Originally Posted by Redmatt75
I expect they did it because the Range calculation is just a rough estimate based on your current consumption. Everybody would grizzle twice as much if the car conked out with 10 miles still showing on the range. Human nature suggests that as soon as people have that information, they will abuse it, but really as soon as the light comes on, start looking for a station, just like our parents used to
I agree; having the computer guess at the remaining range when you're really low on fuel can lead the uneducated to do something stupid.
My Ducati has an interesting feature. It doesn't have a fuel gauge but when the low fuel warning light comes on, the odometer immediately switches to indicate how many km (or miles) you've been riding since the light first illuminated; i.e. it counts up from zero. That way you have an indication of when to start getting really nervous. It's a nice feature.