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I thought I would start one as people get their cars delivered.

So far most of my driving has been pure city, all lights and stop signs, pretty low average speeds. I've been driving in one pedal mode.

My consumption and my battery depletion have seem mostly aligned with each other.

Right now my round trips are averaging in the in 30-35 KwH range, in mild but not super warm weather. If my math is correct, that means pure city driving has a range of around 215 to 250 miles. That seems pretty reasonable given the WLTP range of 208 but seems a bit low compared to the EPA of 258. But I'm also not adjusting my driving and having to deal with all the normal city driving issues that will reduce efficiency even with regen, notably sudden stops for less courteous drivers/bikes/people. Oh, it's also been hella windy in Philly as of late...so there's that too.
 

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It's the EPA that pegs the range at 208. I've only driven it on a few local trips so far and haven't recharged it yet, so I don't have a benchmark, but I did mark the mileage at the start of my first full charge. I'm retired and don't put much mileage on a car, so I'll probably be able to charge it once a week at home on Sunday when PG&E rates for EVs are lowest. I don't like the one pedal driving, though, and don't see a lot of advantage in it. The manual actually recommends not to use it on the highway. One question I've never seen answered is whether the car regenrates electricity when not using one pedal. There's no reason it shouldn't. The Prius was first, but many other hybrids do that and the pedal feel is normal. My Leaf (now sold), an EV, had two modes, normal and ECO which was a stronger regen braking feel, but both modes regenerated electricity. When I let off on the "gas" on the Volvo, it fells to me like it's regenerating. Can anyone provide a definitive answer?
 

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Right now my round trips are averaging in the in 30-35 KwH range, in mild but not super warm weather. If my math is correct, that means pure city driving has a range of around 215 to 250 miles.
Thank you for that information. It seems like the efficiency is good for city driving. Your calculations are correct for a 75kWh usable battery presuming your instrument panel units are in "kWh/100mi" and not "kWh/100km".

One question I've never seen answered is whether the car regenrates electricity when not using one pedal.
I would think it can regen with OPD off. Look at the instrument panel energy meter on the right side to find out for yourself. Pressing the accelerator should show energy being drawn from the battery. Stepping on the brake pedal should show regeneration back into the battery. The manual shows a picture of the meter: Regenerative braking | Drive modes | Starting and driving | XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 | Volvo Support
 

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So Electrify America failed me. First chargers worked. Drive to another city and none of theirs worked with the car. EA didn't know what the problem was but now I'm stuck waiting for it to charge on an L2 charger enough that I can get on the road again. Ugh.
 

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I am average about 30 kWh/ 100 miles... in local driving. A range of about 250 miles.
On the highway, at 70 mph, i have an average of about 38 kWh....perhaps 190miles.
 

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Made it to my destination with zero percent. Yikes! At 9% it shut off cruise and limited throttle response and gave me a turtle icon. At 5% it severely hampered my acceleration. At 0% it said I had 5 miles of range which was really 3 miles on the area I was in. Holy crap, all because Electrify America didn't work with my car.
 

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Made it to my destination with zero percent. Yikes! At 9% it shut off cruise and limited throttle response and gave me a turtle icon. At 5% it severely hampered my acceleration. At 0% it said I had 5 miles of range which was really 3 miles on the area I was in. Holy crap, all because Electrify America didn't work with my car.
Good to know ! Just tried to charge at an Electrify America station, none of the chargers there worked. It looked like it was almost going to initiate charging but instead turned into a red light after a second or two
 

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Good to know ! Just tried to charge at an Electrify America station, none of the chargers there worked. It looked like it was almost going to initiate charging but instead turned into a red light after a second or two
Hmmm I had an issue with a Blink fast charger but not their L2 charger. Remote charge starting was busted on the unit and my RFID card didn't work or so I thought. Now I am wondering if something is wonky with the fast charging. On the plus side the blink folks were fantastic, a specialist called me back and was very enthusiastic about resolving the issue. They're sending me a new card and they gave a me a direct number to call when I am ready to test the charger again.
 

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Hmmm I had an issue with a Blink fast charger but not their L2 charger. Remote charge starting was busted on the unit and my RFID card didn't work or so I thought. Now I am wondering if something is wonky with the fast charging. On the plus side the blink folks were fantastic, a specialist called me back and was very enthusiastic about resolving the issue. They're sending me a new card and they gave a me a direct number to call when I am ready to test the charger again.
The charger that failed for me also failed for a Leaf later on. The problem was with the station, not the car.
 
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