Electric camper van driving range - an example and introduction to electric vehicle driving best practice.
Driving range electrical car a practical example
As an example, driving with an electric mini camper van in average road conditions I can take a normal trip when I go skiing in the mountain. Starting in Bergen and driving to Kvamskogen, (one of my favorite skiing spots) and returning to Bergen/Kleppestø. . The return trip is 135 km. See journey in map.
|Starting with resetting the trip counter. I start with an Elcamper van with a driving range of 230 km.|
|When I got to my skiing destination Kvamskogen I have used 230-130 = 100 km battery “consumption” to make distance 60 km road driving. A ratio 100/60=1,7.|
When driving to the mountains it is mainly uphill driving. Which is of course consuming battery power at a higher rate, but it is of no real consequence as long as I have planned ahead.
|A beautiful day skiing with a view of the Fjord Hardangerfjorden.|
|When returning I was rolling downhill with start level battery 130 km and I gained recharging capacity at level 162 km.|
On the downhill journey to the Fjord, gravity ‘helped me’ to get an extra 32 km battery capacity. 162-130=32 km.
When I returned home the remaining battery capacity was 68 km.
Of course, to begin with, if all of this sounds too much, then just stop at every other charging point and charge for 15 minutes, then you’ll have power to spare without any worries whatsoever. There are no shortage of charging stations and really no need to be concerned. After the first day, you’ll be completely relaxed and forget about any anxieties once you see for yourself.