So, the wind and elevation are different on a track?
if you are able to find an acceptable roundtrip, fine. for me; that is nearly impossible and that is due to changing weather conditions and freeways that are not "equal but opposite" slopes are different, exposure to wind is different, etc. the terrain around here simply does not allow it here.
a track simply minimizes the differences by allowing seeing similar or "less different" conditions on every lap in a much smaller time frame.
the other reason I am not a believer of these tests is that I dont have the luxury of jumping on the freeway, hitting my set speed and beebopping down the road. CA has the most extensive freeway network in the World. you have a lot of options for nearly every destination, I do not. So range tests mean nothing to me when I cannot correlate them to my personal situation.
as far as the argument that a range test still gives you a baseline to compare with, that is nonsensical. Compare to what? LEAF verses LEAF? ahhh, no does not even do that. It only tells me what the LEAF can do in a single scenario; a set speed freeway trip. One I would rarely if ever see.
You concluded that there is no difference in range between MY and your methodology is sound. I concluded that my 2013 has more range than my 2011 does but my methodology ONLY uses the thing that matters to me and that is how well my LEAF gets me to where I need to be.
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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