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There seems to be a wife disparity of ranges people are getting from their IX.
I have only had the car just over a month and it is obviously summertime in the U.K. (so the rain is slightly warmer) so range will be at its best. However, the predicted range has gradually increased over the 1000 or so miles I have had the car and is showing 253 miles at 89% today (equates to 284 miles at 100%).
This raises a number of questions.
Is anyone else finding the same?
Does the range crash to sub 200 miles in winter?
Do the battery packs vary between cars?
I would love to understand anyone else’s experience?
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My car is showing 74% SOC with range 191 miles. So at 100% would be 258 miles. After 1300 miles achieving 3.1 miles/kWh.
Hi Legin
I believe you are in the Manchester area as am I and I also think have had our cars over the same time period, so any difference is not due to climate variations.
I am up to an average of 3.4 miles per kwh over 1100 miles now. I have been driving almost exclusively in the B mode, with climate on permanently and not using eco mode. I wonder if B mode makes a big difference 🤔
 

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Hi Maverlk,

I move between Gloucester & Manchester nearly every week on the M5/M6 so lots of motorway driving.
I drive in D with with climate control at 21C, cruise control set to the distance setting and navigation to adaptive and let the car computer do 90% of the driving with me just steering. I find it so relaxing.

Some times I use the hands free 3rd cruise setting when moving in stop start slow traffic on the motorway.

Will try out B driving at some point.
 

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Hi Maverlk,

I move between Gloucester & Manchester nearly every week on the M5/M6 so lots of motorway driving.
I drive in D with with climate control at 21C, cruise control set to the distance setting and navigation to adaptive and let the car computer do 90% of the driving with me just steering. I find it so relaxing.

Some times I use the hands free 3rd cruise setting when moving in stop start slow traffic on the motorway.

Will try out B driving at some point.
Hi Legin
With the cruise control on B mode drives the same as D, but I don't know if it saves any more energy. With cruise off, the regen braking is a lot more powerful and using the actual brakes becomes a rare event. I suspect all that regen might be where the added efficiency comes in.
I commute a 70 mile round trip into south Manchester mainly using the M56. I just stick to the speed limits (a lot of big 50mph sections with roadworks).
I will be interested to see if you feel it makes a difference when you try using B mode more 👍
 

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Hi
There seems to be a wife disparity of ranges people are getting from their IX.
I have only had the car just over a month and it is obviously summertime in the U.K. (so the rain is slightly warmer) so range will be at its best. However, the predicted range has gradually increased over the 1000 or so miles I have had the car and is showing 253 miles at 89% today (equates to 284 miles at 100%).
This raises a number of questions.
Is anyone else finding the same?
Does the range crash to sub 200 miles in winter?
Do the battery packs vary between cars?
I would love to understand anyone else’s experience?
Thanks - John View attachment 2079
I can’t believe how good the range you’re getting is. I’m also a similar area to you, in wilmslow. I don’t do much motorway driving though, it’s more about town stuff which I know won’t be as efficient but I’m miles off that. Mine is sitting at 74% and 153 miles at the moment. Best I think I’ve got is 230 miles in hot weather. I also drive in the B mode as well. Done just over 2000 miles so far. I wish I was at your level of range!!
 

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I can’t believe how good the range you’re getting is. I’m also a similar area to you, in wilmslow. I don’t do much motorway driving though, it’s more about town stuff which I know won’t be as efficient but I’m miles off that. Mine is sitting at 74% and 153 miles at the moment. Best I think I’ve got is 230 miles in hot weather. I also drive in the B mode as well. Done just over 2000 miles so far. I wish I was at your level of range!!
I actually drive into Wilmslow to work, so the driving environment and climate is obviously identical. I was thinking B mode might have been the answer, but clearly not! I am at a loss to explain the significant range differences across this forum 🤷🏻‍♂️. I even got 3.4 miles per kwh today on the round trip in lashing rain and lots of surface water.
 

