Submitted by diegoPasadena on August 28, 2013
I've had my MS60 for a little over 6 months now. I have driven a particular stretch several times a week since then and have pretty much consistently done it with 315 Wh/m - a little less on the way down, a little more on the way up.
Then I took a road trip last week end, and for the first time ever did a full charge for one of the legs of my trip.
Yesterday, I did the same drive I usually do - and did it at 289 Wh/m. The only differences I can ascertain are a) that the car had received a full charge once since I did the drive last, and b) that I drove it starting with half a charge instead of my usual 90%. I'm convinced I drove pretty much the same way as always.
So the questions that arise are:
a) Is it possible at all, that the car's efficiency changes because it received a full charge - sort of like a battery conditioning boost? That sounds a bit like hokus pokus to me, but, hey, what do *I* know?
Or b) Is the car more efficient at different charge levels? That sounds a little more plausible to me.