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Take that EPA!

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First time poster here. I had to share this since so many reviewers trash the range of the GT based on the EPA rating without giving the car a real world chance. I have been watching the range increase the longer I own the car. I drive mostly in Normal mode with occasional GT blasts. Lately I have been driving a little more conservatively to see what kind of range I can get. Yesterday I charged to 100% since I was going to drive about 100 miles and wanted to test it. I drove 53 miles out and 53 back for a total of 106 miles and came home with 62% battery and 166 miles of range left, so the projection was quite accurate. The drive was all freeway with maybe 5 miles of surface streets. I set the cruise at 68 mph in Eco and let the car do the driving. It was a nice day, mid 70s to 80, so good weather
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for range. Needless to say, I am mightily impressed. I was OK with the 206 mile EPA rating when I bought the car in February, but 276 miles? I already loved the car, now I have found a whole new level of appreciation.
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3.6 is pretty good. With the warmer weather I've been getting 4.2-4.6 (AWD Wind) like @jjcgolf72 has above. That's a HUGE variation from the 2.8 I was getting over winter lol.
Yes, but he has a Gt. That’s a huge difference.
Yep, I’m also trending towards 300, usually right around 140-150 at 50%. I’m very very pleased with my GT’s efficiency. My round trip efficiencies have been hovering at 3.7-3.8 since we are now in the 70s or at least we were.

What tires and wheels are you rolling on?
I owned a RWD Gt-Line before owning my GT, and when I received the GT, I got kinda scared, the mi/kwh was really low (I use kwh/100km myself).

In the GT-line, normal 70mph driving, I'd get 17-18kwh/100km (3.5 mi/kwh), and when I received the GT, that same exact drive was around 27 (2.3 mi/kwh). I was more worried about the "costs involved" and not really the range as I don't really need 200 miles+. In the UK electricity is now really expensive if you don't get a good deal (over half a dollar per kwh at home).

My GT now done over 1000 miles, and it's finally getting warmer, and I'm getting those numbers back to GT-line level ! I guess it was really just a temperature issue (from 5° celsius to 20).

Done a 120 miles trip last weekend, averaged just under 20kwh/100km, was really impressed.

I'm wondering if there is something to do with "brand new cars", that use more energy ? Or just temperature.
Driven under exactly identical conditions, the GT line will get about 0.7 miles per KWH more with stock tires on both.—Me and another forum member have tested this quite well a GT line shadowing a GT. Something else is at work if your range difference is that bad.
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