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Re: New to Electric and looking to buy a Leaf

For best fuel economy (and best tyre wear too), set the pressures to sidewall max. The trade-off is a less compliant ride, and potholes pose a higher risk of causing tire damage.

For you, this discussion is academic. Either inflate your tyres or take a bus to work
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Re: New to Electric and looking to buy a Leaf

Higher tire pressure results in less rolling resistance. It can make a sizeable difference but as noted, you will feel the bumps in the road a bit more.
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Re: New to Electric and looking to buy a Leaf

38psi is a good compromise, giving more range, less wear, and a good ride. Just check it weekly.
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Re: New to Electric and looking to buy a Leaf

Sounds good , just topped them to 38psi. I can sacrifice comfort for range . Wish I could take transit to work, but our system is so horrible here it would take me 3-4 hours to get to work.
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Re: New to Electric and looking to buy a Leaf

I kept my 2013 at 42 psi (or 44 psi, I forget) all the time. I personally never thought I sacrificed any comfort, but I did certainly gain range.
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Re: New to Electric and looking to buy a Leaf

42-44 is a much stiffer ride than 36. At 36 I feel like Ia riding on marshmellows.
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Re: New to Electric and looking to buy a Leaf

OP,

Have your looked through plugshare to see if any L2 along your route or near your destination might help you ?
You should also snoop around your workplace for L1
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Re: New to Electric and looking to buy a Leaf

There are a few locations at my work that have L2 charging stations and I can also charge L1 at my work, just trying to figure ways to extend my range. Still waiting for the electrician to come by and wire 240 to my garage, so I can top up the battery between my day shifts at home and pre-heat my car before going to work. I am on holidays right now so it's not a big deal, but I hope he is able to come by sooner than later.
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Re: New to Electric and looking to buy a Leaf

Afternoon all. Just curious on how often to charge to 100% for cell balancing. I charged 100% last night, should charging to 100% be done once a week or less often or more ? Charging to 100% definitely is noticeable with bringing the cells all close together since I have 4 cells that are fairly higher than the others since a cell module was changed by the previous owner under warranty.
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Re: New to Electric and looking to buy a Leaf

Dyno1 wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:22 pm Afternoon all. Just curious on how often to charge to 100% for cell balancing. I charged 100% last night, should charging to 100% be done once a week or less often or more ? Charging to 100% definitely is noticeable with bringing the cells all close together since I have 4 cells that are fairly higher than the others since a cell module was changed by the previous owner under warranty.
If you can work a 100% SOC into an event (like right before you leave for work), it can be a semi-yearly thing if the all the cells are fine. Having them all balanced is good for an emergency event, like running the battery down to 0% and beyond, it will be able to squeeze out every last bit of power capacity instead of shutting off early (like even before turtle mode kicks in). I would recommend not being too concerned with the cell balance as there will always be a little drift over time both up and down cell voltages, but it is something to check from time to time to see if any one particular cell seems to be falling way below or above the other cells in the pack.
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