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I actually drive into Wilmslow to work, so the driving environment and climate is obviously identical. I was thinking B mode might have been the answer, but clearly not! I am at a loss to explain the significant range differences across this forum 🤷🏻‍♂️. I even got 3.4 miles per kwh today on the round trip in lashing rain and lots of surface water.
My average mile per kWh was 2.8 for the period I’ve had it so I’m going to experiment and reset it and drive as economically as I possibly can for a couple of weeks and see if I can get it even close to the levels you’re at. Surely it should be possible as they can’t sell batteries with different capabilities you’d assume! I’ll let you know how I get on.
 

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Had my IX40 since early June and only ever used adaptive D mode as personally believe coasting is more efficient than B mode which is not as smooth a drive in my opinion.
Since factory, my current mileage is 2951 with 3.2 mi/kwh. There is a battery sign with an arrow pointing towards it showing 232 kwh which I assume is the amount of power which has been regenerated. Based on my mileage this equates to roughly 8% battery regeneration using adaptive drive mode. It would be interesting to hear from drivers who use purely B mode to see what level of battery regen they are getting. It may be that adaptive gives lower regen but pulls back efficiency when coasting?
 

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Hi Legin
I believe you are in the Manchester area as am I and I also think have had our cars over the same time period, so any difference is not due to climate variations.
I am up to an average of 3.4 miles per kwh over 1100 miles now. I have been driving almost exclusively in the B mode, with climate on permanently and not using eco mode. I wonder if B mode makes a big difference 🤔
B mode does in my 50 - on a 30 km = 20 mile trip I got an extra 4.4 km - 2.7 miles roughly. If you look at the regeneration in coasting (not in B mode) it is only about a quarter of what you can achieve in B. I got used to the abruptness of B mode fairly quickly.
 

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This is the average range of my iX40 after 1500 km. My driving style is casual sporty, always in personal or sport mode. I am driving most of the time in B. Approx 1000 km have been spent in highways at Italian speed limit of 130 km/h. My range anxiety is decreasing.
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So is it safe to say that 250 to 270 miles is the average range in summer, with around 50 miles reduction in the winter?
It seems to vary based on the comments on here. I filled to 100% again today (forgot to drop it to my normal 90% after a 100% test the previous day) and the expected range is even higher at 290 for an iX40 😳
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It seems to vary based on the comments on here. I filled to 100% again today (forgot to drop it to my normal 90% after a 100% test the previous day) and the expected range is even higher at 290 for an iX40 😳 View attachment 2248
@Maverlk That's incredible. Do you have 21 or 22 inch wheels? I've just ordered a 40 (wanted a 50 but out of my budget and lead time is longer)

Your posts here are very reassuring!
 

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It seems to vary based on the comments on here. I filled to 100% again today (forgot to drop it to my normal 90% after a 100% test the previous day) and the expected range is even higher at 290 for an iX40 😳
That’s superb, and I’d be very happy with that outcome actually.

How would you describe your style of driving while achieving that outcome? Do you take it easy, or do you push on?
 

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@Maverlk That's incredible. Do you have 21 or 22 inch wheels? I've just ordered a 40 (wanted a 50 but out of my budget and lead time is longer)

Your posts here are very reassuring!
I am on the 22” wheels. I could not stretch to the 50 either, but the 40 still very quick and more than you would ever need. Furthermore, for me, the very rare occasion I would want to exceed 250 miles without a stop, I felt the extra £20k plus was a lot to pay for minimal useable extra. The ride is excellent in the 40 too (vastly superior to the Tesla model Y), so I can’t say I am missing the air suspension on the 50.
 

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I am on the 22” wheels. I could not stretch to the 50 either, but the 40 still very quick and more than you would ever need. Furthermore, for me, the very rare occasion I would want to exceed 250 miles without a stop, I felt the extra £20k plus was a lot to pay for minimal useable extra. The ride is excellent in the 40 too (vastly superior to the Tesla model Y), so I can’t say I am missing the air suspension on the 50.
@Maverlk Thanks for confiming you are on 22s. I agree, the 40 did feel very quick to me, and buttery smooth in terms of power delivery from 0mph, or from any speed. Yes, the ride in the 40 is bloody excellent and I've just sold a MB with air suspension. I suspect the 50 "needs" air suspension given how it is heavier than the 40!
 
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