edatoakrun wrote:A GOM will never be accurate, until it is designed to estimate future driving. The LEAFs, will never do that. IMO, you are wasting your time moaning and bitching,
I disagree. I've been driving another EV for about a week now, and I can categorically confirm that Leaf's GOM is absolutely terrible. I've done some fairly extensive range testing for the reverse SOC meter project
, and I will do a plot showing just how inaccurate the GOM is even in ideal conditions one of these days. In the upper SOC range, its erratic behavior borders on a practical joke, and in the lower SOC range, the GOM keeps nagging and scaring drivers and passengers alike.
That being said, I wouldn't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. The GOM can be improved, there is no question about it. The car should also include an accurate SOC meter for those that would like to use it, and don't mind doing some mental math. Yes, once all EVs have 100 kWh packs, this problem will diminish in significance. However, we are not there yet.