I'm surprised there isn't more talk in the forums about window tinting, specifically ceramic window tints. Summer is about to arrive in the northern hemisphere, so many of us are about to lose 10% or more of our range to air conditioning .
On a full charge, my 2015 Leaf gets 80 miles. Turning the AC on drops that by about 8 miles, even with the fan low. I haven't tried maximum fan, because I'm worried that I'd need a tow truck.
The factory window tint seemed pretty useless. Even on mild days in the 25c (77f) range, my window-side arm would become uncomfortable and the whole cabin would heat up enough to require AC.
I had ceramic tint applied to all side and rear windows, as well as the "eyebrow" on the front window. The tint I used rejects 99% of ultraviolet and 70% of infrared (many non-ceramic tints reject very little IR). The difference is extraordinary. It was 32c (90f) yesterday, and I cruised around town comfortably with the AC off for about 30 minutes. There are much more expensive ceramic tints which reject 90%+ of IR, but I'm incredibly happy with my results.
$400 for preserving 10% of my range is a no-brainer. Go get your windows tinted.
Anyone have similar experiences?
Edit: I added a photo.