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Edmunds laid out their test procedure as to how they calculated consumption. Essentially they emptied the tank (battery) and refilled it and measured the amount of charge required to fill the battery. This probably appears high because the battery "leaks". It heats up while charging so some of the energy that was consumed is not available for range.As mentioned, 32.3/100 kWh is only about 265 miles and normal consumption for a 75+ mph highway drive in summer.
Oh. Wait. LOL. Edmunds got 32.3kWh/100 miles.. and "323" range. Anyone else see the problem? My guess is they did a shorter test and attempted to math out the range based on the consumption number they saw, but instead of dividing against the battery capacity (approx 86 kWh usable) they divided against 100.
It's either a typo or someone at Edmunds tried to take a shortcut.
Range based on kwh/miles looks to be a bit of a soft number as it can be calculated using different methods. It is not always clear as to the methodology yielding quite different figures.
An argument can be made that if Edmonds metered the flow of current into the drained battery while charging and the actual distance driven their number would be most accurate.