DougWantsALeaf
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Sun May 12, 2013 5:56 pm

Leaf in the Park, your results sound great.

We may be purchasing this week. My stretch goal for the car is to reach my folks, which are nearly exactly 80 miles. 25% freeway (more if you want a longer route).

There are 2 charging stations available (Lake Forest Oasis, and Kenosha), hopefully won't need them.
2019 S Plus (97.98% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.84% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019 with 11 bars
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Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV+: 242 Highway miles @ 4.5 miles/kWh

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TonyWilliams
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Sun May 12, 2013 7:48 pm

LeafinThePark wrote: For the week I averaged 4.7 m/kWh
4.7m/kWh * 21kWh usable for a new warm battery = 98.7 miles calculated range

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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Sun May 12, 2013 7:50 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:Leaf in the Park, your results sound great.

We may be purchasing this week. My stretch goal for the car is to reach my folks, which are nearly exactly 80 miles. 25% freeway (more if you want a longer route).

There are 2 charging stations available (Lake Forest Oasis, and Kenosha), hopefully won't need them.
Just know that what you can do in warm weather will be significantly less in cold weather (even with the heater off).

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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Sun May 12, 2013 7:59 pm

freshleaf wrote:This Car has 100% torque and thats what put the power, When I test drove I was amazed the power it has, The Sales Guy keep telling me to Floor the Pedal and see the response and I did few times and it was very quick, this seals the Deal for me, Their are always moments on the HWY driving when you like to pass someone quickly, so if you know you have that power you wont hold it back. but otherwise just Cruise normally at 50-60 on HWY. Streets may be 25-45 Stop & Go..
Be prepared for a significant loss of that pep above 40-45mph. Making all the torque at zero RPM means the torque falls off at some speed.

freshleaf
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Sun May 12, 2013 8:26 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:
freshleaf wrote:This Car has 100% torque and thats what put the power, When I test drove I was amazed the power it has, The Sales Guy keep telling me to Floor the Pedal and see the response and I did few times and it was very quick, this seals the Deal for me, Their are always moments on the HWY driving when you like to pass someone quickly, so if you know you have that power you wont hold it back. but otherwise just Cruise normally at 50-60 on HWY. Streets may be 25-45 Stop & Go..
Be prepared for a significant loss of that pep above 40-45mph. Making all the torque at zero RPM means the torque falls off at some speed.
Good to know that, I was driving City street so never went above 45mph. But it was zipping pretty good under 45 speed.
I will know soon how it behave on a HWY..
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Busybj
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Wed May 15, 2013 8:13 pm

Last summer I drove from Oceanside to Simi Valley 114 miles on a single full charge. I drove at 50 miles an hour in the slow lane. I was lucky for about 60 miles of it I was able to follow the truck that was going same speed. The entire route has a gradual climb to it and it was a bit of a headwind maybe 10 to15 miles an hour. I also had to climb one mountain pass about 1000 foot rise in elevation. A/C was on and set at 78 degrees and it was 85 outside. I used a slow trickle charge and charged it up 100%.

Burferd
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:37 am

Just three weeks into my ownership of a 2013 Leaf SV. About ten days ago over a two day span I traveled 106 miles with an estimated 9 miles of road life left from a 100% charge. Based in Evanston IL it was attained with a mix of Chicago and suburban driving with very little expressway use. Barely touched the climate control and mostly flat roads. With 33 miles of range left I pushed it by taking two passengers (over 400 lbs. total) on trip to the subway station that included a short expressway trip and saw a 10 mile drop in range after just a few miles at 60 MPH. Left the freeway a bit early to get to our destination by secondary roads. By the time I returned to my base driving along a slow road with few light or stop signs (and with one passenger dropped off) all the lost miles had returned to the range and I still had 9 remaining.

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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:43 am

freshleaf wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:
freshleaf wrote:This Car has 100% torque and thats what put the power, When I test drove I was amazed the power it has, The Sales Guy keep telling me to Floor the Pedal and see the response and I did few times and it was very quick, this seals the Deal for me, Their are always moments on the HWY driving when you like to pass someone quickly, so if you know you have that power you wont hold it back. but otherwise just Cruise normally at 50-60 on HWY. Streets may be 25-45 Stop & Go..
Be prepared for a significant loss of that pep above 40-45mph. Making all the torque at zero RPM means the torque falls off at some speed.
Good to know that, I was driving City street so never went above 45mph. But it was zipping pretty good under 45 speed.
I will know soon how it behave on a HWY..

The passing power of a LEAF above 50 is pretty poor so plan on very long passing times.

LEAFSpecialist
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:54 am

83 miles consistently!

Weather changes, driving speed 80% 60-70mph, 20% 20-30mph. This is my commute to work-home-work or home-work-home. Either way I end up with ~10% still left on the charge and I only have to plug in every other day.

Granted there are days I plug it at work if I have errends to run at the end of the day but if I am strictly talking to a from work it works every time.

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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:20 am

Over Memorial Day weekend I twice beat the 73 miles with my 18 month old, 16K miles SL (2012).
Rolling hills, generally 45-55mph (there is a place where the limit is 70mph, but I went 65 there). Temps between 59 and 81.

On the way, had about 4.9 m/kwh on the dash. Coming back, had 5.2 m/kwh. I actually drove 72 miles each way. However, in both cases I still had 2 battery bars showing and could easily have surpassed the 73 miles. Could have gotten at least another 8-10.

The car has never been QC'd (we don't have those here in NC), has never hit VLB or turtle, and has only hit Low Battery once. I don't think I've ever seen the battery temp above 6 bars (but it may possibly have hit 7 bars once last summer). I have only what came with it in terms of SOC detection, but I think it is losing some capacity (but not a bar yet), just based on how far I go with how many battery bars.

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