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    Posted: 15 June 2017 at 8:00am
Something I've noticed: driving in rain or when the roads are wet significantly reduces range. I have an 8km drive to work, which usually "costs" me up to 20km on the GOM - but when it's wet, that can easily double (ie, 8k costs between 30 and 40km).
Does anyone else find this? If so (or even if not!) does anyone have a clue why? I wouldn't have thought wet roads would have increased rolling resistance (and therefore power required) THAT much - but am I wrong?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote leighf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2017 at 5:26am
I've certainly noticed the same effect. My daily commute is about 60km and I typically get home with about 30km on the GOM. I mostly drive in ECO and only use the heater coming home. If it's raining it's more likely to be about 15km left (or even Low Battery Warning) when I get home.

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I'm sure there is some physics at play with the tyres needing to displace water on the road though I wouldn't expect it to be very significant.

Just like the stock low RR tyres factory fitted to the Imiev are supposed to help with energy consumption. I now have stock sized replacement tyres but none low RR spec and haven't noticed any measurable difference I consumption....just price to replace

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