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    Icon7 This never happened to me before

    Today I went out to the car, and when I got in, it said my ideal range (Standard charge) was 186 (it's always 186 to 189, usually the former) but the estimated range was 202 miles. It's the first time my estimated range has been greater than my ideal range. Yesterday I had driven 60-odd miles mostly on rural secondary highway roads, at around 60 mph. Probably around 5 miles in town getting to the out-of-town road. It was a warm day but not excessively hot, and I had the Taylor mesh top on. I presume that increases the drag somewhat, but maybe not??? Anyway, that was cool to see the greater estimated range.

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    Most of my driving is around town and with near zero elevation changes, I regularly see estimated range higher than ideal. My record is seeing 213 miles estimated, 188 ideal all in standard mode.

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    It has happened to me before. Although my record was 203 mi in standard.
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    I wonder if there's something in the firmware or algorithms that stops us getting much higher in Range mode? I've had est/ideal 252/248 one time, but I don't range charge very often and when I do it's usually for a trip on the Interstate.

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    Daniel, did you get a new firmware with the Ranger visit? If yes, is it possible that this firmware version no longer "forgets" your driving when you charge the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VolkerP View Post
    Daniel, did you get a new firmware with the Ranger visit? If yes, is it possible that this firmware version no longer "forgets" your driving when you charge the car?
    It never has "forgotten"...at least in the 2.5.

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    It happens rather often to me:


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    Quote Originally Posted by VolkerP View Post
    Daniel, did you get a new firmware with the Ranger visit? If yes, is it possible that this firmware version no longer "forgets" your driving when you charge the car?
    I did get a new firmware version. But it's never forgotten my past driving before, as shown by the fact that after charging, my estimated range was always less than my ideal range.

    The biggest difference is that we've finally gotten nice weather and the heater's been off. And I don't use A/C because in hot weather I take the top off. But I have no idea if the firmware is doing anything differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitrovic View Post
    It happens rather often to me:

    Yeah, you Swiss guys come down from the top of the mountains and get the craziest estimated range figures (and that's 584kms with a 70% charge!). Must be scary when you go up though?
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    If you are careful, its not that bad!

    But you really can upset the computer when driving for a long period downhill!

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