Hwy vs Stop and go

Discussion in 'Prime Fuel Economy & EV Range' started by Big River, Jul 31, 2022.

  1. Big River

    Big River New Member

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    I get my prime in two weeks. I have two main options to get to work - 16 miles away.

    One option is the interstate. The other is straight thru town with stop and go recharging.

    I will not be connecting to charging while at work.

    I want to make the whole trip on EV. Thanks for your suggestions.

    Big River
     
  2. bisco

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    congrats and welcome!

    you'll do far better on back roads because lower speed requires less energy. you won't get a lot back from regeneration, but you will get some.
    use of hvac in different seasons/temps will hhurt a little either way, and rain causes friction, decreasing range.
    all the best!(y)
     
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  3. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

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    Welcome and congrats.

    You will not make the round trip on only EV on the highway. You can make it on surface streets depending on speeds, how much you use your brakes, and how often the traffic lights or the car in front of you force you to brake hard. And the weather is a big factor.
     
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    Welcome. Test both options and let us know.
     
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    If you can time the lights properly, avoid stopping and restarting, keeping it around 45 mph - you should be able to make the round trip.

    Wet roads and rain will have a huge effect on MPG; it actually goes down with these cars.