|Driving range electrical car a practical example
Many of our foreign Elcamper van customer are, before they rent an electric mini camper van for their holiday, concerned about driving range.
Norway has the highest numbers of electric cars in the world. Despite being mountainous with steep and long hills electric car are ordinary used for long journeys.
This is possible because battery capacities and the numbers and densities of charging stations throughout the country.
Elcampervan camping cars for hire are with driving range between 230 and 250 km.
How long driving range is it possible to drive in practice in combination with plat, steep and downhill roads?
What affects driving range?
As an example driving with an electric mini camper van average driving road conditions I can use a normal trip when I go skiing in the mountain. Starting in Bergen and driving to Kvamskogen, one of my favorite skiing spot and returning to Bergen/Kleppestø. . The trip return is 135 km. See journey in map.
|Starting with resetting the trip counter I start with an Elcamper van with driving range 230km.|
|When I get to my skiing destination Kvamskogen I have used 230-130 = 100 km battery “consumption” to make distance 60km road driving. A ratio 100/60=1,7.
When driving to the mountain it is much uphill driving. This is of cause consuming electrons in the battery.
|A beutiful day skiing with a view of the Fjord Hardangerfjorden.|
|When I was rolling downhill I started with 130km and I gained recharging capacity at level 162km.
On the downhill journey to the Fjord gravity helped me to get to get extra 32km battery capacity. 162-130=32km.
|When I returned home the level remaining battery capacity was 68km.
I have then been driving in winter conditions with temperature between 1 and 5 degrees Celsius
I have then used 230-68=162km battery “driving” range travelling road distance 132km. A ratio 162/132=1,2.
By driving road distance 1km I am using 1,2km battery capacity. Not bad I think.
As an example if you are planning a day trip driving 150km you need 150*1,2=180. You should have at least an extra 30km left to be on the “safety” zone. This means a level 180+30=210. This implifies that you should take a short stop pause at a recharging station along you route and level up battery 15-20 minutes.