Did a range test on my Tata Tiago EV: Here’s what impressed me
At the end, the battery level drops very slowly, so I suppose the car could’ve done upto 225km without deep discharge.
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I tried to test the full range of my Tiago EV LR XZ+ for the first time since purchase, and the result was more than satisfactory. Starting will full charge and 1197km on odometer on Tuesday morning (18/04/23), I drove back and forth from home to office (~23km one way), for 4 consecutive days, along with a small detour on the last day. I’ll have to say I was a bit anxious on the last leg because I recently read a post by a Nexon EV owner about the battery suddenly dropping. However, such a drop didn’t happen till the end of my trip, by which point the battery was at 8% & odometer at 1398km. In fact, beyond 10%, battery was dropping very slowly as the limited performance mode had been activated. I didn’t note down the odometer reading at 10% battery level, but the distance of the point where I got the warning to my home is around 10km.
In the attached graph, you can see the drop of battery level with distance covered. I only noted the reading at stops, so smaller variations are already averaged out. As I mentioned, at the end, the battery drops very slowly, so I suppose the car could’ve done upto 225km without deep discharge. I would note here that I kept the climate control to about 27 deg everyday, and charged my phone in the car ~50% of the time.
I am not a very experienced EV driver, as you can see from the odometer reading (of my first EV). My driving score is ~8 currently, as seen in the ZConnect app (screenshot attached). I am hoping that in the future I might be able to get somewhat higher range. Maybe about 10kms more. However, I can say for sure that an ICE car driver will not be able to get this much range on the first day of him driving a Tiago EV.
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