An Electric Bimmer’s Journey [Oxide Grey iX M60]

Not as epic as the thread’s namesake, but I took an 800 mile journey from SLC to Vegas and back again this week and preferred to share some of my observations.

Very first, the parameters. A family members of 4, with a lot more baggage than essential for a three working day vacation, embarked on a heat 75°F fall afternoon in an Oxide Gray iX M60. The iX was outfitted with 22” wheels, a battery billed to 97%, and 39psi entrance/46psi rear tire force.

The intention was to make it to St George in 1 driving session (~280 miles), but the will of the iX outlasted the family’s will to continue driving and we required a split, so we built a dinner quit in Cedar City. We experienced driven 227 miles in a minor around 3 several hours and obtained 800 ft of elevation, by hilly terrain with mainly 80 mph velocity limit, with cruise established to 82mph. Despite this, we even now experienced 24% battery still left, indicating we could have easily manufactured it a different 53 miles to St George – specially with the coming elevation drop.

Although the iX billed up its batteries, we billed up our bellies, and then embarked yet again with 79% cost. We dropped down from Cedar Metropolis at an elevation of almost 6000 ft, by way of St. George and across the corner of Arizona to land in the tip of Nevada at roughly 2000 ft higher than sea stage. Unsurprisingly, this proved incredibly effective for array – just after driving a further 174 miles we nevertheless retained 37% demand. This worked out to an astounding 27.1kWh/100 miles (3.7 miles/kWh).

The family members put in the following number of days of what is recognized as “Fall break” lounging in the lazy river at the MGM Grand. Then we packed up and hit the street once again on a fairly warm, 90°F Vegas early morning. We stopped at the outlet mall in South Vegas to best off. Listed here, our iX “Quicksilver” was nestled concerning “Polestar McPoleface” and “Fahrfegnugen the Grey”, with an antisocial Ioniq 5 (who refused to be named) maintaining its length. It was listed here that I initially witnessed peak charging price of 192kW, I hadn’t trapped close to in Cedar City to keep an eye on the charging fee there. Astonishingly, this happened with no preconditioning in any way – we had basically just gotten the vehicle from the valet. This indicated to me that preconditioning could only be necessary in chilly temps. We grabbed some lunch at the outlet shopping mall and headed out of city.


Correct all over Mesquite, NV, we ran into a quite shorter, insignificant slowdown exactly where a bridge was getting replaced. It was listed here that I got my 1st taste of the “Assisted Driving Plus”. I had browse on the forum not long ago that all you have to do is take out your hands from the wheel, which I did, and straight away obtained a warning that “assisted driving characteristics partially disabled”, or a thing to that influence. So I started out around, experimented with again, and obtained the exact error. It was then that I understood – it won’t function if you have sun shades on :-). The element tracks your awareness to the road, fairly than your arms on the wheel, so the third time was a charm, without sun shades. It functions great.

In simple fact, I’d say that all of the assisted driving functions are an incremental enhancement above my G01 and my Audi e-tron. Neither of people cars and trucks actually appeared to know how to enter or exit a corner, either turning in late or overcompensating and continuing to flip at the conclude, but the iX looks markedly far better when it will come to steering aid. I also liked remaining able to change lanes by just signaling, and the “just right” assertive lane modify.

On the way back again, we stopped yet again in Cedar City. This time, we had climbed virtually 4k toes in elevation and it confirmed. About 177 miles we experienced averaged 38.8kWh/100Mi (2.6 miles/kWh). We experienced still left the outlet mall at 94% cost and arrived with 31% – we could have easily continued on to Beaver, UT but all over again we necessary to halt and take a split before the iX did.

As I hopped out and related to the charger in Cedar Metropolis, a rough searching male approached and said “ah, you can only generate a little strategies with individuals factors in advance of needing to charge up, ideal?”. I replied, “Actually this a person seems pretty very good, we could possibly go up to 300 miles or extra in the appropriate conditions”. He retorted “haha, very well I ordinarily get 1000 miles out of this one”, motioning to an early 2000s Honda CR-V. I gave an incredulous chuckle and just explained, “well, I would not be ready to drive *that* far in one sitting!”. He then started to say a thing I did not very make out – possibly about loving to generate 1000 miles at a time, as my family members and I moved together to choose our split.

We made quick perform of the last 230ish miles dwelling, arriving immediately after dark but before the young ones had been owing for bed.

All claimed, we averaged 34.7 kWh/100Miles, or 2.88 Miles/kWh, which places the estimated overall selection at about 303 Miles. I assumed that was definitely great, thinking about the auto is rated for ~284 miles at a considerably slower velocity. I absolutely imagine we could get up to 340 miles at the 70-75mph speeds that are more common in much less desolate parts. Of study course environmental elements like temperature and elevation adjust will influence every single trip for varying final results.

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