Yes, I did change the miles to km since the OP had used km. I am comfortable with either.ElectricEddy wrote: You must have edited from miles/kWh to km/kWh from original post, anyway not to be off topic see my post from 1 year ago: LBW to turtle 42.5 km http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=17164 . I was not equipped with Leaf Spy at that time but the mileage is correct, the accumulated charge was read off the evse so I know now that it was less at the battery. My leaf is a 13 and Scoutniagara's looks like a 14, bottom end is larger I think in later models. Lithy is now 2 (and finally paid for) so I am due for another turtle run within a few weeks to check. Will post results on a separate thread at that time.
To the best of my knowledge, LBW and VLBW still come at 49 and 24 Gids, respectively, on the newer LEAFs. If anyone with a meter has different data, that would be useful to know. It is possible that even if the Gids are the same Nissan has changed the value of each one, although I would guess that it is unlikely. The nominal value of a Gid on older cars is 80 Wh, with about 75 Wh usable. If you are getting unexpectedly large ranges between LBW and turtle, it is possible that some of those values have changed. But it is worth noting that one often drives slowly when the battery is low and that drastically increases efficiency/range. 50 km/hr is very slow and at a 20ºC temperature would be expected to be upwards of 10.5 km/kWh. In warmer weather it would be even higher than that. By contrast, the rough 6.5 km/kWh I used would be at around 95 km/hr at 20º (or even faster in warmer temperatures).
The point I am trying to make is that your 42 km from LBW to turtle is quite reasonable without assuming any unusually large portion of the battery below LBW in newer LEAFs. All LEAFs have a lot of battery below LBW, presumably to prevent drivers from being stranded. The problem is when people get nervous about driving below LBW and, in effect, leave a lot of their range unused (and then complain about it!). That isn't a problem for you, since you have been experimenting with the lower part of the battery usage.
Some of us here highly recommend that all new LEAFers drive their cars to below VLBW to get comfortable with using the lower part of the battery charge.
It is worth pointing out that as the LEAF battery ages, the LBW and VLBW warnings remain at fixed charge levels. That means that an increasing percentage of the battery capacity is below LBW as the battery degrades. For those unwilling to go below LBW that means that their range seems to drop more quickly than it really has (sometimes leading to angry or dismayed posts about it here at MNL).