Well of course that meant it was time for the Summer range test!... Well sort of. Not really Summer since the test temperatures ran from 55º to 64º but close enough! At least it was dry. If you live in my neighborhood, you already know the #1 range killer is rain!
So naturally I had to start with a full charge and yes, I am still at 28.1 kwh available so with the GOM, that means I should be getting what? Well, lets see. So we started out this morning
Ok so 121 miles means LEAF thinks I will average 4.3 miles per kwh. Well, actually that was yesterday's average more or less and the weather promises to be better and DRIER! So I think it should be 4.5 miles per kwh or about 126 miles.
Now as mentioned in the title; This is a hypermiling test. So it will be speeds no more than 63 mph (was going to say 60 but since I have already driven it, that would kinda sorta be a lie...) discounting occasional higher speeds on down hills, etc so its Eco B and neutral! (when applicable) I am headed to Shelton/Grapeview which is basically freeway 25ish miles so total 50 miles counting return and the rest will be county roads at 50 mph with a little bit of residential 25-35 mph stuff as well.
I took off and as promised the Sun was out but not quite as warm as promised. It was almost 11 AM and temps were just in the mid 50's. But things were looking good!
But then again, I was at the bottom getting ready to go back up the other side. IOW; Reality was about to kick in! But it was a very pleasant day for a drive and I was able to bounce over to Harstine Island where the water was as smooth as glass. Unfortunately this jaunt required a 2 mile gravel road (actually barely qualified as a trail...) to the end and back. This was done at 15-20 mph. Boosted my numbers a bit I guess but I think the extra weight from both road dust and mud weighed me down canceling the benefits.