I have realised that it’s more sensible to drive at 80 km/h than 100 km/h so that I don’t lose more time charging the car on highways.
BHPian yashcosmos recently shared this with other enthusiasts.
Hello fellow EV Max owners, happy to share that I have completed 10,000kms on my Nexon EV Max.
I did complete my 2nd service at 7500 kms for which I had to pay some 1700-1800 Rs.
From my ownership for the last past 4 months, I have been able to keep my Wh/Km averaging around 130Wh/Km, this is my everyday use with AC on all the time and normal driving speeds not exceeding 80Kmph, only once in a while I would have crossed the 100kmph mark. Of course, driving at 100 instead of 80 has a big impact on the range, the kind of impact which made me realise that it’s more sensible to drive at 80 so that I don’t lose more time charging on highways!
My thumb rule of charging has become very simple, start from 100%, drive for around 230-250kms, SOC drops to 20-25% and then I charge it back to 100% which requires roughly 11 hours which works for me pretty well. Never have I been a victim of range anxiety because very quickly you are able to calculate the kind of kms you can cover with regards to all the numbers thrown at you by the car. Mostly it’s been 3kms per percent for me, if I don’t achieve that much I realise that the car won’t cross 230kms with 20% SOC.
From all that I read on the telegram group, I’ve also made it a habit to deep discharge the car every once in a while, i.e to drain the battery to as close as 10-15% as possible and then slow charge it to 100%. Theoretically, this should prove to be good for battery life, nothing is proven though.
Coming to the small issues that I’ve faced, well, I haven’t faced any big problems yet, but for small nags, I had to visit the service centre thrice in the last 4 months and 10k kms. Since the service center has been on my routine route it never felt like a task, to be honest.
And yes the under-thigh support, which concerns a lot of people here, is honestly less in Max and it’s pretty evident since I have been driven around a lot when I am in the back seat and I’d wish this would be as good as the normal Nexon EV. I did try a hack once, removed my 5D mat and the difference was evident. Now I normally remove my shoe when I am to sit for an hour or more and then it’s much much better, so of course better under-thigh support is needed. P.S. I am 5ft 7in tall.
I would be honoured to answer any queries fellow bhpians would have.
Here’s what BHPian ajayc123 had to say about the matter:
Thanks for the feedback. Not an owner, but researching on EV (as a 2nd car).
Have you faced any error codes that required out-of-turn support from Tata, and if yes, how were they resolved?
What is your experience with using public chargers?
Here’s what BHPian pradheepsr had to say about the matter:
Good to know that you’ve covered a significant mileage within a short span. I have covered 3000 km till now in 3 months.
The max range I could achieve in my MAX was around 180-200 kms from 100 to 20 % SOC. I think it’s too low than what I could actually get.
Any suggestions to improve my range?
PS: I drive exclusively within city limits and never use it for out-of-city drives. I’m using a 3.3 kW home charger and never use public/fast chargers and I charge it always when the SOC drops to 20%.
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