Based on VERY LIMITED DATA:
Full charge: 28 – 40 KWH. 220v uses less power than 100v.
Range on 90% charge: 52 – 64 mi. Temperature matters.
Efficiency: 1.7 – 2.0 mi / kwh
These measurements depend on % charge remaining readings from the battery controller, times and distances from my iPhone, charging power from a Kill-a-Watt (110v) and the official meter (220 v) in the home structure.
For reference, one owner of a Nissan Leaf reported 4 – 5 mi / kwh.
EPA uses 34 kwh / gal to compute MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) to ROUGHLY compare electric to gas mileages. eLIMO gets 57 – 71 MPGe.
NOT BAD FOR A BIG OLD VAN
– G. Corliss
eLIMO was invited to the 6th Annual Advanced Technology Vehicle Show at UW-Whitewater, which is about 60 miles from Marquette, further than our range. The plan was to drive to my daughter’s house in Eagle (40 miles) and recharge for the night. I screwed up switch settings, so it failed to recharge overnight. With James’ help, I got it recharging for safe return, but eLIMO missed the Whitewater event. (I made it though. Recommended. eLIMO WILL be there next year.) The pigtail adapter Prof. Jacoby made for 50 amp –> 20 amp 240v worked fine. Thank you, Frank!
Operator error aside, eLIMO performed well: 40 miles on 66% charge, 23 miles on 37% charge. I am confident to claim range > 50 miles in good conditions. — G. Corliss
eLIMO transported 13 members of the MU women’s club basketball team to St. Hyacinth Food Panty on Beecher for a day of helping pack food and other duties. The van rides more smoothly loaded than empty. – G. Corliss