I spent the day motoring between Phoenix and Tucson today. Left with a full charge, and made it to the Interstate with 38 miles of charge left. Once on the Interstate, I set the cruise to 80 to see what would happen. I spent the entire round trip at 80 (except for 12 miles at 60 getting to and from the Interstate.) Holy cow 80 kills the batt fast. The ICE kicked in just 26 miles later. Here's the result:
Still, not to shabby! The only thing I wish the car had was a proper tachometer. That's maybe the fifth time the engine has come on since we acquired the car. (It had 700 gas miles on it when we bought it, so our lifetime avg is pretty much hosed.) The funny thing is, I seriously debated taking our 19 MPG pickup for the trip so as not to adversely effect the average before common sense kicked in.