drees wrote:Wow, 130 miles on a charge - that's awesome! How long did you charge while in Santa Ysabel?
I didn't charge at all. Just plugged it in for the photo op, then kept driving. I had driven 28 miles in the morning prior to driving the 40 miles to Julian (and 4000 feet up).
Too bad it doesn't have CHAdeMO charging - you could easily drive across the state in this thing.
Yes, you could. I think this car is so awesome, that I wouldn't mind spending a sizeable amount of money to research adding a Chademo port. Moving the L2 to the nose is a given; I really dislike backing in places (can you imagine angled street parking, trying to back in for the cord to reach?).
How far do you think you could have driven your LEAF under the same conditions? What did the car report as the mi/kWh for the charge?
I had reset the economy meter at the top where it had 2.5 miles/kWh for the 68 miles driven that morning (just the 40 miles up the hill would be slightly below 2.5) and the return was like 8 something. Iit doesn't roll quite as good as LEAF, but very close.
, when new and same conditions would do mid 90 miles of range on this 84 mile round trip (about 4.5 miles/kWh
). My red LEAF had degraded enough that I couldn't do this trip anymore. The black LEAF is close to not being practical (different than possible). I would drive any LEAF much more cautiously, since I'm cutting it close, while I drove the Rav4 like any other car, and really didn't think about range. It was a true pleasure.
did 130 miles / 36 kWh (total guess) = 3.6 miles per kWh
for the whole trip, including 4000 foot elevation change.. But, I started at home (580 feet) and ended at the dealer at sea level.