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Hello, just got back from holiday in Wales, drove 198miles arrived home with 50 mile range left equating to 248miles, which is brilliant, however can anyone explain what the 53.8 bonus miles are?? They are not added to the total journey amount so I'm frustrated to know what they represent??
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They are the extra miles available to you compared to sporty driving. I guess you are still using D+ and paddles to slow unless you have developed other techniques. Your method is working superbly.

 

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In other words, if I understand correctly such as assuming start was when you started the journey, if you had floored accelerator etc then you would be stranded about 4 miles from home! ( without charging during the journey )
 

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Hello, thank you, that's a great help! yes I practically drive all the time with the paddles, D+ and loads of coasting then switch to D-- to slow down & just using the brakes for the final stop.
 

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Hello, thank you, that's a great help! yes I practically drive all the time with the paddles, D+ and loads of coasting then switch to D-- to slow down & just using the brakes for the final stop.
Give d auto a try the car does all the thinking slowing itself on change of speed limits and approaching bends and junctions ( it uses satnav data as well as cameras) and as well as glide. The car feels slightly different when in d auto less resistance is the only way I can describe it but it is a truly relaxing way to drive and get the best efficiency in my view, you could say it gives the Mercedes’ relaxing comfortable wafting drive experience. My only complaint is that you have to set it each time you get in by simply pulling one of the paddles to you for a second or two And I sometimes forget until I reach a junction and realise from the feel of the car it is not in d auto.
What consumption are you achieving on average? In this warm weather I am getting around 19.1kwh /100 km which is according to one table 3.25miles per kWh which I think is ok for such a big fat heavy car (EQC).
Yes the bonus miles are the miles your style of driving has saved over driving more aggressively ie lots of fast acceleration and heavy braking, the same system has been a feature on Mercedes ICE cars since at least 2015 when I had my c class estate. the division shows where the savings have been made in your case the whole range but sometimes it might be favoured by one element or another. just another little nudge mechanism to try to get people to save energy.
 
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