So with the OVMS module installed, I’m finding out some interesting tidbits about my Twizy, including at which point the low battery warning kicks in.
With just over 100 miles on the clock of Echo, I headed out this morning with my son to test a route for some new teaching I’ll be doing after Easter (I wanted to see if the Twizy could do the route.)
It’s just below freezing here in Bristol, with a wind chill of at least -5. Even with windows, the Twizy is particularly cold!
I covered about 34 miles in total, with some pretty big hills in and around the top end of South Gloucstershire. (And I made some wrong turnings)
The low battery warning kicked in when OVMS said the battery was at 12% SOC. When I got home, these were the readings from OVMS:
Const 49% -2910 +84 Wh. This means I was keeping a constant speed for most of the time, accounting for 2.91 kWh of battery use, and 0.084 kWh regenerated.
Accel 26% -2412 +27 Wh. This is how much of the time I was accelerating, accounting for 2.412 kWh of battery use, and 0.027 kWh regenerated.
Yes, I know there are some figures missing… not sure where they can be accounted for, because they don’t add up!
However. if the first one is right (and I think it is) then I’ve used 6.7 kWh of energy today on my little jaunt.