And, they could use the USB port to connect for data retrieval, diagnostics, error codes, etc.
That could make it more difficult for independent mechanics to diagnose the Leaf.
garygid wrote:EVD...,
What makes you think "cracking" the Leaf system will be easy?
Have you cracked the 2010 Prius?
Most likely. One nice feature on screen would be the ability to enter ones kWh for various charge times. Since the vehicle should know how many kWh it takes in during charging at these times that then could be translated to real time cost per minute or mile based on the way one is driving. Even if consumption is monitored post charger the numbers can be adjusted for charger efficiency.Bicster wrote:I believe the battery will be considered an emissions component. In any case, you can be assured the car will have an OBD2 port. It would be pointless for Nissan to make proprietary diagnostic tools for this vehicle, when a software update for the dealer's existing tool would do the job.
Ah, but here's the rub: again, recall that that LA4's average speed is 19.6 mph, which on the Tesla chart comes to a maximum range of 410 mi. Scale that down to the Leaf: at 51 mph (my average speed) you're down to 260 mi, a drop of 63.4%, meaning you could expect the leaf's range to sink to 63.4 mi if you started driving 51, and then drove that for a distance of 63.4 you'd run out of fuel. Of course, I said Average speed, there's a lot of faster and a lot of slower actually under real circumstances. So clearly, even the Tesla doesn't go around boasting a range of 410 mi because they'd be laughed out of business, at the very best!drees wrote:Yep, specifically look at the speed/range chart on their blog.
If you assume that the Tesla's ~240mi range is the same as the Leaf's 100mi range, that gives you an idea of what speeds you can travel for how far. Just divide the range number on the chart by 240 to get some real rough approximations.
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37,949.797 930 052 3 rad^2/sec^2 * a + 37,949.797 930 052 3 rad/sec * b + c - 6,437,136 Joules = 0