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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:35 pm 
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Location: 100 Mile Club San Diego
Leaf Number: 00000
Post your experiences with joining the 100 miles Club and 200 km Club; that is, driving 100 miles or even better, 200 km (124.3 miles) or more, without a charge. This is not estimated, or thought you could, or maybe you got close.... your car actually powered the wheels for 100 miles or more without a charge. Metric folks, it's the 160.93 km club and/or 200km. New requirement; your trip must start and end at the same elevation, or end at a higher elevation.

Tony Williams
100 Mile Club Member Emeritus

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The GuessOmeter (dash readout of range) has nothing to do with this. Please don't even reference what that meter says. Only actual odometer reading. No CarWings data, either; even the latest firmware update has the mileage data 2.5% off

Here's how many people have reported going 100 miles that Nissan says the car can go, or even better, the 200 km that Nissan says the car is rated for in Japan:

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All time record holder, LEAFfan, drove his new 2013 LEAF for 188 miles on one charge on May 27, 2013 with economy of 8.8mile per kWh, relatively flat terrain, little wind, 75F to start in sunny Phoenix

LEAFfan's previous record from May 5, 2012 with a 2011 LEAF - (151 miles / 243 km), 8.5 miles/kWh center console (8.4 dash since it only goes to 8.0 on the readout) on ONE CHARGE. He could have done 170 miles if he had started with full capacity, instead of a calculated 17.976kWh (151 / 8.4 = 17.976).

2nd place: "TNleaf": Feb 7, 2012 - TNleaf with 135.4 miles (217.905 km). I forecast that he could have driven 146 miles, at 6.6 miles/kWh, for 22kWh usable battery.

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Lowest range contender, "nader": 0.8 miles per kWh over 6 miles; estimated range, 0.8 x 21 = 16.8 miles !!!

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200 Mile Club (321.87 kilometer) Club

1 - who will be first?

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300 kilometer (186.4 miles) Club

1 - LEAFfan (1 time) and current highest mileage record holder and 300km Club member!!

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150 Mile (241.4 km) Club

1 - LEAFfan (2 times) and current highest mileage record holder and 300km Club member!!

2- forummm (1 time)

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200 kilometer (124.3 miles) Club

1 - Edmonds.com (1 time)

2 - N1ghtrider (3 time...first forum participant)

3 - LEAFfan (1 time) and current highest mileage record holder and 300km Club member!!

4 - TNleaf (1 time)

5 - phillipcoggins (1 time)

6 - yogi62 1 time

7 - Richard Zink 1 time, first from Canada

8 - joewaters 1 time

9. GIBBER 1 time

10. Graffi 1 time

11. LouisCharles 1 time

12. Edy 1 time

13. mctom987 1 time

14. janno 1 time, first from Estonia

15. minispeed

16. forummm (1 time, plus 150 Mile Club)

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100 Mile Club (160.93 km)

1 - Nick Chambers (PluginCars.com) (1 time)****
2- Edmonds.com (1 time) **plus 200km Club
3- N1ghtrider (many times) **plus 200km Club
4- LEAFfan (1 time) **plus 200km Club and all time high mileage record holder in the 300km Club !!!
5- TNleaf (multiple times)
6- TonyWilliams (1 time, another time), MQO-BSR
7- DaveinOlyWA (multiple times, second one at 38F-43F, one more time
8- 91040 (2 times)
9- ahagge (once)
10-SurfingSlovak (once)
11-ENIAC (1 time)
12-spike09 (1 time)
13-Nubo (1 time)
14-Bzzzzz (1 time)
15-Foobert (1 time, another time)
16-batzman (1 time)
17-EdmondLeaf (1 time, first from 80% charge)
18-copdoc (1 time)
19-davetex99 (1 time)
20-bryan38401 (1 time)
21-Mr.IanB (1 time)
22-TomT (1 time)
23-Reddy (1 time)
24-tcherniaev (1 time)
25-mkjayakumar (1 time)
26-dgpcolorado (1 time)
27-hill (1 time)
28-JimLovewell (1 time)
29-jstack6 (2 times)
30-Edatoakrun (1 time, another time)
31-OrientExpress (1 time)
32-58phil (1 time)
33-bamamarc77 (1 time)
34-RegGuheert (1 time)
35-ebill3 (1 time)
36-JeremyW (1 time)
37-ShawnInStL (1 time)
38-KeithM (1 time)
39-neal77 (1 time)
40-NullPointer (1 time)
41-Nekota (1 time)
42-Leafetarian (1 time)
43-spike09 (2 time)
44-pchilds (1 time)
45-VentusEU (1 time, first 2013 LEAF)
46-Publius (1 time)
47-rootnaturally (1 time)
48-KickinLeaf (1 time)
49-WetEV (1 time)
50-oceanspray (1 time)
51-dudley (1 time)
52-phillipcoggins (1 time** also 200km Club!!!)
53-yogi62 (1 time** also 200km Club!!!)
54-FairwoodRed (1 time)
55-Philip Carlson (1 time, first Australian entry)
56-supra410 (1 time)
57-ksnogas2112 (1 time)
58-Busybj (1 time)
59-BiosDude (1 time)
60-Steve Richardson (1 time, first from Canada)
61-Sean Hart (1 time)
62-Jbbrown9 (1 time)
63-Folbie (1 time)
64-Richard Zinck 1 time
65- CmdrThor (1 time)
66- joewaters (1 time) his first post to the forum!!! Now, 200km Club #8
67- martyv (1 time)
68- KinAir4U (1 time)
69- michapok (1 time)
70- wsbsteven (1 time)
71- wantonsoup (1 time)
72- NX2001 (1 time)
73- GIBBER 1 time
74- johnrhansen (1 time)
75- biggsy (1 time)
76- fud245 (1 time), first from Barbados
77- Graffi 1 time, number 10 in the 200km Club
78- LouisCharles 1 time, number 11 in the 200km Club
79- jShale3 (2 times)
80- Edy (1 time, first from Mexico)
81- Berlino (1 time)
82- Robert Bourcier (1 time)
83- devadattas (1 time)
84- DougWantsALeaf (1 time)
85- muus (1 time)
86- mctom987 (1 time)
87- Staque (1 time)
88- biilg (1 time)
89- janno 1 time, first from Estonia
90- Kuala 1 time
91- GerryAZ 1 time
92- minispeed 200km Club
93- tifighter 1 time
94- markbb99 (1 time)
95- twbaker (1 time)
96- forummm (1 time)
97- garygTx (1 time) first 2015 LEAF?
98- forummm (several times, 200km and 150 Mile Clubs)
99- mbender (1 time)
100- mikesus - 1 time, last 100 Mile Club member
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To change from miles to kilometers on the navigation, use:

