webeleafowners
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Re: Love and Hate about our new Leaf 2018

Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:01 pm

Hey Sagebrush. Yah I don’t think I would dare to call it data. My “data” is my GOM readout LOL :). It actually did drop a bit before the software update but now is pretty much the same to what it was when we got the car. About twice a month we go a certain route consisting of mixed driving speeds. It uses about 75 percent of our range and we have similar Kilometers left on the GOM as we did a couple years ago. Because of where we travel and speeds we travel, our GOM has always been very accurate. I realize this is not the case for everyone and has more to do with our conditions and speed limits.

Anyway, the car has been flawless and we really haven’t seen much change from new. I know, not very scientific right. :). If Tesla comes out with a hatchback before are ready for our next car in a couple years we’ll consider that. Otherwise we wouldn’t hesitate to get another leaf...maybe a Nismo this time.
2015 Smart Electric Drive convertible.
2016 Nissan Leaf SV 30KWh
EV only Family...well except for the big diesel motorhome. :shock:

SageBrush
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Re: Love and Hate about our new Leaf 2018

Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:54 am

^^
If the trips are in similar road conditions, traffic and weather, it can be used as a raw gauge to trend but I would be wary of sweeping statements. I commute to work over a very predictable route using cruise control and still see 10% variation day to day. I presume wind is the difference although I rarely notice it.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado
3/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
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DaveinOlyWA
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Leaf Number: 314199
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Re: Love and Hate about our new Leaf 2018

Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:51 am

Like any set of data collected in a highly variable setting, only several measurements tossing out the lows and highs can be used. I see the same variability on my work commute. RT distance is a rock steady 23.1 miles but speed is hardly consistent with 50 mph semi rural, 35 and 40 mph urban and 30 mph city streets. Traffic is anywhere from light to very heavy.

The other thing is we tend to blend driving experiences into each other thinking our driving, speed, conditions, weather, etc is the same when it really isn't. "close" isn't good enough when you are talking EVs with efficiencies in the 90's. At that level, EVERYTHING matters.
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 11,987 miles, 485 GIDs, 37.6 kwh 110.89 Ahr , SOH 96.00, Hx 115.22
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webeleafowners
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Re: Love and Hate about our new Leaf 2018

Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:10 am

SageBrush wrote:^^
If the trips are in similar road conditions, traffic and weather, it can be used as a raw gauge to trend but I would be wary of sweeping statements. I commute to work over a very predictable route using cruise control and still see 10% variation day to day. I presume wind is the difference although I rarely notice it.


Yepir. And I like that term “raw gauge”. But for a non techs guy like me that’s about as good as it gets.

Interestingly enough we have also seen little degradation on our Electric smart. I think we have been lucky with our two EV’s. Both have been bullet proof and never needed a single repair. The smart is now just over three years old and surprisingly we are putting more mileage on it. But, it’s a convertible so......:)
2015 Smart Electric Drive convertible.
2016 Nissan Leaf SV 30KWh
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Newporttom
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Leaf Number: 6194
Location: Saint Johns, FL

Re: Love and Hate about our new Leaf 2018

Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:59 pm

Had our 2018 for almost a month and a bit over 1,000 miles. We put over 39,000 miles in close to 3 years on our 24Kwh Lizard replacement battery without losing a bar. So we "took a chance" on the 2018 without TMS.

Dislikes are pretty small. Wish the NAV displayed ETA. Wish the steering wheel telescoped. The center console gets in the way of my right knee. But since my wife drives it 90% of the time it's not a huge thing.

But we love the ride.... and wow do we love the range. She has a 52 mile commute. She would get home with 20 miles left on the GOM. Now she gets home with like 120.

Today she did her commute. We charged it for an hour, and then drove it 37 miles round trip toa restaurant and got home with about 118, Most of her driving is 45 MPH or less. About 10 miles each way is highway.

Tried the Lane assist a couple times. Wasn't crazy about it. Tried Lane Departure. It's ok. Like the Adaptive cruise control a lot. Like the E-Pedal.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Love and Hate about our new Leaf 2018

Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:25 am

Newporttom wrote:Had our 2018 for almost a month and a bit over 1,000 miles. We put over 39,000 miles in close to 3 years on our 24Kwh Lizard replacement battery without losing a bar. So we "took a chance" on the 2018 without TMS.

Dislikes are pretty small. Wish the NAV displayed ETA. Wish the steering wheel telescoped. The center console gets in the way of my right knee. But since my wife drives it 90% of the time it's not a huge thing.

But we love the ride.... and wow do we love the range. She has a 52 mile commute. She would get home with 20 miles left on the GOM. Now she gets home with like 120.

Today she did her commute. We charged it for an hour, and then drove it 37 miles round trip toa restaurant and got home with about 118, Most of her driving is 45 MPH or less. About 10 miles each way is highway.

Tried the Lane assist a couple times. Wasn't crazy about it. Tried Lane Departure. It's ok. Like the Adaptive cruise control a lot. Like the E-Pedal.


In your climate I would strongly suggest not charging to 100% for the daily commute. I am currently experimenting on degradation verses temps at lower SOC (good results) against degradation at high SOC and cooler temps (not so good results)
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 11,987 miles, 485 GIDs, 37.6 kwh 110.89 Ahr , SOH 96.00, Hx 115.22
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