Gearscout
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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:02 am

My 2015 Leaf S that I purchased at the end of my lease appears to have dropped its first bar at 20,000 miles.

Weirdly, driving off fully charged displays 11 bars. After driving 5 miles or so, the 12th bar reappears.

Residential Driving: 90+ miles on the GOM. 85 miles or a little less in the real world. I never drive it much below 12-20 miles

Mixed Highway/Residential: 70 miles...maybe. Driving more than 60 mph appears to rapidly drain the battery. A round trip to Atlanta airport is about 63 miles from my home...mostly on the interstate...and I have avoided attempting it in the last 6 months. I don't even consider turning on the heater on that run.

Mind you, my Miles per KWh is always in the range 4.2 - 5.6

SOH: 84.67%

The tires are inflated to 41 lbs. and carefully monitored via Leaf Spy Pro. I have long supported the notion that tire inflation is probably one of the main factors in still getting the range I do despite the car being 4 years old. The Bridgestone tires are very worn on some edges.

As spring rolls through Georgia, I do notice my range increasing, if only a bit. But we only dip to 20-30F degrees a few times a year, so it's nothing like those of you living in cold climates.
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2015 Leaf S
6.6kw/QC

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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:32 pm

What you are seeing is normal. The 12th bar will play 'hide & seek' for a while, then vanish forever.
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Tortoisehead77
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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:04 am

I have a 2018 Model S with roughly 12,000 miles on it.

My range varies significantly on a full charge from about 100 miles to 170 miles. My average is somewhere around 120-130 miles, which is significantly less than the 152 mile range that I though I would get when I bought the car.

I can only get 170 miles out of a charge if I'm driving reasonable speeds on flat surfaces with the AC off, which is almost never. I've read on this forum that some people get over 5 Kwh efficiency, but I've never seen that on my Leaf.

The guess-o-meter is completely useless. After one year, I can make a pretty good estimate of how many miles I can get based on weather and driving style.

I do like the car and may decide to keep it after the lease is up. However, I was hoping to take it on ski trips, but with only 100 miles of range in cold whether and lots of hills, I don't think the car will make it.

DougWantsALeaf
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Location: Chicago North Side

Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:14 am

Tortoisehead

Jump over to the 40 and 62 kWh range experiences thread. Lots of ancillary stories there.

In my 19 + at minimal freeway speeds (55) I am also not at 5 yet (have a couple tricks left to try), partially I think due to the extra weight.

Around town 5 and above is easily doable(even with the heavy car), but the key is still gentle acceleration and managing decelerations to preserve momentum where possible.
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Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
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webeleafowners
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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:19 pm

Tortoisehead77 wrote:I have a 2018 Model S with roughly 12,000 miles on it.

My range varies significantly on a full charge from about 100 miles to 170 miles. My average is somewhere around 120-130 miles, which is significantly less than the 152 mile range that I though I would get when I bought the car.

I can only get 170 miles out of a charge if I'm driving reasonable speeds on flat surfaces with the AC off, which is almost never. I've read on this forum that some people get over 5 Kwh efficiency, but I've never seen that on my Leaf.

The guess-o-meter is completely useless. After one year, I can make a pretty good estimate of how many miles I can get based on weather and driving style.

I do like the car and may decide to keep it after the lease is up. However, I was hoping to take it on ski trips, but with only 100 miles of range in cold whether and lots of hills, I don't think the car will make it.


We are always surprised how accurate the GOM is. Usually within a few percent. We have a once a week commute about 122 km return. We typically start with 192 km range and there is always around 65 to 70 km left on the GOM when we get back. At least this time of year. No AC in the morning and return with AC on. Starting range used to be around 202 this time of year do we have lost a little range over the last three or so years. The trip is half highway speed and half around 70 kmh. Rolly hills but nothing extreme.
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:10 pm

Concur that the updated GOM is significantly better than the earlier leaf. Just did a 178 miles 80% freeway speed (30%+reserve with 86 miles on GOM showing) and GOM moved maybe +/- 5 or so miles at any point during the trip in spite of variances in speed for things like construction.
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2013 Leaf SV
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DCMB
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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:11 am

I've had my 2019 SL plus for almost a month. Not a ton of time to do a really accurate analysis, but I do enjoy the feeling of getting something better than I expected for a change, even if is temporary!! I agree, the GOM must have improved greatly on newer models. I've been driving in almost perfect conditions in mainly city driving so far, so I don't expect this to last, but I've been getting 400km plus per full charge (my calculations based on KM driven seem to be quite close to the GOM)
Ask me again after a cold winter and I'll have a more realistic answer, but it feels good to be excited about it while is lasts.

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