Kona EV Real World Range Experience

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Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Post by photomac » Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 10:59

EVdownUnder wrote:
Tue, 10 Sep 2019, 20:09

Questions:
Is there an app/website where I can see if a Tesla destination charger is available?
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Also, if a socket is available always ask, always offer to pay else it is stealing.
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Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Post by EVdownUnder » Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 11:45

Yes I fully agree Photomac.
I stopped at a cafe in the Damaging hills of Melbourne with a Tesla charger at the back, walked in and asked if I could change my car, the owner was abnormally happy and shocked that I asked... Seems common courtesy to me.
As for PlugShare, I can see the charger status for most type of charger, but all Tesla's (from my limited experience) are set to "unknown". Is there something I don't know?
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Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Post by JD Solar and EV » Wed, 11 Sep 2019, 21:55

I have managed 548km without charging with 23km remaining.

This included highway, mountains and regular city driving.

Here is a video that I did about it called "How Far Can You Go In A Kona On One Charge?"

https://youtu.be/dF17qvszi-c

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Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Post by EVdownUnder » Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 17:16

I still don't have enough data to share but I am super happy to see that after 600km for my first week, 12.5kWh/100km is my average if I don't count the weekend. Only because A to B during the week and fun driving on the weekend :D 14.0 if counting the weekends. So far I'm at $8 total of (paid) electricity. The rest was free chargers at various places. Amazing !
2 questions for the panel:
1) I enjoy and use a lot the full stop using the left side regent paddle, but I can't hear any breaks applied after stopping. Does the car use electric power to the motor to stay on the spot?
The consumption indicator says no, but this strange move when the car goes backwards a little bit is surprising.
2) If driving at a stable 80km/h, does driving in regent "3" or "0" change anything to the power consumption? One would assume not, but as you can lift you foot of the peddle quite a bit when passing from 3 to 0, my brain is assuming that I will use less juice. Can anyone confirm?
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Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Post by Peter C in Canberra » Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 20:08

EVdownUnder wrote:
Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 17:16
...If driving at a stable 80km/h, does driving in regent "3" or "0" change anything to the power consumption? One would assume not...
I own two other EVs, not the Kona, but the level of regen selected for backing off the throttle should make no difference when just driving at a steady speed and not using regen.
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Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Post by photomac » Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 14:35

EVdownUnder wrote:
Sun, 15 Sep 2019, 17:16
...
1) I enjoy and use a lot the full stop using the left side regent paddle, but I can't hear any breaks applied after stopping. Does the car use electric power to the motor to stay on the spot?
The consumption indicator says no, but this strange move when the car goes backwards a little bit is surprising.
...
Look in the manual [ Auto Hold ] pages 5-36 & 5-37.
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Also temporarily by holding the left side paddle while cruising. Manual [ One Pedal Driving ] Page 5-21
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Re: Kona EV Real World Range Experience

Post by photomac » Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 14:41

Back on Topic. First Freeway/urban long run. Calm day. No air con. 27C and 3 in car. Total run of 96.2km. Freeway for 70km with 30% at 80kph, 70kph on 50% of urban streets. As I started freeway it dropped from 15.5 to 13.1. I am impressed!!
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Hyundai Kona 64 v1.0 ++Sept 2019 onward. ## 00016+
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