TonyWilliams wrote: show 0% and 0 miles.
Maybe we should get rid of gallons for measuring gasoline and just assume all cars have 10 gallon tanks.. then we can display remaining fuel as a fixed calculated percent like Gid% or Gid2% (or whatever). Gas stations could display % added...
Well, you're not winning this part of the issue! Ten gallons obviously do not account for cars that have 8 or 12 gallon tanks. But Full and Empty covers any size gas tank. I don't know too many dash gas gauges that don't show a simple "F" to "E", or "1" to "0", or even no nomenclature whatsoever.
The mass market doesn't care how many gallons or kWh are going in the car. They only want to know if it's full and how far they can go.
Not all Leafs charge to 281.. many don't even come close anymore and who's to say a 2014 Leaf might charge to 320 Gids? The only truly common unit is the raw uncooked Gids.
True, which is why I don't want solely SOC%. If the car can no longer store 281 Gid, I want that reflected in the % available to the end user. It lets the end user know the car won't go as far as it did at 100%, and they'll know about how much less quite easily. We don't have 320 Gid cars.
Rated Range would reflect the % available.
the pack voltage graph is extremely helpful down in the low Gid range to see how much juice you really have left. The old RAV4-EVs had this and the turtle mode was tied directly to it.. As long as the voltage was high enough the turtle stayed away..
I'm not suggesting anything different to pack voltage.