Since my last ride, this range drop was slightly bothering me. I had to return back home for a 46 km yesterday. Unlike the previous ride, I wanted to see the best range I can get with an efficient ride.
When I didn’t have portable charger, I used to do this super efficient ride during lock-down. But, once I got portable charger and place to charge, I didn’t bother about range.
This time, starting with 100% charge, I ended the 46 km ride with 52% (actually 51.5%) charge left. Pretty close to my best efficiency. (My personal best, I have ended the same ride with 55% charge left)
Change: My last ride was not efficient. There was literally no traffic and I and I stopped only for 1 minute at toll. So, fan kicked in soon & was ON for 1/4th of my ride.
This time, because I was going at 35-50 km speed with gradual acceleration, fan didn’t kick in for first 20+ kms. Even after that, I had to wait for 10 mins at toll which gave a break. And another 3-4 mins at silk-board. So, I didn’t notice fan kicking in for most part of the ride.
And, regardless of traffic, I tried to maintain the same riding style and acceleration.
But, my last ride of 46 km using 64% SoC was the worst ever (by > 10%). I don’t know the reason.
All this confusion can be put to rest of Ather can really show the battery health.
Btw, inspite of finishing 46 kms in 48% charge, efficiency improved by just 1 (30 Wh/km vs 29 Wh/km). Ride statistics looks to have its own calculation
- For my last ride, 46 km in 51% → 29 Wh/km looks correct.
- For my previous ride, 46 km in 64% → 30 Wh/km looks incorrect. It should have been around 36 Wh/km.