EatsShootsandLeafs
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Re: Phoenix Range Test Sept 15: Pay $100 for new LEAF now!!!

I doubt anybody thought it would go perfectly--there wasn't much time to plan--but definitely interested to hear some results!
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Re: Phoenix Range Test Sept 15: Pay $100 for new LEAF now!!!

EatsShootsandLeafs wrote:I doubt anybody thought it would go perfectly--there wasn't much time to plan--but definitely interested to hear some results!
it sounded like a great adventure and opportunity to really share some notes. i wish i could have been involved.
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Re: Phoenix Range Test Sept 15: Pay $100 for new LEAF now!!!

Not gonna probe for results until tony has done his thing, but how many cars were involved?
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Re: Phoenix Range Test Sept 15: Pay $100 for new LEAF now!!!

palmermd wrote:I'm very sorry to hear you guys had so much trouble. I hoped with all the planning it would go quite smooth. Hindsight being 20/20, I should have spoken up and pressed for my original suggestion that you turn around at the next exit after you pass 50% instead of picking the turn around exit based on the starting Gid count. Hopefully not all the cars went too far past and not all had trouble on the dollies. Looking forward to your results post. I'm sure it will be enlightening for all of us.
Well, I think the "troubles" were manageable. I did the first run at 3:10am-4:28am. I turned around at 48.4% Gid.

I came within 2 miles of my predicted range, however I missed a turn (10 to 202 eastbound) and ended up on 10-60-101. I haven't measured yet how that changed the route mileage, but one exit was closed (10 at Cotton) so I turn around 4 miles early (again, 48%... but that's of 281 Gid... the BC2BC LEAF, all of 3.5 months old, could only get 250 Gid today).

So, I overshot the target recovery point by about 5 miles.

My car got the same nerfs on the bottom of the "chin" that about 3 other LEAFs got. However, one got a good gouge. That really sucked. We used the Nissan (or AAA, not sure which) one time, and eleven others were towed with our four truck/dollies.

I stayed up all night, as did several of us, setting up the cars. A lot to do.

I'm on the way home, just stopping for food and gasoline <<< yuk!!! $200 in gas so far.

We started the morning driver meeting just a few minutes late, and the first morning car was launched at 6:10am. We launched cars to arrive with 15 minute increments, and the last car hit turtle sometime after 9am. Beautiful weather!!!

We spent the next few hours picking up all the cars, cleaning up, and lunch at just before noon. I started the return drive about an hour later. Should be home at 10pm, for my first sleeping since yesterday!
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Re: Phoenix Range Test Sept 15: Pay $100 for new LEAF now!!!

Anxiously waiting to hear the detailed analysis. Thanks to everyone who participated.
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Re: Phoenix Range Test Sept 15: Pay $100 for new LEAF now!!!

Why don't those of us who are following what Tony et all were doing for all of us, chip in some money to help offset some of the costs. I would gladly donate $20. Any thoughts?
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Re: Phoenix Range Test Sept 15: Pay $100 for new LEAF now!!!

downeykp wrote:Why don't those of us who are following what Tony et all were doing for all of us, chip in some money to help offset some of the costs. I would gladly donate $20. Any thoughts?
I think it is a splendid idea. I was thinking the same thing (that Tony should be reimbursed for his expenses), but wasn't sure how to go about it. If anyone has any suggestions for implementing the plan, let's hear them.
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Re: Phoenix Range Test Sept 15: Pay $100 for new LEAF now!!!

opossum wrote:We used the quick charger for most of the cars to get them to 100-ish, then L2 to finish them off. We have 11 cars fully charged right now...
Is there some chance that a car charged completely on L2 could get a higher GID reading then one done on QC to ~90+%, then taking L2 on top of that?

Just had to ask since I keep reading the reports of low max GID readings even on relatively new LEAFs.
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Re: Phoenix Range Test Sept 15: Pay $100 for new LEAF now!!!

leafkabob wrote:
downeykp wrote:Why don't those of us who are following what Tony et all were doing for all of us, chip in some money to help offset some of the costs. I would gladly donate $20. Any thoughts?
I think it is a splendid idea. I was thinking the same thing (that Tony should be reimbursed for his expenses), but wasn't sure how to go about it. If anyone has any suggestions for implementing the plan, let's hear them.
If Tony has a PayPal account, you can send money directly to his account. You just need to know the email address he uses for his PayPal account. Of course you have to have a PayPal account too (not absolutely sure about needing an Acct to send the money) but if both have accounts, I know it works because I've done it before.
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Re: Phoenix Range Test Sept 15: Pay $100 for new LEAF now!!!

Thanks to TonyWilliams and the rest of the crew for letting me join the test at the last minute. Good thing my range has been limited so much that I had to stop by PADT last night for a charge before I went to dinner!! If there is anything else I can do to help out just let me know. Check out my website at http://wiltingleaf.com to learn more about my experience with my Nissan Leaf. Hope you made it hope safely Tony.

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