jason98 wrote:So, how do I actually measure the REAL range?
There is no such thing as REAL range. YMMV - and vary a lot.
For a given trip - Leaf shows the trip miles/kwh. You multiply that by 24 kwh - you get an estimate of range - if you drive the same way on average. But remember that the last 4 kwh of that is with battery low warning ...
I get say 3.8 m/kwh in my trip to work and back. This is without using climate one way. I go down a 900 ft hill (apart from smaller hills) and come back the same way. If I were to continue driving in the same route the same way without recharging - and the temperature remains the same - I can expect 3.8*24 = 91 miles of range - but when I hit about 76 miles, I can expect battery low.
The range display just tells you the estimate range if you drive the same way you have been driving in the past X minutes/hourse and the weather and terrain etc didn't change. Leaf can't predict your future drive - it just projects using your past records.