

    alloam
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    Dang, that is very impressive! Well done, Trevor.

    In the last couple of weeks I have been on a super efficient driving kick, but I have not been able to get my average over 5 m/Kwh over a complete charge, instead in the high 4s. I wonder if just too many gradients and that much cooler up here in Aberdeen. Hmm… must try harder!

    #9793

    timbo
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    Well done @Trevor – that must be the UK record? I haven’t tried very hard yet but have still managed over 100 miles on a couple of occasions this summer. My problem is that I enjoy driving the car too much, and (like @alloam) it’s a bit hilly around my way.
    Still, you’ve set us all a challenge….

    #9794

    Surya
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    Nicely done @Trevor

    What is your overall efficiency rating by the way? Mine is currently at 93, up from 92 after the guys from the shop had a go at it 🙂

    #9796

    Trevor Larkum
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    Surya, I’m not sure what you mean by overall efficiency. There are a couple of scores on the onboard computer screen, but they disappear every time I reset (which I do with every charge).

    #9797

    Surya
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    Ah, I don’t do that, which is why my score is an average score in stead of trip based.

    #9807

    chapinch
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    Trevor, that’s impressive.

    #9836

    alloam
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    I managed 128.5 miles over the last few days on one charge. I decided to go all the way until it properly ran out to see what the behaviour was at that point. Thankfully, when that happened I was not far from the charger. I actually got another three or four miles after the “Limited Performance” notification came up. I was pretty pleased with that. Not quite as impressive as Trevor, but it involved quite a lot of hills. Definitely not typical driving though, I was EV hypermiling as best I could.

    #9837

    alloam
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    I meant to add: I had a score of 99/100 on the trip summary screen with full bars for both Speed and Anticipation. Anyone ever got the full 100% on their score card?

    #9838

    mwebber
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    alloam your youtube vids convinced me to get my Zoe I’ve had her little over a week i did manage 100/100 for all of 2.6miles and got 107miles of one charge.

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