Originally Posted by Buzby
.. I was showing 3m range when I has 2.75 to go then the range zeroed (well, --.-- what you get at the end of a full charge). I was expecting limited functionality as I was on the last mile - the orange battery was lit and the alarm was chirruping away every 20sec, but all seemed normal and I was still 1 octet away from the bottom of the scale.
I was running on 'reserve' but how long before I get the limited speed talked about in the manual. Anyone know?
That's not the behaviour of mine. My SOC meter will get to the top of the last octal and then the battery alarm sounds briefly and the light comes on. At that point you have around 10 miles, driving style dependent. I have never run the battery down to restricted power, but going on the SOC as a Godly indication, I do not get the 'continuous' sound until it is almost at the bottom of that octal. Mine usually goes '--' at 4 miles showing (I guess it is a quantity of charge, rather than miles, then).
It is very annoying not to turn that off. A couple of times I know full well that I have X miles left and can make the intended journey, but the range guess is blank and the beeping continuous.
I would estimate that the SOC needle hits the bottom of the octal with 2 miles (of my 'normal' 10mi/octal driving) left.
So to hazard an estimation, top of final octal and first beep indicates 2.5kWh remaining, blank gauge and continuous bleeping indicates 1kWh remaining, and as needle just hits rock-bottom there is 0.5kWh remaining. The rest depends on your own miles/kWh.
Once chap here has reported running into power limiting. I don't know he was paying much attention to exactly what the gauges were saying at the time. If there is more below that rock-bottom SOC position then I don't know what it is, but that does account for the full 22 kWh from full so I don't think I would really want to try unless I was put in that position. The continuous beeping is plenty enough to dissuade me from testing it out just for the sake of it!!!