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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club & NEW 300 km Club !!!!

Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:08 pm

mkjayakumar wrote:Mr. 65 needs some special mention because he did this with the wife in tow.. now that is a feat I will never attempt for an 100 mile journey in the Leaf.
You'll note that we have no women Club Members! Wonder why?

Mr. 65, certainly you can bring your wife as a guest to the clubhouse, however she may only sit in the public areas, and never in the secret chamber. Only somebody crazy enough to purposely drive a LEAF over 100 miles gets to go there.

Please be sure to offer your wife a Cuban cigar or some cognac when she visits. The Rémy Martin is a favorite.

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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club & NEW 300 km Club !!!!

Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:44 pm

joewaters wrote:Three weeks into ownership and I can claim two trips of 100 miles or more.
From the entire Board and its members, welcome to the 100 Mile Club, Mr. 66. This moniker has been reserved and endeared to you on this special occasion, and it is our sincere wish that you shall always wear your number proudly on your club jacket.

There have been some complaints of the toilets backing up, so please leave a note for the staff if you see a problem.

Welcome aboard,

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martyv
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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club & NEW 300 km Club !!!!

Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:11 pm

1 week into Leaf ownership, and I hit 101 miles on one charge! (I guess it's like the 4-minute mile; once you know it can be done, it's easy!)

Most of the driving was from my 26-mile commute back and forth to work on mostly rural roads, but the last leg was made even more stressful and fun - it was a 28 mile jaunt with my wife, daughter, and her two friends on board! (Yep 3 teenage girls in the back seat convinced they were going to have to push us home!)

We actually arrived at home with about 96 miles, so I let out the happy passengers and drove around town for a few bonus miles... Finished at 5.0 miles per kWh according to the dash and carwings...

Do I get a badge or sticker Mr Tony?

Love this car!

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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club & NEW 300 km Club !!!!

Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:35 pm

martyv wrote:1 week into Leaf ownership, and I hit 101 miles on one charge!
...Do I get a badge or sticker Mr Tony?
Love this car!
5 miles/kWh multiplied by 21kWh useable very nicely works out to 105 miles range, so you've broke the code. Some guys have made stickers, so knock yourself out!

As one of the most senior Club members, I do hereby grant you the title of Mr. 67. Only 33 spots remain in the Club, so you were wise to jump in while openings exist.

We all look forward to your first visit with the whole family, however it may be difficult to find non-alcoholic drinks on the premises. The Club gate code will be forwarded directly to your navigation screen.

Welcome aboard,

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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club & NEW 300 km Club !!!!

Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:49 pm

It took me only 2 weeks to brave the 100-Mile Club, but I did it over this weekend in 3 days of not plugging in overnight. This morning, a holiday in Ontario, Canada, I headed out with 19 miles of range left and 83 miles into my 100-mile objective. So, my objective appeared to be within sight. I did a couple of errands and then with 8 miles of range left and 8 miles from home, and having reached my objective of 102 miles, I headed home. I arrived home with 4 miles of range left, so I started driving around our neighborhood until suddenly the 4 miles went to Zero and the display showed <- - ->. I was about 1 mile from home.

Please note: The car did NOT disintegrate. The LEAF did NOT stop. It did what I was quite confident that it would do. It kept going quite nicely.

I turned around and headed home again. I gave the accelerator a couple of bursts just to see how much torque I could muster. It seemed like a bit less than normal but still totally adequate for driving in traffic. I still went around another block until I finally drove into our driveway with a total of 114 miles, zero range and between 1 and 2 miles of driving on "empty".

I'll have to go and get a coulomb of electrons in a can so that I'll feel better about driving until I can't drive any further and really see what "buffer" we have after hitting zero range. Hey, I'm an electrical engineer ... I'm curious ... R & D is my middle name!

So, now what happens? Fireworks? A gold key to the 100-Mile Clubhouse?

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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club & NEW 300 km Club !!!!

Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:08 pm

KlnAir4U wrote:I did a couple of errands and then with 8 miles of range left and 8 miles from home, and having reached my objective of 102 miles, I headed home. I arrived home with 4 miles of range left, so I started driving around our neighborhood until suddenly the 4 miles went to Zero and the display showed <- - ->. I was about 1 mile from home.
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I turned around and headed home again. I gave the accelerator a couple of bursts just to see how much torque I could muster. It seemed like a bit less than normal but still totally adequate for driving in traffic. I still went around another block until I finally drove into our driveway with a total of 114 miles, zero range and between 1 and 2 miles of driving on "empty".
Which model do you have? I'm guessing the S, because it is less in your face about Low Battery and Very Low Battery warnings. But even with the S when you hit LBW there should have been a yellow light in the dash "eyebrow", a beep and a message that popped up in the bottom middle of your dash, and the "distance to empty" gauge (that we call the GOM) should have started flashing. The SV and SL (at least for 2011/2012, and I assume 2013) also have a popup on the central console and a sweet-voiced lady telling you your battery is low.

The big difference comes at VLBW, which is a big production for the SV and SL. The console switches to a navigation screen showing range and charging stations, there's a popup asking yes/no do you want to search for a charging station, and the woman's voice sounds a bit more insistent. Meanwhile, over on the dash the GOM switches to three dashes. I assume that is also the VLBW signal for the S, but I'm not sure. There is a point where the GOM switches to three dashes, and another point a mile or two later where the SOC gauge (new for 2013, and optionally displayed in the middle of the dash) switches to three dashes, but no other audible or visual signals that I can remember noticing at either of those two times.

Even after all this you are still not close to "Turtle", which is when you would see a precipitous loss of motor torque. That is announced by a red turtle icon on the dash (and probably other things, but I've only been there once and don't remember). Tony estimates that the distance from VLBW to Turtle is about half the distance from LBW to VLBW.

In any event, congratulations, and I'll let Tony distribute the rewards in his always elegant manner.

Ray
End of April 2013: Traded my 2011 SL for a 2013 S with charge pkg.

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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club & NEW 300 km Club !!!!

Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:17 pm

KlnAir4U wrote:It took me only 2 weeks to brave the 100-Mile Club... I finally drove into our driveway with a total of 114 miles, zero range and between 1 and 2 miles of driving on "empty"...

So, now what happens? Fireworks? A gold key to the 100-Mile Clubhouse?
Erik,

By the powers invested in me by the 100 Mile Club International, LLC and LTD, I do hereby and forever endow upon you the title of Mr. 68, with all the rights and privileges hereunto.

The fireworks were destroyed in the big flood, so we won't be able to do that until a donor can be found to replace them. Sadly, our insurance policy lapsed when one of our members gambled the policy premium away in a drunken stupor. Also, we have discontinued issuing keys, as our members continue to lose them at great cost to the club. So, you will have to learn the secret door knock to gain entry.

I look forward to the first Canadian entry in the 200km Club.

Welcome aboard,

Tony Williams
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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club & NEW 300 km Club !!!!

Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:02 am

Tony, you're killing me. I love reading your responses here. They are one of the high points of my week.
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Re: 100 Mile Club & 200 km Club & NEW 300 km Club !!!!

Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:23 pm

Huzzah! Somehow convinced my wife it was a good idea to make the 95 mile roundtrip from our house to my parents in westchester and back on a single charge. Hit VLBW (@9% SOC reporting on dash) as I crested the hill 1/2 mile from the house and afterwards just drove around the neighborhood to join the club. Suffice to say that we'll be back to using the Prius for this trip in the future - 85% interstate and 80 degrees outside (at least on the way down.. cooled down to 70 and partly cloudy for the ride up)

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Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:30 pm

Tony:

As you know, I am #3 and reached more than 100 miles on a single charge about 15 times before I stopped counting, in my 2012 SV. Tonight I guess I will claim #70 as well, with my first 100-plus mile trip in my 2013 SL I leased last week after my 2012 was totaled. (That is presumptuous of me, since you assign the numbers, but has anyone else done this in 2 different LEAFs?) This trip was about 60 miles on I-95 at 58-60 mph, and the rest in around-town driving. I averaged 5.2 m/kWh, which was easy to do in my 2012 and difficult in this car. The weather was clear and warm, at about 83F. Six temperature bars at all times. I used the a/c for the first 75 miles, then turned it off for the rest of the ride. I hit LBW at 73.1 miles; VLB at 95.1, and still showed 6% charge when I stopped at home with 101.2 on the trip odometer.


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