GrantD
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Joined: Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:58 pm
Delivery Date: 06 Jul 2015
Leaf Number: 409299
Location: Bellingham, WA

What is your Average miles per kwh?

Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:01 pm

We seem to get a steady 4.3 - 4.4. And we live at the top of a very steep hill. Always takes about 3-4% to drive up it.

Our 2013 Leaf has about 19.2 kwh on it which gives us a range of about 80 miles. We really rushed into our purchase but I have to say we are really enjoying it and having driven it for less than 2 months now we can really see EV's becoming mainstream as time goes on. It will take 20 years but the only issue is range, and that is going to steadily increase as the battery technology progresses.

In our first month we calculated we saved $160 on gas and our car payment is only $210. Not a bad cost of ownership.

epirali
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Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:15 am
Delivery Date: 08 Oct 2013
Leaf Number: 418541
Location: Maryland

Re: What is your Average miles per kwh?

Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:38 am

GrantD wrote:We seem to get a steady 4.3 - 4.4. And we live at the top of a very steep hill. Always takes about 3-4% to drive up it.

Our 2013 Leaf has about 19.2 kwh on it which gives us a range of about 80 miles. We really rushed into our purchase but I have to say we are really enjoying it and having driven it for less than 2 months now we can really see EV's becoming mainstream as time goes on. It will take 20 years but the only issue is range, and that is going to steadily increase as the battery technology progresses.

In our first month we calculated we saved $160 on gas and our car payment is only $210. Not a bad cost of ownership.


Many congrats, hope you keep enjoying your car! Depending on outside temperature and speed I was getting anywhere from 3.2 (winter) to 4.9 (summer) in mixed freeway and slower traffic.

DesertDenizen
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Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:23 am
Delivery Date: 11 Sep 2014
Leaf Number: 314507
Location: Tucson

Re: What is your Average miles per kwh?

Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:03 am

My long term average is 5.2.
[color=#0040BF]Fully charged by photo voltaic system.
Nov 9 2014 got my 2015 lease, SL. My third Leaf. Tucson AZ. 5,500 miles, 5.2 long term m/kwh. Let us see if the 'lizard' battery does better than my 2011, which lost a capacity bar at 6,771 miles.

mjblazin
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Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:52 pm
Delivery Date: 11 Mar 2015
Leaf Number: 405999
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: What is your Average miles per kwh?

Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:18 am

I found it really depends on climate control and type of driving. Before TX heat hit and driving almost never on freeways, I was near 4.5 after very closely adhering to basics for improvement. Now I am near 3.8 with AC on all the time. If you make long commutes at 55, it will be 10 per cent or more higher. One afternoon trip up the Tollway to northern suburbs for a dental trip and return at near 60 lifted my month 10 per cent. Consequently you can only compare yourself against cars that go the same places you do. Somebody that commutes 60 miles a day with little city driving on the Tollway could blow through 5.
2013 SL Blue Ocean
Bought used, March 2015 12,764 miles
11/12 bars. 235 gids 18.2 kWh
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Flashman
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Delivery Date: 30 Sep 2013
Location: Central Florida

Re: What is your Average miles per kwh?

Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:30 am

3.6 over two years without resetting.
I never use ECO, only use 'B' in town and 'D' on the highway.
Floor it everywhere! fun car to drive!
I have observed an average 10-12 Gid loss over the same two years which seems pretty good to me so far.
The Summers seem to generate the most loss of capacity in my measurements.
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Self installed BOSCH Power Max Level 2 Charging Station.

NeilBlanchard
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Delivery Date: 14 Oct 2014
Leaf Number: 306278

Re: What is your Average miles per kwh?

Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:39 am

Over the last month or so, I am averaging 5.9 miles/kWh. I free wheel coast whenever I can, and I have the stock Ecopia tires at 45PSI.

DesertDenizen
Posts: 399
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:23 am
Delivery Date: 11 Sep 2014
Leaf Number: 314507
Location: Tucson

Re: What is your Average miles per kwh?

Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:16 am

5.9? And I thought I was good at 5.2. I need to up my psi for my tires.
[color=#0040BF]Fully charged by photo voltaic system.
Nov 9 2014 got my 2015 lease, SL. My third Leaf. Tucson AZ. 5,500 miles, 5.2 long term m/kwh. Let us see if the 'lizard' battery does better than my 2011, which lost a capacity bar at 6,771 miles.

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Nubo
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Delivery Date: 31 Oct 2014
Location: Vallejo, CA

Re: What is your Average miles per kwh?

Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:03 pm

When I turned in our 2012, its lifetime average was 3.7. Most of my driving is freeways and I don't worry about hyper-miling unless I'm trying to stretch the range, which is not that often.

I use eco mode almost exclusively, not because of economy but because I prefer the linear throttle-mapping. I ran the tires at 44psi not so much for economy but because I found the Ecopias required it for acceptable tire wear and handling.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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dgpcolorado
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Delivery Date: 15 Dec 2011
Location: The Western Slope, Colorado

Re: What is your Average miles per kwh?

Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:10 pm

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All of my driving involves steep hills and significant elevation changes.
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DNAinaGoodWay
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Leaf Number: 23156
Location: Central Massachusetts

Re: What is your Average miles per kwh?

Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:58 am

After 3 years I average 4 consistently. I drive it like any other car I've ever owned.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

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