DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID

Mon May 13, 2013 8:45 am

Bassman wrote:Lost one bar at 227 GID and 83.87% battery capacity indicated on Turbo3's Leaf Battery app. Only have 35,000 miles on the LEAF, so your Leaf is doing much better than mine. It may be due to the hotter temps in the valley. Charged 100% twice a day on a 126 mile roundtrip commute.


his commute is nearly identical to yours for distance and charging (another lucky guy whose employer put in charging!) . now if I remember correctly, you have some elevation changes ? his is not too bad. a steep hill near his house but a short one (3-4 miles?) and elevation changes of less than 1000 feet I think
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID

Mon May 13, 2013 8:47 am

Very impressive! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to hearing how long the rest of you ownership experience is w/ that Leaf.
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID

Mon May 13, 2013 1:00 pm

TaylorSFGuy wrote:If there is something else I can tell you, let me know.

On your battery temp gauge, how many bars does it show on a typical day ?
Any advice for those of us in warmer climates on how to maximize battery life ( Other than moving to Kent WA ) ?
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TaylorSFGuy
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID

Mon May 13, 2013 1:39 pm

KJD wrote:On your battery temp gauge, how many bars does it show on a typical day ?
Any advice for those of us in warmer climates on how to maximize battery life ( Other than moving to Kent WA ) ?


In winter - rarely 3 moving to 4 by time I get to work but usually 4 when I start. Currently (when temps above 50) I would say it starts and holds at 5. Throw in QC and it goes to 6. Just a couple times last summer at 7.

If it is already at 5 or 6 then I keep the top end of QC down to 70% and hit another one, rather than pushing to 80/90% and only charging once.
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID

Mon May 13, 2013 4:45 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:I still think its amazing to have 76,000 miles on tires that most here cant get 30,000 from

There can be HUGE variance in tire life depending on the condition of the roads one drives on. I remember a car book AGES ago (before web browsers) had a map and shaded different regions of the US for how long they expected tires to last.

I think it helps the OP is likely doing almost all highway driving and doing little in the way of changing directions and speed.

2 fas 4 u had 161K miles on his original tires on his Prius v wagon (http://priuschat.com/threads/prius-v-10 ... st-1755817). But then again, he was kinda nuts racking up 465K miles on his 09 Prius before trading it in for a Prius v wagon around January 2012.

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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID

Mon May 13, 2013 7:37 pm

TomT wrote:Some of us changed them simply because we wanted something that was safer, more robust and performed better, not because they were worn... I would have swapped the Ecopias even if they were made of some magic compound that never wore out... :lol:

And if every Leaf sold was in the state of Washington, I don't think there'd be any discussions of TMS, battery life, degradation or replacement costs here... Location, location, location! It is odd that he is still at 12 bars with 232 Gids, however... I lost my 12th bar long before hitting 232.

DaveinOlyWA wrote:I still think its amazing to have 76,000 miles on tires that most here cant get 30,000 from


Not odd at all. 232 Gids is 83% so he will most likely lose his first bar around 81%. Not one that I had tested, including mine lost a CB at 83%. They were all 80-81% when they lost the first bar.
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID

Mon May 13, 2013 7:45 pm

TaylorSFGuy wrote:
KJD wrote:On your battery temp gauge, how many bars does it show on a typical day ?
Any advice for those of us in warmer climates on how to maximize battery life ( Other than moving to Kent WA ) ?

In winter - rarely 3 moving to 4 by time I get to work but usually 4 when I start. Currently (when temps above 50) I would say it starts and holds at 5. Throw in QC and it goes to 6. Just a couple times last summer at 7.
If it is already at 5 or 6 then I keep the top end of QC down to 70% and hit another one, rather than pushing to 80/90% and only charging once.

Thank you for the info.

What change would you like to see most in a future LEAF model that your 2011 does not have ?
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID

Mon May 13, 2013 9:03 pm

Steve: What was your total cost of ownership till now - adding electricity charges + any service / repair charges ? - thank you

You know how EVs are being touted as something with a total cost ownership much less than ICEV, and I am guessing Taylor is a good case study. If you had been driving a gas guzzler at 25miles to a gallon and at $3.50 per gallon, that is 3040 gallons not used or $10,640 dollars saved. If you add oil changes and other regular maintenance/service expenses I am guessing easily around $9000 saved over 76K miles. That savings in itself pays for a new battery and some more !
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID

Tue May 14, 2013 6:44 am

Thanks for the report.

A colleague of mine just leased a LEAF. He plans to go way over the mileage because his commute is 65 highway miles each way with elevation changes. He charges to 100% at home and at work.
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Re: Two Years, 76,000 miles, 12 bars and 232 GID

Tue May 14, 2013 8:26 am

That is one heck of a lot of oil not imported :D
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