Rafaelcp09 wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:01 pm
Concern is in a weekend trip arriving on 90% with 180-195 miles and having 10% 15-25 miles and having to wait three hours in a 7.2k (28-30 miles/hour) charger to have enough juice for the way back.
If you are regularly driving 180+ miles, I'd not suggest a LEAF, not even a 62kW LEAF. Consider the following:
You really don't want to frequently go much below 20%. To avoid worry, and to avoid cycle wear on the battery. 226 EPA miles times 80% of the battery is 180 miles.
The battery will lose capacity with time. At warranty replacement, you might have something like a 150 mile range. Leave a 20% margin, as you really don't want to frequently go much below 20%, for two reasons. To avoid worry, and to reduce cycle wear on the battery. That leaves you with 120 EPA miles of range. Yes, in mild to hot conditions you can probably beat the EPA range... But not that much.