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Optimum speed for a Nissan Leaf

Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:56 pm

Right from the start of my ownership, it irritated med that I could not calculate the optimum speed to drive until I reached the next charging station. So I always was too conservative, ending up wasting time. To get a better Idea of what speed to drive, I made the app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/leaf-sp ... 20786?mt=8 which gets the weather, helps you calculate the distance and then recommends the highest speed you can drive to get here.

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Re: Optimum speed for a Nissan Leaf

Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:02 am

Apps like yours are promising, good luck to you.

Is Denmark mostly flat land? Ideally altitude changes should factored in, along the chosen route.

I like the weather data tie in feature.

Tying in tire pressures would be helpful.

You'd need a units conversion for the States.
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Re: Optimum speed for a Nissan Leaf

Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:56 am

Knowing the air temperature is key; both for aero drag but also for whether you need to use HVAC.

Knowing how many people are in the car, and/or whether you are carrying something heavy, can have a small effect on range.

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Re: Optimum speed for a Nissan Leaf

Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:19 am

For example, all those (and a few more) are variables you can set at EVTripPlanner. Note that is a site for Tesla SuperChargers, but he has made some allowances for LEAFs (you can select a LEAF under EV model, but it doesn't find chargers!).
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