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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:18 am
by Ready2plugin
Normally I get home from my 58 mile commute with 30 miles left on the indicator (ECO). Yesterday I drove an extra 3 miles and I got home with 37 left...it was the warmest morning so far since I started the drive with the LEAF. Not sure if was the weather, or that I have enough cycles on the car now that my battery efficiency is starting to be maximized...but I I like it! Still not quite ready for the 80% club, but if they ever come up with a 90% setting....I'd be all over it.

Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:24 am
by LEAFer
Ready2plugin wrote:Still not quite ready for the 80% club, but if they ever come up with a 90% setting....I'd be all over it.
+1 :idea:

Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:30 am
by EdmondLeaf
but this time reported as "problem reported on MyNissanLeaf forum" and title is very catchy
LEFT FOR DEAD
http://jalopnik.com/#!5780215

So frightening I am running to my cave as fast as I can, no more technology to me

Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:39 am
by IBELEAF
yea, I got ping by several friends yesterday with this article.

Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:59 am
by krwalsh
Very first day, 100% SOC, 88 mile range on the gauge when I picked it up at the dealer. ~55F, raining. We drove 78.5 miles, something like 70-75 of it on highway, in the rain at 65mph. We arrived home in turtle mode, stopped 3 feet short of parking in the driveway. Some of it was with the climate control on (defroster, mostly).

Normal day for 100% SOC is a stated range of 100 +/-2 miles. I drive a round trip commute on highways of about 42 miles. I arrive home with 55 miles showing on the meter, so it is -3 miles from actual. I think the last few miles on surface streets tend to increase the estimate of mileage for the next day, since it is clearly time-averaging the estimate to most recent driving.

Based on my normal commute I switched to 80% charge today, so next week I can give some estimate of performance using that. It did make me think I should edit my Nissan Leaf shirt that says "I Wake up Fully Charged" to "I Wake up 80% Charged"

I would say the stated range of 100 miles is accurate, assuming you are not on highways at 65 the whole time. The EPA range of 73 highway is also very close to correct, assuming you are on the highway, using the climate control.

Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:09 pm
by mwalsh
krwalsh wrote:Very first day, 100% SOC, 88 mile range on the gauge when I picked it up at the dealer. ~55F, raining. We drove 78.5 miles, something like 70-75 of it on highway, in the rain at 65mph. We arrived home in turtle mode, stopped 3 feet short of parking in the driveway. Some of it was with the climate control on (defroster, mostly).
Sounds about right, based on my own expectations, and I think you would have gotten very close to your 88 miles without any cc. How far were you able to drive in turtle? And how did you get enough charge to get back into the driveway - trickle on an extension cord or did you push it to where you could get your L2 plugged in?

Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:46 pm
by GeekEV
I've been doing pretty good lately too. The key seems to be using Eco mode and staying in the 60-65 mph range with climate control off, if you can.

Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:15 pm
by gascant
GeekEV wrote:I've been doing pretty good lately too. The key seems to be using Eco mode and staying in the 60-65 mph range with climate control off, if you can.
hmmm, I'm thinking the strategy of leaving for the office a little later (when I-880 is a little slower) might be very workable. 63 miles RT and sounds like it will be a breeze at 55 MPH. I've gotten up to 66 MPG one way in the Prius under similar conditions (but that was only once).

Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:24 pm
by TomT
Today I was stuck in slow traffic for almost my entire travels due to the luck of the draw as to when I had to travel. I averaged 7.5 miles per kilowatt today for a total of 54 miles, my best ever. My overall average (550 miles) has been about 4 .0 Mls/Kw, which includes stretches of freeway at 65 to 70. I've been figuring on 80 miles with 100% charging and that has been a good (and safe) planning number for me. That includes using CC about half the time...

Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:45 am
by GeekEV
gascant wrote: hmmm, I'm thinking the strategy of leaving for the office a little later (when I-880 is a little slower) might be very workable. 63 miles RT and sounds like it will be a breeze at 55 MPH. I've gotten up to 66 MPG one way in the Prius under similar conditions (but that was only once).
That should be no problem at all. Even with climate control. Speed and acceleration seems to be the primary range killer, unsurprisingly. Eco mode does a wonderful (if somewhat boring) job of discouraging both. As previously observed and reported elsewhere, the heater also has more impact than the AC.