First winter tour with IONIQ
It was a long trip already the first day (Friday, 4/11/16) We had planned a trip to some friends in Olden this weekend for a while ago. For the lady car was a birthday gift and surprise .. we had borrowed Mercedes to her daughter when our old Leaf 2011 model is excluded for such a long trip (also summer ..) I said we had to go through a dealership and pick the new charging cable I had ordered. When I showed the new charging cable she exclaimed that this suits the not to our car !! No, I said but it fits the over there .. happy new car no skepticism to drive the 261 kilometers from Mobile to Bergen Vangberg in Olden from his wife's side! It rained and was 4.2 degrees at the start. Did not checked whether battering was 100% charged before departure but guess what. GOM showed 210 km when the car ran out of the store and had about room temperature. The battery pack was enough not substantially heated because it only had been indoors for a few hours. Kupe Temp set at 22 degrees when we drove off.
Rain went over to snow when we approach Romarheim and Matre on E39. On Oppedal ferry dock was only 5 min charging on quick charger before we had hurried onto the ferry to Lavik. Did not listed number KW charged but remember GOM rose to 122 km. Noted that GOM voiced astoundingly good with running distance until now!
Across the Sognefjord weather was better with dry road the first twenty miles but later wetter way toward descent to Forde. On Green contact their quick charger stood there for a Tesla and charged, he had also come from Bergen and should at the cottage. When he heard I was going to Olden and had come from Bergen with DEN car ... connected him off and gave me access. He took one look at the car and was very impressed both with regard to overall appearance and performance (range). We shopped and took a lavatory. It was suddenly 20min charging and 15 KW into the battery. More than enough for the remaining 102 km to Olden. There were varying conditions with dry path along Jølstravatnet but snowy roads over Utvik mountain (600 m). GOM showed about 80km remaining on arrival Vangberg in Olden. History in the car displays 256 kilometers driven by consumption of 13.8 kWh / 100 km.
The car behaved very nicely but it was partly a little nasty feeling when LKAS engaged on the smooth sections. It could be confused with a lack of grip. I connected therefore this out when we drove on slippery sections. A fantastic car for long distances even though we have not gotten into all the technical aspects of the car yet. This is a quantum leap for safety, performance and range against our old Nissan Leaf 2011. The struggling argument those who believe that no such car can be used in the long run !!
I follow up with a more detailed technical documentation return to Sotra west of Bergen on Sunday. Publish the Sunday night or Monday.