BikerOnTheBack wrote: »
Tony, did you get the EO smart home charger installed by Electric Ireland? Nobody has said anything to me about the app, where to download, or how it works, and an engineer was supposed to call me back but hasn't.
ffocused wrote: »
Fuel/battery economy update after 6 months and 5252 km’s
Car was charged at home before every journey over 30kms and never charged at other end.
Full battery charge takes 8kw and costs me 50 cent on my 24hr rate.
Used 345kw in total
Petrol 234 litres used
As this car does not give a separate economy readout for battery & petrol I have combined both together.
This gives 22.4 km/l or 63.2 mpg combined with 1cent per km for battery charge if my math is correct.
I can get close to quoted range from the battery in warm weather and can drive from Athy to Carlow and back without using any petrol, which is about 44kms and 10 short of quoted max range.
Can I ask are ye still enjoying the Xceed PHEVs? They are a great looking car and I have one ordered.
Piece that concerns me is the numerous reviews that state it lacks acceleration. I didn't get to take it out on a fast test drive.
Does putting it in sport mode sort that out?
I found the acceleration lacking on initial test drive while in EV mode, but got used to it as a trade off for zero emission driving.
Its still fast enough to be safe, not dangerously slow so dont let it put you off purchase.
It is fine in hybrid mode using standard eco mode and beats most diesels off at the lights from standing start. I never used sport mode tbh as it’s a pointless addition that uses more fuel.
I am trading mine in for an EV6 next month as I got an excellent trade in deal. I enjoyed the car, but liked silent EV mode driving so much I want to go for a full EV.
That is great to read. I do plan to trade again for full EV in the not too distant future to great to see you got an excellent trade in deal.
I do love the silent EV and most of our driving is city driving (generally do less than 15/20kms per day during the week but higher at weekends) so it will suit us well as can plug in every day.
Good to see that it is quick enough off the lights as that is where I like a bit of acceleration.
Saw a few other videos on YouTube where they were getting 0-60 in under seconds in them so I am happy enough with that (for the very occasional shift into sports mode).
The EV6 is a beautiful looking car with some serious range and performance. Enjoy!!
Just posting my annual rounded consumption figures for the car for anyone interested.
I did 10,000km’s and used 400l petrol (4l/100km) and 500kWh of electricity.
petrol figure taken from fuel card invoices 482l and rounded up to account for half tank in car on delivery.
compared my 2020 and 2021 electricity usage totals to get electricity figure as I only used public chargers a handful of times.