Considering I get about 27-30 miles of range out of my 11.6kWh 2021 model... I'd think that your 30-35 miles range from an 18.8kWh battery seems pretty low. They've also upgraded the motors, which I imagine are slightly more efficient than before.Realistically we're looking at about 30-35 miles with the 18kwh battery pack
I'm getting about 40km out of my 2020 V60 which is around 25mi. I'd be curious to hear how you are getting in the 27-30 mile range.Considering I get about 27-30 miles of range out of my 11.6kWh 2021 model... I'd think that your 30-35 miles range from an 18.8kWh battery seems pretty low. They've also upgraded the motors, which I imagine are slightly more efficient than before.
Considering that the most efficient speed is around 40-45mph, I’m confused how you’re able to get 27-30 miles at 75mph. Either you have some sort of factory freak, or you’re not really getting that many miles from the battery. I have the same battery size and I have to absolutely baby it just to see 24 miles in pure mode. At 70mph on the freeway I get about 17 miles.There are a couple of things that I do to help my range..
1) I keep my car in my garage & try to use the remote A/C function while it's still plugged in.
2) I try to keep my highway speeds under 75 mph.. I've found the EV range is significantly impacted if you're driving 80+ mph
3) I do my best to drive smoothly, so that I'm not constantly speeding up and slowing down.
To be fair, I treat my EV range like a game.. where I get more imaginary points if I get a better range. I'm sure I'd get something more like 25m range if I cared/tried less.
That's a bunch of non-sense. Suspension tuning is wide open to engineers of any type of car. Granted there is a dynamic advantage to my T6 with the sport chassis I think it's about 4-500lbs of weight added on the T8. Less weight always good! The tuning of springs and shocks is all up to the OEM in what compromise they want to deliver, Volvo offered the dynamic and sport chassis on the T5 and T6. It's simply a product decision for them to only offer dynamic on the T8. There is a ride penalty for the sport chassis as it is in my T6 but I don't mind too much, based on my suspension experience I speculate that there is only so much they can do with conventional Sachs dampers at the quality level of the "normal" T8, the Ohlins on the PE likely buy less compromise particularly with the DFV technology.You're not going to get a "real" sports chassis on the S60 T8.. it's simply too heavy with the battery pack and all the luxury/safety features. To handle the weight, you'd have to have a hella stiff setup and then the ride quality would be non-existent.