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You can still modify your order if you do not have the build date yet. But for some people, like me, it will always be "what if"? :) I have Standard range RWD and when I was on a trip from SF to LA, I was thinking why didn't I order Extended range. Then I came back home and was like - good thing I didn't order Extended range - I don't need it for my daily commute :). Always "what if"...
For a daily driving SR is more than enough (I have AWD). Even for local weekend trips it's enough. But when you go for a day long trip or further then the more range the better. On my last trip to LA the efficiency at one point dropped to 2.1 mi/kWh, which for 80% to 5% segment the range drops to 107 miles. That feels too short, in some places there aren't any fast chargers available for 100 miles.
 

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I think the biggest takeaway from a video like this is, in ideal conditions, the EPA range appears to be pretty conservative. I've seen other range test videos that share that finding in other models. We have a 300 mile LR RWD on order, I'm very curious what Tom and others will find if they get to test one of those soon.
 

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I think the biggest takeaway from a video like this is, in ideal conditions, the EPA range appears to be pretty conservative. I've seen other range test videos that share that finding in other models. We have a 300 mile LR RWD on order, I'm very curious what Tom and others will find if they get to test one of those soon.
I have LR RWD, with 70% local and 30% highway (65-70mph) I got 348 with most recent charge. The car should be able to reach 350 with less aggressive driving.
 

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I have LR RWD, with 70% local and 30% highway (65-70mph) I got 348 with most recent charge. The car should be able to reach 350 with less aggressive driving.
Wow, that's awesome. It's way more than we need on a local basis, but we have family 675 miles away, so we want to make that trip as easy as possible...thus the LR RWD.
 

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Frankly, these tests are meaningless, because everybody's driving conditions are different and the efficiency can vary widely. Just recently I've driven from San Francisco and got the efficiency of 1.8 mi/kWh. Not because of the temperature, or wind, or speed, but because of slight elevation. Then going on I-280 the efficiency went to 2.7mi/kWh, that's a 50% improvement in a matter of 20 minutes.
On the one side, I see what you mean on the other though nope....

Not everyone has a mache or a BEV. many are wondering how range works in BEV. many are trying to see which bev holds true to epa range that is listed. So frankly these tests are not meaningless but they are awesome to help people move into the BEV market. Not everyone knows wind how you drive and other things affect your range. How many people can't go outside and change the oil in a car or even put gas in it? The video does what it was made for and does it very well. Info,Info,Info.

Going from Ice to Bev is about as big of a change in modern time that we have had. We had a person today start a thread wondering why his mache didn't say what the range is fully charged.

Still, a lot of people don't know even people who own the mache. Guess if another car brand wouldn't under-promise also people wouldn't
have to worry about info vids telling the truth. 🤔
 

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I will be doing the 75mph, 6000 foot ascent range test this weekend in my CA Route 1. Going from Phoenix to Grand Canyon south rim, AC will be working hard at the start of the trip. Planning a charging stop in Williams AZ, 180 miles from my house, and the last DFDC on the way to the canyon. It is 60 miles from Williams to Grand Canyon. So I want enough charge to make that round trip, plus sightseeing, after charging.
Don't forget that there are J1772 L2 EVSE near the Yavapai Lodge entrance and in the parking lot of the Yavapai East buildings. This location also has some Tesla Destination Chargers if you happen to have a TeslaTap or similar adapter. Might not be available with the summer crowds. I was able to use the Tesla Destination Chargers on my trip there first week of March 2020. I was able to charge my Model 3 to 90 percent while I was hiking on the rim trail. I did not even have to use the Tesla Superchargers at the Grand Hotel in Tusayan.
 

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Don't forget that there are J1772 L2 EVSE near the Yavapai Lodge entrance and in the parking lot of the Yavapai East buildings. This location also has some Tesla Destination Chargers if you happen to have a TeslaTap or similar adapter. Might not be available with the summer crowds. I was able to use the Tesla Destination Chargers on my trip there first week of March 2020. I was able to charge my Model 3 to 90 percent while I was hiking on the rim trail. I did not even have to use the Tesla Superchargers at the Grand Hotel in Tusayan.
I am staying at the Grand Hotel and they have some J1772 plugs, but for me, I do not plan on counting on any of those. I know form plugshare there are numerous L2 chargers around the park, but they may not all be reliable.
 

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Glad to see this, don’t see too many reviews/assessments of the SR AWD. Not surprised it did as good as it did based on all the other Mach-E tests.

Would be cool if they could test higher speeds too, e.g. range when going 80, 85, 90 mph, but I can understand why that would be difficult.
 

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Always "what if"...
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I ordered the next best thing to the Cal Route 1 as far as range is concerned, I'm just understanding how much more I'm hedging my bets against the future vs what I actually need for real world usage in my day to day life.

Edit: I could probably get away with setting the max battery charge at my house to 70% and still be within that cushion of love on the batteries.
 

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100% to 0%...226 miles
plus with full AC running too .. that car is good for 235 miles with a little better weather at 70mph .. truly awesome for only a 68kWh usable battery.. less than the Tesla model Y .. with 75-82kWh pack and similar range at same speeds ..
 

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Charged it to 100% for the second time this morning since I bought the car a month ago. It was actually still charging but I had to go so I stopped the charge. Very pleased with what I can get out of the car. It's really great that full regen braking is still available at 100% because of the buffer.

First pic is the one way trip out, second is the round trip. 70 miles driven consuming 26% of the charge. 24 miles were local 35-55 speed limits, rest was highway and I was driving 65-75MPH, couple of bursts of 80MPH for a quick pass. I live 1200 feet above sea level so the return trip is pretty much a constant climb. The last couple of miles is a steep climb going 55MPH which is what drags down the MPK average, before which it was at 4.1 MPK. I will be making the same round trip later today. Let's see if I get the same numbers.

My 2700 miles average is 3.7 MPK, but so far the GOM is not reflecting that. It was showing 235 miles at 100%.

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The most common question I get about my car is "what is the range?" or "where can you charge it?" I have the AWD with standard battery. For most people, range will never be an issue. I would do fine with a 100 mile range or less most days. You plug it in overnight and you're ready for the day. Nobody fills up their ICE vehicle with gas every day, because it is not convenient. Having your own "fill up station" at home is the best, and for an average daily commute, you will never have range anxiety with this car. Mine is charged with solar power, too. No need to try to get more range. I just punch it whenever I can and enjoy it!
 

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