Stoaty wrote:After re-reading this thread, I am going to change my stance a bit:
1) It appears that you Gid count was low from the start, though oddly has risen with time. I would say that your car has a 9.3% loss (255/281) over 9 months, which I would consider high. Mine is at 269 Gids (4.3% loss) after a full charge after 9 months of use (but I have fewer miles). From what I have seen on the forum so far, I would say my Gid count is at the lower end of "normal" for the Leaf.
2) I don't think you can use the miles remaining on the GOM to conclude anything, especially since the demo Leaf may have the updated GOM estimates.
3) As I found out when testing my Leaf, you have to drive the Leaf through a very large part of its range in order to get true capacity. In that regard, how many miles is your commute, what is the miles/kWh for your commute (on the dash), and what is your typical starting and ending Gid count? My guess is that you will still be an outlier, but I doubt this will show a 20% loss.
wrt#2: My Leaf got the latest update prior to the test so it is apples to apples. None-the-less, I agree the GOM isn't the best means to determine capacity. I was frankly surprised that this was the only tool in the dealer arsenal to determine capacity. Why they don't have kWh meters on their chargers or read the available charge (gids) is mind-boggling. The "
conscious" Leaf owner with gary's SOC meter, it seems, has] more information than the technicians at the dealer.