Stuart21UK – Posted June 29, 2019
following on from the hire car as above (Corsa 1.? litre), it went back (we’d done 30 miles in the 8 days in it so that was £130 well spent!) and we picked up an eGolf from EV Centre in CMK at £85 for a whole week!
I have to say the projected range of 158 miles when the battery was fully charged seems optimistic (I’d lost about 7 miles range before getting 2 miles down the road onto the A5 to come home)….and after 13 miles to get home it showed 121 a mile range (so 13 miles cost 37). I then picked up one of the girls on an 8 mile strip and gained 2 miles range in the process!
By the end of the day I’d probably done 4 trips totalling about 30 miles and lost 59 miles of range.
The following day I did about 35 miles and it went down another 30 miles in range (I must be mastering being efficient!) choosing to take it instead of the 981!
Regenerative braking has 3 or 4 levels and on the most aggressive you pretty much dont need to use the brakes if you anticipate well enough (except at traffic lights etc).
I also noticed how less aggressively I drive it, compared to the 981 (which is 100 leptons + PSE + Sport mode most of the time!)
It’s having it’s first charge since Wednesday, today (although it’s not been used every day and the range still showed 67 miles when I connected it up and indicates 8 hours planned charge time in a normal 13 amp socket to get to full battery)
some pictures are below
pick up and demo on the 25th – range showing 158 miles