wcanl wrote:She probably went in with the belief that Leafs can go 100 miles on a charge. She stated the maps showed the trip would be 75 miles, but she drove 82 miles including a wrong turn that cost 2 miles.
Seems like it. But she also failed to mention what the DTE indicator read at various points along the way.
wcanl wrote:As for the 65 MPH ordeal, what if all traffic is doing no less than 65 MPH? That can be common. And if you think Prius drivers were getting slammed for going slow in the commute lane, well, you get the picture.
Nice strawman. But as for the actual drive in question - it's clear she made no effort to drive conservatively as she was firmly parked in the #1 lane on the segments which had her on the highway.
wcanl wrote:Leaf is a start, but Prius PHV will likely outsell this thing in 2 years.
In 2 years we'll likely have all these early adopter issues worked out, but there will still be a lot of work to do - but you're most likely right.
wcanl wrote:Even if she did get to a charging station, what would that really get her? On level II, don't you only get about 1 mile of range per 5 minutes charge?
As others said - she only needed 5 minutes of L2 charging to get her home.
palmermd wrote:This could be a problem for anybody who thinks the car can go 100 miles and will direct them to a charge station if the battery is low (which is how the car is advertised).
They said pretty much exactly that, to the letter, at the Drive events, did they not?
At the drive event I was at, the spokesman was very careful to state that YMMV and showed the various DTE scenarios. I do think that Nissan should probably emphasize the EPA estimated 73 mile range as that seems to be a better indicator for most people's driving style rather than the 100 mi LA4 range.