SageBrush
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Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am
Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: Colorado

Happy LEAF, Happy Owner

Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:45 am

My 2013 LEAF manufactured 10/2013 has been in the family close to four months now and has settled in great to our routines. Once a month I LeafSpy the lady for posterity and graphing. The Ahr reading continues to drop at a rate of about 1 Ahr a month but I remain optimistic that it will plateau, in part because the GOM is not trending down. Our lifetime consumption rate is 5.2 miles per kWh which has been steady since Februrary while the GOM reports 119 miles on a 100% charged car. That works out to 22.8 kWh to VLBW which IIRC is exactly what the pre-purchase reading reported.

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2013 Model 'S' with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

webeleafowners
Posts: 369
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:37 pm
Delivery Date: 06 Oct 2015
Location: Okanagan Valley British Columbia

Re: Happy LEAF, Happy Owner

Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:01 am

Wow. That's pretty amazing. Can I ask what is your average driving speed or what your typical driving needs are.

Thanks for sharing.

John
2015 Smart Electric Drive convertible.
2016 Nissan Leaf SV 30KW
EV only Family...well except for the big diesel motorhome. :shock:

SageBrush
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Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am
Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: Colorado

Re: Happy LEAF, Happy Owner

Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:30 am

I reset the meters when we took ownership of the car. Average speed is 19 mph :-)
This reflects mostly small town duties to the gym and stores, and a trip ~ 2 twice a month to a town 45 miles away driven at highway speeds.

If you are wondering about the relatively high miles per kWh figure, keep in mind that cooling has yet to hit our area of SW Colorado and we make every effort to make do with pre-heating in the winter supplemented by seat heating but no cabin heating.
2013 Model 'S' with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

webeleafowners
Posts: 369
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:37 pm
Delivery Date: 06 Oct 2015
Location: Okanagan Valley British Columbia

Re: Happy LEAF, Happy Owner

Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:55 pm

Interesting. We also recently learned how much slow country road driving extends the range. But yah you are getting amazing numbers and I'm glad it's working out for you. We seem to hang around 6.8 6.9 KM per KW but we are more of a 70/30 city highway split. Sorry, not sure what that us in miles.

Cheers.
2015 Smart Electric Drive convertible.
2016 Nissan Leaf SV 30KW
EV only Family...well except for the big diesel motorhome. :shock:

GerryAZ
Gold Member
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Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:47 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Happy LEAF, Happy Owner

Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:57 pm

SageBrush has the slight advantage of lower aerodynamic drag due to thinner air at higher altitude. My fuel injected motorcycle always gets better mileage in highway driving at higher altitudes.
Gerry
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015

4CloverLeaf
Posts: 27
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:23 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Mar 2017
Location: Colorado

Re: Happy LEAF, Happy Owner

Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:05 pm

GerryAZ wrote:SageBrush has the slight advantage of lower aerodynamic drag due to thinner air at higher altitude. My fuel injected motorcycle always gets better mileage in highway driving at higher altitudes.


I had never thought of that before but it makes sense. At a mile high, there is roughly 15% less air. That impact would grow as speeds increase and this really could make a difference.

Congratulations on your new Leaf.

SageBrush
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Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am
Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: Colorado

Re: Happy LEAF, Happy Owner

Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:34 pm

4CloverLeaf wrote:
GerryAZ wrote:SageBrush has the slight advantage of lower aerodynamic drag due to thinner air at higher altitude. My fuel injected motorcycle always gets better mileage in highway driving at higher altitudes.


I had never thought of that before but it makes sense. At a mile high, there is roughly 15% less air. That impact would grow as speeds increase and this really could make a difference.

For sure, although not much effect in our case because most of the driving is in-town below 40 mph.
2013 Model 'S' with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California with 63.9 Ahr after 22k miles
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado

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