Ok! I got some pretty amazing numbers to share from today's ride.
One thing to note, I never charged the batteries between yesterday and today's ride, so that means it's more of the two combined.
My pack is 12 AH's but to keep in line with the better practices to get maximum longevity from LiPo, I am sticking with only using 80% capacity, which means I would try to never use more than 9 AH's, and for this test, I only used 6 AH's or 2/3's of that available capacity. Given that fact, I would possibly be able to go another 10 miles of this type of riding if I used that last 3 AH's available to me. Also of note, this is not my final battery capacity goal.
In the end I plan on doubling the amp hours of my pack, for a reasonable range of 50-60 miles while on tour.
Here are screen shots of the CA display:
Note, the starting voltage was 47V resting voltage today, and I had used 2.65 AH yesterday. Total miles (yesterday & today) 33 miles.
And here is the real shocker! The Watt Hourss per mile went DOWN even thought I included the entire large hill with power!
Just 8.2 Wh/Mile!
I would have expected that number to go up, not down including the big hill in town!
Now this one is a little puzzling, I have no regen braking, yet somehow I managed to get back 5.6% according to this reading (possibly due to the fact that I don't know enough about proper calibration for this feature of the CA)
Here is another surprising thing! The average speed went up from yesterday's 11.9 MPH average to 13 MPH average! Gotta love more speed and efficiency.
Now I want to note also that the way I ride my E-Bikes is somewhere between a true E-Bike and E-Assist, most of the time, I'm not using much throttle if any, part of the time I am just using the motor to get 3-7 more MPH on the top end generally averaging about a 4 - 7 amp draw, and I use the motor most on hills.
For example, I will commonly use the motor to get up to speed after I already have hit about 10+ MPH on the flat, then using it with pedaling to reach and then maintain about 20 MPH.
I will use as much throttle as needed on gentle hills to maintain 20 MPH, but I am pedaling about a medium pedaling effort.
If I were to use the power constantly, I would probably use about twice the Wh/Mi, and once I have the first stage of reduction sorted out so that it's not overly tall geared, it will be better over-all, right now I have no real low end (7MPH for climbing steep hills with a heavy camp touring load, right now gearing is about 16 MPH minimum speed) and more high end than I need or that the motor can take advantage of, it needs adjustment which I will do, once I decide the final voltage to run for greatest efficiency.