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Welcome to the forum @tjpoloski! At home do you charge during off-peak hours? That might be a way for you to save some money. Are you considering a switch to a hybrid?
I had a Toyota Avalon hybrid (40 mpg) that I traded to get this. I might look to trade this for the new Toyota Crown AWD Hybrid when it comes out or I might give this to my wife and take her Toyota Venza Hybrid.
 

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A German Carmagazine (Autobild) tested the Soltera, only 245 km range, outside temperature 3 graden (winter), they were not at all impressed...... .

Inthe netherlands Toyota dealers are not at all enthusiast of the car as well as Toyota Netherlands, no marketing at all for the car.... . Sales are very bad, as well in Europa.
 

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Had been driven over 2000km since early December, my average consumption is 5.0km/kwh. Mine is AWD with CATL battery. Temperature is around -10 degree to 8 degree throughout December. 50% City and 50% Highway. Climate control Eco Mode on. Driving Eco mode on. So I think when the temperature getting warm, the consumption would be better than this. (That mean one full charge can drive around 325km.
 

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Had been driven over 2000km since early December, my average consumption is 5.0km/kwh. Mine is AWD with CATL battery. Temperature is around -10 degree to 8 degree throughout December. 50% City and 50% Highway. Climate control Eco Mode on. Driving Eco mode on. So I think when the temperature getting warm, the consumption would be better than this. (That mean one full charge can drive around 325km.
At those temperatures, your efficiency seems much better than what some have reported, and not too terribly far off from the U.S. EPA's official estimates for the AWD model.

In 35-50 degree (F) weather, I am averaging only 2.1 miles/kWh with the AWD model—with trip averages ranging from ~1.3 miles/kWh to a max of 2.5 miles/kWh. Even bundled up with a coat and the climate control turned off entirely—plus ECO driving mode turned on, and keeping under 50 mph—I can't seem to exceed 2.5 mi/kWh. I wonder what the secret is. I know that EV efficiency in general suffers during the winter, but I really need to get more than 140 miles of range out of this vehicle.
 

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I have had my xle AWD for a month. I am averaging maybe 2 miles/kwh. I live in a rural area, so routinely driving 55 mph. I have been keeping track and my real world range is about 54% of the cars estimated range. That’s using eco heat and driving like a Grandma. My prius prime’s range is much more accurate. Regenerative braking is a bust on hilly terrain. I am trading mine in for a RAV4 prime. I took a hit of 3000 off msrp and had to buy a used one with 5k on it for the same price as a new one or wait 8-12 months, but this car is barely functional for my family. I had to charge on the way home, had 25 miles of range left, 22F, wouldn’t DC fast charge. Tried two different chargers and I know they work b/c a Ford lightning was using one before I tried it. Had to drive to a level two and sit there for an hour to get 35 miles. 18 miles from home, drove with no heat on, landed in the driveway with 3 miles left. I think this is meant for suburban life with lower average speeds. I am disappointed, but have to cut my losses. There is also very little charging infrastructure in my area, which makes it difficult to use on longer trips. Hope Toyota figures this out. Maybe in five years when my prius needs to be replaced I will try for another EV. Good luck to you all.
 

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Today, it was above freezing for the first time in at least a week or so (~37-45 degrees F throughout the day). I fully charged the battery (AWD model), reset my gauge's efficiency meter, and drove [mostly] without the heater; primarily just the heated steering wheel and occasionally the heated seats. On a 50 mile trip, I averaged 3.0 mi/kWh over the course of the trip. For the first 25 miles, before it started to rain [and the temperature dropped below 40], I was actually averaging over 4.0 mi/kWh (at around 50 mph/rural roads).

For whatever reason, running the heater on these vehicles absolutely eviscerates their efficiency (though it's worth mentioning that the heat pump is indeed quite effective at heating the cabin). On the other hand, I was happy to see that without running it, I could finally start to see the sorts of efficiency figures that would be necessary to actually hit the range numbers that this car was advertised at.
 
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