maxcalvada
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Mileage Variation with Full Charge

Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:30 pm

Own a 2017 Kia Soul since this winter. It's great. Just curious - how come the mileage on a full charge varies a little? In the colder weather it's around 85-88 miles. Now that it's warmer, it varies from upper 80s to around 97 miles. Seems a little lower after charging in rainy weather, higher when charging in warm, clear weather. This is even the case with a charging station as well as my driveway(no garage at home).

IanL
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Location: Jersey, English Channel Islands

Re: Mileage Variation with Full Charge

Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:25 pm

The value you read on the GOM (GuessOMeter) is an estimate, based on the ambient temperature, and the actual performance of the car (miles per kWh) over a period of time. The performance is worse in cold weather, better in mild weather, It also depends on whether you use the heating and/or aircon, and how much. The GOM estimates how much climate control will be used, and you can see that on the Power Consumption display page (page 8 of the manual).

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