How many miles do you put on your LEAF each year?

0 - 2500
3%
2
2501 - 5000
3%
2
5001 - 7500
15%
9
7501 - 10,000
13%
8
10,001 - 12,500
13%
8
12,501 - 15,000
11%
7
15,001 - 17,500
16%
10
17,501 - 20,000
13%
8
20,001 - 22,500
5%
3
22,501 - 25,000
3%
2
25,001 - 27,500
No votes
0
27,501 - 30,000
No votes
0
30,001 - 32,500
No votes
0
32,501 - 35,000
No votes
0
35,001 and above
3%
2
 
Total votes: 61
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RegGuheert
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Leaf Number: 5926
Location: Northern VA

How many miles do you put on your LEAF each year?

Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:53 am

This comes up often for those looking to lease a LEAF and in discussions of battery degradation. It might be interesting to see a histogram of how far we LEAF drivers go each year.

If you only know how many kilometers you put on your LEAF each year, please multiply that by 5/8 and put that in. ;)

If you do not own a LEAF, please do not answer the poll. (I wanted to get an even distribution and ran out of options.)

(If your have more than one LEAF, simply pick one of them for your response.)
RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
2011 miles at purchase. 10,000 miles on Apr 14, 2013. 20,000 miles (55.7Ah) on Aug 7, 2014, 30,000 miles (52.0Ah) on Dec 30, 2015.
Charged by our 12.75 kW solar array

Enphase Inverter Measured MTBF: M190, M215, M250

apvbguy
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Delivery Date: 10 Apr 2013
Location: Jacksonville FL.

Re: How many miles do you put on your LEAF each year?

Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:57 am

I've had the car exactly 2 months, just a bit under 1600 miles, annualized it becomes 9600, which is higher than I usually have driven in the past few years
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RegGuheert
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Delivery Date: 16 Mar 2012
Leaf Number: 5926
Location: Northern VA

Re: How many miles do you put on your LEAF each year?

Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:03 pm

apvbguy wrote:I've had the car exactly 2 months, just a bit under 1600 miles, annualized it becomes 9600, which is higher than I usually have driven in the past few years
While the histogram will not show it, I think your experience closely matches that of most LEAF owners: In spite of the limited range, we tend to drive the our LEAF farther in a year than we did our previous car.

Let's see if others agree...
RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
2011 miles at purchase. 10,000 miles on Apr 14, 2013. 20,000 miles (55.7Ah) on Aug 7, 2014, 30,000 miles (52.0Ah) on Dec 30, 2015.
Charged by our 12.75 kW solar array

Enphase Inverter Measured MTBF: M190, M215, M250

apvbguy
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Re: How many miles do you put on your LEAF each year?

Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:07 pm

WARNING-- OFF TOPIC MESSAGE AHEAD --


tell me about your solar array, I had a salesman here trying to sell me a solar pool heater and hot water heating system, he wasn't very interested in selling me a system to power the house
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LEAFer
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Delivery Date: 19 Jan 2011
Leaf Number: 000215
Location: Sacramento Area

Re: How many miles do you put on your LEAF each year?

Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:22 pm

I answered 15,001- because that's the rate the miles were accumulating at until recently. We have since reduced the use of the LEAF in order to avoid a penalty when turning it in next January at the end of the 3 year lease (which includes 15k/yr).
2011 Silver SL+QC [Mfg: 11/2010] 36mo/15k LEASE
06Jun2013 Status [28.5 months][34,173 miles][11 bars]
Lost CapacityBar 6/6/13 @34,173 miles while in LEAF Battery Monitor: 83.41%, 71.4F (avg); cool overnight;

LEAFfan
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Delivery Date: 08 Jun 2011
Leaf Number: 1855
Location: Phoenix Area

Re: How many miles do you put on your LEAF each year?

Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:02 pm

Maybe you should have had 10000-12000 instead of 10000-12500 because a lot of leases are 12K miles. So my answer isn't listed. It would be somewhere between 9000 and 12000.
2013 LEAF SV Del. 2/28/13
2013 LEAF World Record for Most Miles Driven On One Charge-188 miles/8.8 m/kW h
4.8 kW DC PV ($ .91/W fully installed)/ Dec., 2010

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TomT
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Leaf Number: 000360
Location: Foothills of Granada Hills, CA
Contact: Website

Re: How many miles do you put on your LEAF each year?

Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:22 pm

Just under 15K a year...
59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
71,770 miles/12 bars/256 Gids/59.04 AHr/88% SOH/87.92% Hx 3Mar16 at lease return.

Now driving a 2017 Volt Premier. Model 3 reserved.

bradbissell
Posts: 262
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:47 am
Delivery Date: 29 Mar 2013
Leaf Number: 404629
Location: Boston, MA

Re: How many miles do you put on your LEAF each year?

Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:39 pm

I hope to squeak just under 15000, but with the extra driving I've been doing (because the car is fun to drive) think it will be hard. Really hard to think of paying extra at the end of the lease.
Silver/Black 2013 SV Manufactured, Leased March '13, Returned Dec '15
Silver/Dark Ash 2016 Volt LT

Becky50
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Delivery Date: 02 Aug 2012
Leaf Number: 019032
Location: San Jose, CA

Re: How many miles do you put on your LEAF each year?

Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:27 pm

I have driven 6,000 miles in 10 months which is a lot less than I was driving my Town and Country van (12,000 miles per year). I retired and even though I love driving my LEAF I am just not covering the same distance. The $$$$ savings have been fantastic!

RonDawg
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Leaf Number: 027089
Location: SoCal

Re: How many miles do you put on your LEAF each year?

Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:02 pm

I have had my car barely 5 months and the odometer reads just shy of 4500 miles.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL

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