First test drive

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Scratch
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Re: First test drive

Post by Scratch » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:48 am

scott28tt wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:33 pm
How far away from home are the relatives?

You get used to the feel of the braking.
They are about 120 miles.

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Re: First test drive

Post by Scratch » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:54 am

I am getting cold feet now. I’ve been thinking about winter driving and the reduction in distance from an 80% charge. I have read (here and elsewhere) that 160 ish is fairly common.
Also, I haven’t driven a rear wheel drive for many years and have got used to front wheel drive, which seem more secure in winter weather.
Not sure what to do now. Would like to change my car (need one where we live in Yorkshire) but I want to do the right thing regarding the environment (I do have a bike!), without resorting to Tesla - too big.

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Re: First test drive

Post by CarterHounslow » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:47 am

How far is it to your relations out of interest from your place, and roughly where in the world are they? We can help you with this info.

You were probably driving in D mode. Put it in B mode and some of the braking comes from the regen, in D mode it still surprises me how far the travel is. In B mode the brake pedal travel is still long but not so bad.

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Re: First test drive

Post by Scratch » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:50 am

CarterHounslow wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:47 am
How far is it to your relations out of interest from your place, and roughly where in the world are they? We can help you with this info.

You were probably driving in D mode. Put it in B mode and some of the braking comes from the regen, in D mode it still surprises me how far the travel is. In B mode the brake pedal travel is still long but not so bad.
WE haven't bought an ID3 yet.

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Re: First test drive

Post by Bromsgroveuser » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:08 am

Any new car takes a little getting used to, i had a Tiguan before and the brakes on that were good but i find driving in B mode i hardly use the pedal except for the final stop and emergencies and in the latter case who cares about pedal travel. As an aside my wife has an i10 and the brakes are that grabby i almost put us through the screen every time i drive it
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Re: First test drive

Post by CarterHounslow » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:10 am

Scratch wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:50 am
CarterHounslow wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:47 am
How far is it to your relations out of interest from your place, and roughly where in the world are they? We can help you with this info.

You were probably driving in D mode. Put it in B mode and some of the braking comes from the regen, in D mode it still surprises me how far the travel is. In B mode the brake pedal travel is still long but not so bad.


WE haven't bought an ID3 yet.
I know that, you said you test drove one.

I asked where are your relatives in the world, closest town and where do you travel from?

How often do you do that journey a year?

What's your daily journey lengths like?

I've covered a lot of miles now in an ID3 and charged outside the home etc.

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Re: First test drive

Post by Daveion » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:30 am

In the height of winter range will drop. Be more frugal with cabin temperature or charge more frequently, or better still, a combination of both.
It is much easier when you get into it. Over thinking the range aspect is a common theme for new or potential owners. You have to approach refuelling differently. If you are near to electricity plug it in like you would a phone.
Short runs in an ICE in the height of winter also hits range. As for drive characteristics, they vary car to car so you have to adjust but traction control and SW in the drive train minimises the differences.
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Scratch
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Re: First test drive

Post by Scratch » Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:50 pm

CarterHounslow wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:10 am
Scratch wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:50 am
CarterHounslow wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:47 am
How far is it to your relations out of interest from your place, and roughly where in the world are they? We can help you with this info.

You were probably driving in D mode. Put it in B mode and some of the braking comes from the regen, in D mode it still surprises me how far the travel is. In B mode the brake pedal travel is still long but not so bad.


WE haven't bought an ID3 yet.
I know that, you said you test drove one.

I asked where are your relatives in the world, closest town and where do you travel from?

How often do you do that journey a year?

What's your daily journey lengths like?

I've covered a lot of miles now in an ID3 and charged outside the home etc.
This is the crux of my conundrum. The visit to these relations is only maybe 3 times a year. It's about 120 miles. My daily/weekly journeys are easily achievable with the ID3, so charging at home would be the ideal. I spoke to our electrician yesterday and he says he is having trouble sourcing chargers. Another area suffering the microchip shortage.

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Re: First test drive

Post by scott28tt » Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:14 pm

Scratch wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:48 am
scott28tt wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:33 pm
How far away from home are the relatives?

You get used to the feel of the braking.
They are about 120 miles.

My sister and mum both live about 110 miles from where I am, I went up there in April - it was only about 12 degrees that day so the car would have been at about the level of efficiency it should achieve for probably 6 months of the year, 80% of the journey was motorway with the ACC set at 70mph, I didn’t do anything special in terms of heating, just got in the car and drove it.

I set off at 100%, arrived there at 48%, made a 15-minute charge stop half-way home.

That’s with a 58kWh battery pack.
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Re: First test drive

Post by colonelpurple » Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:40 pm

If you have a home charger it's much easier then an ice. No slipping out to garages late at night.

We "fill up" less then our old bmw 2. That because all of our driving is in town.

On long distance you just arrange a stop. We are going to Chester from London in a few weeks, around 4 hours, just plan to stop at rugby service station to fill up whilst we get a snack, coffee and toilet. The hotel has a charger but there seem to be loads round in Chester so not worried.

If I was going to the Highlands probably would take a 3 pin charger

I find the brakes are great. The pedal throw is longer on the ID3 for the accelerator and the brake then my previous car. Didn't plan to use B instead of D but now using it exclusively

I had similar concerns to you. So glad I made the switch to the ID3 now
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