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 Post subject: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) & 300km Club (186.4 mile)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:16 am 
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Ok, I'm laying down the gauntlet. The first person to hit 200 miles can forever claim bragging rights! The rules are simple; drive the car without refueling and also ending at an elevation at or above the starting point. Downhill runs don't count. Simple, right?

October 8, 2014 - First 200 Mile Club member!!! Mr. dbray007 !!!!

viewtopic.php?p=16938#p16938

Drive Miles
205.6

Elapsed Time
06:09

Avg. Efficiency
4.7 mi/kWh

The ECO Driving Score was 81/100 ( Can't imagine what it would take to get a 90+)

If you do the math, either the 4.7 mi/kWh is off/low or my battery holds 43.6 kWh.


Newly added 300km Club (186.4 miles)!!!!

January 18, 2014 - First 300km Club member - pchilds, 189.2 miles, 4.6 miles per kWh, calculated 41.1kWh burned.

http://myrav4ev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=11096#p11096


Runner up highest mileage King!!!

pchilds - 177.1 miles !!! June 16, 2013

2nd Runner up:

Waidy - 175.2 miles, March 8, 2013

3rd runner up:

waidy wrote:
I posted the following at BayLEAF group in facebook on Dec 27, 2012:
    Today.. on Panda (nick name for the '12 Rav4EV), 158 miles (95% freeway miles) all in one charge. Start from Los Altos Hills to San Francisco, then to Santa Cruz, end point De Monte Shopping Center, Monterey. Average 65+mph.


4th runner up:

Davidb9608 went 175.1 miles

5th runner up:

TonyWilliams, June 24, 2013 - 151.6 miles, 4 miles per kWh, 3900 feet elevation gain (the pass at Mt Shasta on the 5 freeway)


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) plus Longest Drive Unrefueled
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:17 am 
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Tony, 200 miles +++might be possible+++ if say the driver started near Bakersfield, merged onto I-5 heading South Southwest with a very strong tail wind, OAT 68F, following close behind an 18 wheeler going 50mph so as to be sucked into his draft, up the Gravevine and down the other side. That would probably get you close to an average of 4.8mi/kWH. Or, just put Waidy behind the wheel and you might even get another 10 miles further!!! :mrgreen:

Actually, I'd feel pretty darn good about myself if I ever made it 150 miles on a single charge. :shock: :o

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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) plus Longest Drive Unrefueled
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Better attempt it while the battery is new and fresh ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) plus Longest Drive Unrefueled
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Wow, 200 miles would be impressive.

I have been averaging 3.5 mi/KWh driving each direction Marin <-> Sunnyvale which is 55 mi one way. The other day I started with the GoM saying 129 miles. Then I drove down, plugged into 110V and added about 20 miles before driving back and I had 54 miles left on the GoM when I got home. My really rough math was 110-20+54=144/tank. (I know that's really rough. The 20 and the 54 are guesstimates.) Not quite as impressive as some have done, but I was pleased with myself.

I peaked once at 3.8 mi/KWh on that 55 mile route.

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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) plus Longest Drive Unrefueled
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SeaMonster wrote:
I peaked once at 3.8 mi/KWh on that 55 mile route.

Dave


There's not a big secret how to do this... we can't make the battery bigger, but we can certainly make it smaller with use and time (degradation) and losses from lower or higher temperatures from 70F (energy is required to heat and cool the battery).

So, with relatively new cars, we all start at 41.8kWh on a beautiful California day. Then, you just need to get your economy to 4.8 miles/kWh !!!

Honestly, a steady 40-45mph should do it out on the open highway.


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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) plus Longest Drive Unrefueled
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:19 am 
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SeaMonster, the more and more real world data I see, the more I think our cummulative average Miles/kWh is quite accurate. In your case, 3.5mi/kWh (avg) x 41.8kWh = 146 miles, is very close to what you are ACTUALLY getting on your commute.

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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) plus Longest Drive Unrefueled
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Great thread! I just found you!

For environmental reason, I only go out if I "have to". I like challenges so I am going to set a radar in google map to see what's happening at the edge of the 200 mile radius from my home. If I find something good, I will try the 200 mile challenge. I will record my routes and speed and report.

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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km) plus Longest Unrefueled 175.2 mi
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Waidy reports 175.2 miles:

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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km): Longest Unrefueled 175.2 miles
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Training for the 200 mi run... made 151 today on a standard charge. This is with losing a couple mi each morning over the last three nights.

Turtle came on at 148 mi and I didn't want to push things and get stranded.

I think I can make 200 or close to it on an extended charge. Look out Waidy... I'm not that far behind. :)

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 Post subject: Re: 200 Mile Club (321.9km): Longest Unrefueled 175.2 miles
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:18 pm 
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AvLegends wrote:
Training for the 200 mi run... made 151 today on a standard charge.


Did you mean to say "standard charge"? If so, that means your avg driving eff would have been about 4.3mi/kWh, which is incredibly EFFICIENT!!!

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