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For me, I drove from Long Beach to San Diego, and covered EXACTLY 100 miles. 100% charge to Turtle mode.

viewtopic.php?p=151646#p151646


****This run by Nick was done in Oct 2010, months before the first LEAF delivery. Because he drove 116 miles at 5.1 miles/kWh, that means there was 22.7kWh in the battery to use.

What was the ambient air temperature during this run ? We don't know, but considering when and where it was done, I don't think it was over 100F/40C. Because it was driven by a pre-production car, I suspect that the cell voltages were at 4.2v per cell, and not the 4.1v of the production car.

There are references in some of the documents to a 403v battery (96 cell pairs * 4.2v), but the current production car has about 21kWh available at 70F/20C temperature, and has 393.5v with 4.1v per cell. That capacity decreases about 1% per 4F/2C temperature decrease below 70F/20C.

Nick's calculated battery capacity of 22.7kWh (8% above 21kWh) is significantly above that standard, and could be explained either by higher cell voltage, or extreme battery temperature of over 100F/40C.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 Mile Club
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:51 pm 
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Tony, can you describe the trip in more detail? Did you have to pull out every hyper miler trick in the book to accomplish this milestone? Was the trip taken at 2AM with the roads to yourself? I'm hoping it was a more mainstream trek, but I look forward to your account!

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 Post subject: Re: 100 Mile Club
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:53 pm 
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I'll have to wait till summer. My best was 88 miles on 80% charge.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 Mile Club
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:59 pm 
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Location: 100 Mile Club San Diego
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AmpUpCO wrote:
Tony, can you describe the trip in more detail? Did you have to pull out every hyper miler trick in the book to accomplish this milestone? Was the trip taken at 2AM with the roads to yourself? I'm hoping it was a more mainstream trek, but I look forward to your account!


It was from about 11:40pm until about 2:35am. Yes, I did have to dig for a trick or two!

Here's the link:

viewtopic.php?p=151646#p151646

My thinking starting this thread is that there is NOTHING mainstream about actually driving 100 miles (that Nissan tosses around like sand on the beach). Heck, I'd like to see how many have actually done it of the many thousands of LEAFs in the USA now.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 Mile Club
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:00 pm 
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Sunland, CA to Santa Ana, CA and back- 103 miles. 5.7 miles below Very Low Battery warning.
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5556&p=131582#p131582

Sunland to Santa Ana to La Canada- 103 Miles. Turtled and dead.
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=5582&p=134877#p134877


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Mile Club
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:01 pm 
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I'd love to be the first member of this club in Colorado! My 2012 Leaf is due in next month... :D

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:02 pm 
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5.7 miles below Very Low Battery warning.


I just cruised in tonight with 6.7 miles past VLB !!! Maybe that should be a club, too !!!

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 Post subject: Re: 100 Mile Club
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:27 pm 
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It will be a big disappointment if this turns out to be a short thread - but not unexpected.

Nissan initially marketed the LEAF as a nominal "100 mile range" car. Even made claims of 135 miles+ under "ideal" conditions.

It's sad to see so few able to actually get to, and beyond, the 100 mile barrier.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:52 pm 
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Thank you for the link to your trip, Tony, but honestly I was hoping for an easier run of it...

I am taking away some great lessons on the importance of good planning and the need to truly understand the limits of this vehicle to enjoy it fully.

In preparation of my Leaf's arrival, I have been tracking my daily mileage for months now, and I've only twice accumulated more than 70 miles in a day, and I knew well in advance of those trips. So, I would have opted for my wife's ICE on those occasions.

I hope that my reasoning is sound, but I'm fairly confident that my minimum RT commute of 40 miles (city/hwy mix) or 60 mile (hwy) are well within the Leaf's range no matter what time of year or road conditions I may encounter... (Please stop me now if my assumptions are wrong :? )

I'm certain it will not take me very long to reach a comfort level with this vehicle.

I look forward to sharing my adventures in the future!

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 Post subject: Re: 100 Mile Club
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:50 pm 
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If you stay off the hwy, can you routinely reach 100 miles?

Did everyone just gasp?, in many cities you dont have to use the hwy if you dont want to.


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