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To follow up my last two charges have gone to 100% with a range of 41 mi. Monday with ending up with about 47 mi. and 49 mi. range Tuesday morning. I should be able to get at least 49 miles with current conditions. Please Post your current range on full charge to compare what owners are getting now. :)

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I live in Montreal, Canada. The highest temperature so far was Between Sunday May 1st and today (May 3rd) for a maximum of +18 celsius degree and a minus of +10 celsius degree overnight. Even at those temperature the EV distance to empty is at a maximum of 50 kilometers (31 miles). I'm worry to never reach again the 60 kilometers range :-(

This is the same thing even if I charged on day, on night, on 120v or on 240v.
 

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I suspect when you get in the 25-30C range you should gain another 5 kilometers in range. I would raise tire pressure to 44 psi and read post #1 to see what can be done to increase your range. You could also watch my CMAX videos to get more info.

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I suspect when you get in the 25-30C range you should gain another 5 kilometers in range. I would raise tire pressure to 44 psi and read post #1 to see what can be done to increase your range. You could also watch my CMAX videos to get more info.

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You have a link to videos? I’m assuming they are on YouTube. Don’t know if you have the name name on there
 

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Interesting thing happened coming back from a long trip, I had shifted into neutral going down a hill on the Hwy to an off ramp and forgot to shift back to Drive when I used the brakes, the brake couch said I got 100%. I thought regen didn't work in neutral. I will have to watch my ScanGaugeII to see if it is charging the HVB.
Also I lucked out on my trip that I found a carpet store at night that had a chargepoint Level 2 charger for free so I took a nap for three hours and my HVB was full. Sometimes you can get lucky. I averaged 57 mpg with being able to charge for free a couple of times.

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Interesting thing happened coming back from a long trip, I had shifted into neutral going down a hill on the Hwy to an off ramp and forgot to shift back to Drive when I used the brakes, the brake couch said I got 100%. I thought regen didn't work in neutral. I will have to watch my ScanGaugeII to see if it is charging the HVB.
Also I lucked out on my trip that I found a carpet store at night that had a chargepoint Level 2 charger for free so I took a nap for three hours and my HVB was full. Sometimes you can get lucky. I averaged 57 mpg with being able to charge for free a couple of times.

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You should still get some energy back from the brakes. You shouldn’t get it from the engine because you Are in neutral but the regenerative breaking should still work normal
 

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With high gas prices it is important to do your planning for charging. You don't want to pay more than $1/hr and free is better. Now sense finding a free charging station 3 miles away at City Park I drive to it in the morning, plugin and ride my bike to work. At Lunch time I ride back to the Park, put my bike in the car and go to lunch. I figure this saves about $10/wk plus I get some exercise. :) Checking your charging App. you might be able to do something similar. I also noticed that Hotels/Motels and Restaurants are making available Level 1 charging.

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I had thought about getting my wife an electric bicycle since she will be cutting her commute to work in thirds and can take all backroads home or to work!
I would STRONGLY advise discussing this with her first. "Good news honey! I bought you an e-bike to commute with, and still had money left over from selling your car!"
 

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I would STRONGLY advise discussing this with her first. "Good news honey! I bought you an e-bike to commute with, and still had money left over from selling your car!"
I won't be selling the car she is driving, it is a PHEV C-Max, I will be driving it again soon, I can always get better mileage in it than her.
 

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The only problem is, I don't think that she would go for it, I would suggest one of our ATVS but I run premium only in those, so not saving anything with that, and she thinks that motorcycles are death traps or I would be riding one!
 

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"we settled on a compromise. She'll still take the C-max, I'll ride the kids tricycle. She made some very convincing threa... arguments."
I'm glad you could negotiate an amicable solution. :LOL:

Getting back on topic as time goes by with new construction we will see more places to charge. Charging Station Apps will show new stations as they come available.

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