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

Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:21 am

Although I've deliberately done 100+ miles on a charge a couple times, my best was 92 miles with ~8000 feet of cumulative elevation gain, and with ~1200 feet of net elevation gain:
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I was below VLBW when I made it home. I would have trouble repeating that drive since my battery has likely degraded a bit since then.
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:34 pm

Busybj wrote: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 have inducted you into the "100 Mile Club" with all the honor and prestige that appointment entails. You shall herein after, and forever, be known as Mr. 58.

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

Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:17 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:Has anyone driven their Leaf in the 45-50 mile range for 80%+ of their battery? According to the charts, you should easily be able to push 100 miles at 45/hr. Yes this is bottom edge of freeway legal, but tolerable for distances of about up to 100 miles. Beyond that, its Tesla or ICE right now.
I'm going to soon and I believe I can get 100+ miles at 50mph actual (52-53 Speedo). All you need is 4.8-4.9 m/kW h. My drive will be 95% hwy/5% city.
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:35 am

gasmiser1 wrote:First Long Trip Experience:
(Day two of ownership)

3/31, sunny day, 68 degrees out, didn't use heater or AC on this trip--Left San Carlos, CA with 100% charge showing 111 miles estimated range and headed to Half Moon Bay. By the time we reached Skyline@Highway 92 (approx altitude 700') we had 71 miles range left. Down the backside of 92 and into Half Moon Bay, regen topped the range at 92 remaining (actual miles from our house to Half Moon Bay is 12.7 miles).

We ate lunch and headed down Highway 1 to Pescadero. Range left was 71 miles. Ate some olallieberry pie (best pie I have ever eaten) from Duate's Tavern and Cafe http://www.duartestavern.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; They are known for the pie and artichoke soup, as well as the olallieberry syrup with the pancakes.

Headed back to Half Moon Bay with slight rolling hills and an ocean breeze headwinds. At this point the Leaf had 47 miles remaining at Half Moon Bay.

Finally, headed back up 92 hill to the summit at Skyline. At this point we had 21 miles remaining. Now, I had a bit of range anxiety but it was downhill for several miles, then a 3/4 mile uphill and another several miles downhill into Belmont. The rest of the trip was a few rolling hills back into San Carlos with 34 miles remaining. (total round trip was 61 miles)

This was our first major trip and a test run. It seems the miles given on the range meter are a bit off.

One note: I wish the regen was more powerful on steep downhills. Even with light braking I'd like more regen to slow the car down.
Seems like you have been scaling all the way with your car and your experience tells that the cruise was awesome one too.

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

Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:01 am

I have driven 99 miles on a single charge once (without AC) and more than 90 miles several times. My normal range is in the 70s.

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

Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:00 pm

16.0 kWh 16.8 kWh 0.8 kWh 77.4 miles 4.9 miles/kWh
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I reset the trip a couple miles after I started driving 77.4 miles and 4.9 miles/kwh on a trip from Elk Horn, Iowa to Des Moines, Iowa. 55mph was my top speed and just about my average. Did a lot of coasting and max power I used was 2 "dots" (or never over 20kwh on the drive motor using center screen). Used Ac on auto setting at 73 degrees. 25% charge left after going 77 miles. Pretty good and could have went to or over 100 miles fairly easily I believe.
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:59 pm

Today my wife set out on a sofa-shopping adventure with a friend and 78% battery on her 2013 SV. On the way home she phoned from about 27 miles away to report she had about 27% battery left. I encouraged her with reports that even when LEAF is saying 0 folks report going several more miles. She arrived home with the car reading 0, but never entered turtle mode. Total mileage for the day was about 75, mostly freeway at 60 - 65 mph. She still had errands to run, so plugged hers in and took my 2012 SL, which was at about 80% after my 17 mile commute home from Sacramento (where I charge up while at work).

We love both of our LEAFs. But we have definitely noticed that the 2013 seems to have more range.
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:09 pm

What an awesome trip! So cool that you picked up 21 miles of range just by going downhill! I've been to Duarte's as well, and can second the endorsement of the artichoke soup. This place was on Diners Driveins and Dives (should we encourage Guy Fieri to do an episode driving a LEAF instead of the '67 Camaro?) Pescadero is also a neat little town to explore. May you enjoy many adventures in your LEAF!


3/31, sunny day, 68 degrees out, didn't use heater or AC on this trip--Left San Carlos, CA with 100% charge showing 111 miles estimated range and headed to Half Moon Bay. By the time we reached Skyline@Highway 92 (approx altitude 700') we had 71 miles range left. Down the backside of 92 and into Half Moon Bay, regen topped the range at 92 remaining (actual miles from our house to Half Moon Bay is 12.7 miles).

We ate lunch and headed down Highway 1 to Pescadero. Range left was 71 miles. Ate some olallieberry pie (best pie I have ever eaten) from Duate's Tavern and Cafe http://www.duartestavern.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; They are known for the pie and artichoke soup, as well as the olallieberry syrup with the pancakes.

Headed back to Half Moon Bay with slight rolling hills and an ocean breeze headwinds. At this point the Leaf had 47 miles remaining at Half Moon Bay.

Finally, headed back up 92 hill to the summit at Skyline. At this point we had 21 miles remaining. Now, I had a bit of range anxiety but it was downhill for several miles, then a 3/4 mile uphill and another several miles downhill into Belmont. The rest of the trip was a few rolling hills back into San Carlos with 34 miles remaining. (total round trip was 61 miles)

This was our first major trip and a test run. It seems the miles given on the range meter are a bit off.

One note: I wish the regen was more powerful on steep downhills. Even with light braking I'd like more regen to slow the car down.[/quote]

Seems like you have been scaling all the way with your car and your experience tells that the cruise was awesome one too.[/quote]
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:13 pm

Re the inaccuracy of the range reading: it is always trying to predict how far you can go based on how you are driving now. So if you get on the freeway your predicted range will drop. Then you get off the freeway and your predicted range increases.

On the 2013 you have the option of viewing your battery's % of charge. I suggest you use that, since it is always accurate. Then you can use that information to make decisions about how you will drive (fast, slow, downhill, uphill) to ensure that you have adequate battery power to get you where you want to go.
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:18 pm

Compared to some of you, this wont be too impressive but it is for me being a two week old Leaf owner.

We have the Blink HQ charger on order so I'm stuck with 110V power until the Blink gets installed which meant I did not have a FULL charge for today's mission which was to drop off my Daughter at a debate camp. The Leaf said 80 miles range when I'm use to seeing 90 miles on a full charge. I forgot to see what the battery % was but did clear out the Trip B setting.

The mission was broken into 6 phases:

1. pick up daughter's two class mates for carpooling and back to home to get a checkbook for paying for debate camp => 10 miles.

2. drive to Rancho Bernardo via Del Dios Highway for you San Diego folks- a pleasant scenic drive ==> 23 miles one way

3. drive to friends house in Escondido near North County fair

4. back to home with a stop at a taco shop along the way

subtotal for Trip #1: 61 miles with an estimated miles left of 18

5. My wife then took the Leaf to take my son school shopping near Oceanside and very close to Mossy Nissan => 11 miles.

Total range: 72 miles before charging at Mossy - there was 6 miles left for range.

They charged for 2 hours at Mossy

6. Back to home with 44 miles left on and a total of 80.2 miles


I am very impressed with this car and how we can use it for some extended drives. Both our gas vehicles have been parked today. We'll take the Leaf out to dinner too.

First post for me- I'm pretty active at Acurazine, but will be here for the Leaf. Lots of great information here.
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