This is my official submission to join the 100 mile club.
First let me indicate that my LEAF is a UK import to our sunny isle of Barbados (http://www.barbados.org
) in the Caribbean. I have done 160 km before on a full charge, but now here's the evidence. Gotta try for that 200 km club - it's very possible.
This was all done on one day starting from yesterday morning at 8:00 AM until I got back come around 5:00 AM this morning. It was a sunny day averaging 28 C (82 F) with a variable 28 km/h breeze. Saturday is usually the errand day and boy was it a long one with classes for the children, grocery shopping for the grandparents and topping off the night with a tennis match event just to name a few.
Since Barbados is a little rock about 23 km x 32 km at its widest point with a dense road network, the drive consisted of a mix of city and h'way driving. There are no mountains or steep hills in Barbados, the highest point is 353 metres (1151 ft.) above sea level. Our topography is one of gentle terrace rises and descents. According to the VID, the average speed was 35.2 km/h (21.8 mph). You really can't drive too far without being impacted by traffic. I think it is this constant stop and go and cycling power on/off that would make it really challenging to get to that 200 km clocker. Just to illustrate, the car was cycled on/off 14 times during the day. Although there was a post about this with the general consensus that it does not subtract from your range, I am not convinced. My experience is that every power on/off cycle subtracts at least 2 km of range. I suspect, however, that if I were to test the range with one drive from full to turtle the 200 km would be possible.
On the final journey home I got LBW at 143 km (89 miles), VLBW at 164km (102 miles) and turtle popped up at 183 km (114 miles).
Don't get me started on the last pic!!!
Why is the UK/European LEAF the only region to have this stupid arse kWh/km display?? It's beyond me! Even the JDM LEAF has the energy economy display in km/kWh. At the next service update I am going to ask the technicians to change it if they can.
Finally, I am not is possession of any in-car monitoring devices as yet, the figures on this run were as follows:
Energy Economy Display (estimated): 0.110 kWh/km = 9.0 km/kWh (5.6 miles/kWh)
Calculated energy economy: 8.00 km/kWh (4.97 miles/kWh)