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SUCCESS LAX to Ojai and back on 240mi rated

SUCCESS LAX to Ojai and back on 240mi rated

Was worried yesterday about trying to make a roundtrip from LAX to Ojai on a 240mi rated charge, as it's 90miles of freeway each way with much of the journey uphill. I stayed between 65-80mph the entire way, using climate control / radio, etc. and made it back to LAX with 90mi of rated range, well below the actual mileage. Very pleasant surprise!

Brian H | April 14, 2013

So you used 150 mi rated to travel 240 actual at 65-80 mph! Impressive indeed.

Brian H | April 14, 2013

typo: to travel 180 actual

Duh.

Still very impressive. 120% of rated.

jat | April 14, 2013

I drove back from my grandmother's house which was 236mi away, leaving with 262 rated miles. I had to drive ~65mph on the interstate though to make it (I did have AC on the whole way, and there was a good bit of elevation change).

Brian H | April 15, 2013

jat;
Did you arrive with 0 rated?

DouglasR | April 15, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I drove 242 actual miles round trip with 5400 feet of elevation gain (then losing the same amount on the return trip), and in cold weather. I used 248 rated miles. Not as good at the OP, but it gave me a lot of confidence with respect to range.