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How Low Can You Go? Is there a way to kWhs left in battery?

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Got home at 2% (2.62 kWhs) which, yes Truck, is five city miles, but 1.5 hwy miles at 75 mph.

Is there way to show kWhs left in the battery?

Knowing the roads I am going to drive on, I think I can calculate the range better than the truck's computer, which averages your last few few minutes of driving.

Driving 90 miles home, I had plenty range - about 123 miles. <40 degrees, cruise set on 75, climate control on, I notice that with 13 miles to go, the truck warned of 12 miles left. Uh-oh.

I decided I will not give in range anxiety! Dropped speed to 55 and drove right by a supercharger. Then came a warning: "Nearest Charger is outside of your range. Plan to find a power outlet where you can charge."

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Seems a little late.

@Ford Motor Company Maybe make this warning to say "The last charger before your stuck on the side of road is..."
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% charge requires both math and an assumption. @Ford Motor Company, just do the math for me.

28%x131= well sh!t.

And does my battery still hold 131 kWh hours. Probably not.

starting charging at 27%, put in 60kWh to reach ##%, so charge remaining plus charge added, now equals... well Sh!t.
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You think 2.62 kWh is 1.5 highway miles at 75? Some quick math says this is 75 miles of range at your supposed 75mph with 100% battery.
You're right. "Simple math" and m/kWh vs kWh/m messed me up. :unsure:

Shoot! Maybe I can't do it better than the computer. I get between 1.7 and 1.9 m/kwh @ 75 mph Blue Cruise HWY.

After slowing to 55, it only took a few miles for the computer to show I could get home. Then driving the last 8.6 miles (4.6 Hwy the 4 stop light filled miles) allowed me to go 8.6 miles using only 4 miles of range.

I have never claimed to be smarter than a 5th grader! 🤠


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You'd need to be towing something huge and uphill to get <.6 m/kWh to achieve that efficiency.
Right again.

Pulling a motorcycle on an open trailer (relatively light #2500) from Florida through Ga (relatively flat), I I got between .7 and 1.2 m/kWh.
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