DougWantsALeaf wrote:Orient express, have you found the same? Is the leaf doing better in terms of miles per kWh than your Kona?
In my long distance testing over about the same routes, the Kona, Niro and the LEAF Plus they were all in about the same general ballpark with a range from about 3.8 m/kWh to 5.0 m/kWh. The LEAF Plus did return the highest economy at 5.0 with the Kona in the middle of 4.0 and the Niro at 3.8, but my challenge was that the Kona and Niro encouraged lead-footing more than the LEAF. They have a sport mode, while the LEAF was more refined for steady state cruising. All three have 0-60 at about 6.5 sec, and how you finesse them will determine the economy.
Both the Niro and Kona have three levels of adjustable regeneration that you can adjust with paddle shifters, set the default amount for each of the drive modes, or set it with an automatic variable mode. I set the default for all three modes at the highest regeneration, but that would sometimes get the adaptive cruise control confused and would make deceleration jerky. I'm so used to e-pedal that I was trying to replicate it with the Niro and Kona, and got an approximation, but never as good as the Nissan system.