TaylorSFGuy
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Leaf Number: 1561
Location: Kent, Washington

One Year of ownership - 37,750 miles

Sat May 12, 2012 1:49 pm

I wanted to pass along to all that a LEAF can be used as a relatively high mileage commuter.

Today is the last day of year one. I have driven over 37,750 miles and that is with 48 days during the year with no driving. My expected mileage was 40,000 so I'm not that far off.

Today I took the car in for the battery test - 5's all the way around.

This recent article may answer some of the whys and hows. http://www.greencarreports.com/news/107 ... no-problem

The LEAF isn't perfect but it is doing what I wanted. Thanks to all in this forum that have helped each other with our "experiment".
Mileage as of May 19, 2016 is 150,000 - 147 GID at 100%

Ordered Jan. 21, 2011 Delivered May 13, 2011

Number of months with highest mileage on Carwings - 23

First LEAF to 100,000 Miles in USA if not worldwide
First non commercial LEAF to 150,000 Miles

Herm
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Delivery Date: 29 Aug 2012
Location: Timbuktu, Mali

Re: One Year of ownership - 37,750 miles

Sat May 12, 2012 2:14 pm

Congratulations on the anniversary Steve, I see at the article you linked that as of 36k miles you still had all 12 battery capacity tick marks.. is this still the case?

TaylorSFGuy
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Leaf Number: 1561
Location: Kent, Washington

Re: One Year of ownership - 37,750 miles

Sat May 12, 2012 2:16 pm

Herm wrote:Congratulations on the anniversary Steve, I see at the article you linked that as of 36k miles you still had all 12 battery capacity tick marks.. is this still the case?
Yes, 12 bars. First one drops out at 5.4 miles which is relatively unchanged since the beginning. There was a bit of movement in the winter.
Mileage as of May 19, 2016 is 150,000 - 147 GID at 100%

Ordered Jan. 21, 2011 Delivered May 13, 2011

Number of months with highest mileage on Carwings - 23

First LEAF to 100,000 Miles in USA if not worldwide
First non commercial LEAF to 150,000 Miles

DaveinOlyWA
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Delivery Date: 16 Nov 2019
Leaf Number: 319862
Location: Olympia, WA
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Re: One Year of ownership - 37,750 miles

Sat May 12, 2012 7:41 pm

Congrats Steve! You Ares saving almost enough in gas costs to pay for your Leaf.

As far as the first bars mine also disappear between 4-6 miles
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 19,653 mi, 93.47% SOH
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IBELEAF
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Delivery Date: 06 Apr 2011
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: One Year of ownership - 37,750 miles

Sat May 12, 2012 8:27 pm

Congrats on the milestone! And another one for having such a long commute that you would tolerate for 12+ years. Personally, I can't stand my 20 mile round trip that takes 30-40 minutes with traffic.
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mark13
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Re: One Year of ownership - 37,750 miles

Sat May 12, 2012 10:17 pm

Taylor do you do 80% or 100% charges..

cwerdna
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Re: One Year of ownership - 37,750 miles

Sun May 13, 2012 1:14 am

Wow! Thanks for sharing!
mark13 wrote:Taylor do you do 80% or 100% charges..
I'd think that he must do 100% charges, given the distance.

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UkrainianKozak
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Leaf Number: 001065
Location: Redmond, WA

Re: One Year of ownership - 37,750 miles

Sun May 13, 2012 1:59 am

That's amazing!
Keep it up!
Hats down ;)

I hope I'll be where you are (mileage wise) in couple of years, and if battery will be as good as yours, I'll be extremely happy!
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adric22
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Leaf Number: 000768
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Re: One Year of ownership - 37,750 miles

Sun May 13, 2012 8:21 am

TaylorSFGuy wrote: Yes, 12 bars. First one drops out at 5.4 miles which is relatively unchanged since the beginning. There was a bit of movement in the winter.
Are you sure you are talking about the same thing? It sounds like your talking about the state-of-charge gauge. But Herm was asking about the capacity gauge (the tiny little white ticks to the right of the state-of-charge) Those should not change in the way you describe. Once you lose one, it is gone forever.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Location: Olympia, WA
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Re: One Year of ownership - 37,750 miles

Sun May 13, 2012 8:46 am

adric22 wrote:
TaylorSFGuy wrote: Yes, 12 bars. First one drops out at 5.4 miles which is relatively unchanged since the beginning. There was a bit of movement in the winter.
Are you sure you are talking about the same thing? It sounds like your talking about the state-of-charge gauge. But Herm was asking about the capacity gauge (the tiny little white ticks to the right of the state-of-charge) Those should not change in the way you describe. Once you lose one, it is gone forever.
this is actually a confusing subject

the "capacity" bars are to the far right and when one goes it does not come back

the "charge" bars are the ones that disappear at regular rates but come back when the car is plugged in
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 19,653 mi, 93.47% SOH
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