I did a long distance test witn box installed and programmed for Nissan Leaf (as I have no Kia Soul EV here to test it)
172,8 km, or 107,3 miles till turtle with 24kwh 2013 Leaf, 20,4 kWh available (Battery has SOH = 92,6%, a bit worn)
- winter tires, drive in hills (I have no flat terrain
) heat on but minimal possible, seat heating on (LO), ECO mode,
average speed of 62 km/h, I tried to drive not faster than 75, and not slower than 55 km/h
rural area, small cities and villages, maybe 5 stops because of lights, rather smooth drive.
Last 15 km done in higher mountains, as I wanted to be able to return home, so I drived high hill up and down till turtle (I know this is bad for range, but I have no alternative at all - at my home village there are no flat areas longer than 40 m...), and then - I returned home (luckily turtle came 200 m from home).
LeafBox range extender installed.
In 2 weeks I will install normal tires, so I expect improvement, even in our hills.