Can you update your location info via your user name in the upper right > User Control Panel > Profile tab? That way, we don't need to ask in future posts/threads or do sleuthing to deduce it. Can you be more specific as to where in Nor Cal? There's a HUGE variance in climates in the Bay Area (e.g. cool in the summer like SF and Pacifica, blazing hot in the summer like Walnut Creek, Concord, Antioch). For those unfamiliar with Bay Area summer temps, see viewtopic.php?p=533224#p533224
If you have no ability to charge at work, forget about it with a 24 kWh Leaf (all Leafs '11 to '15 model years). If you can at least charge at 120 volts all day at work, that'll let you make it.
Please see range chart "Use this 82% chart for a battery that has 11 of 12 capacity bar segments." at viewtopic.php?t=4295
. It presumes an 11 bar car will make it 51 miles at 75 mph before dead. Even a '11 to '15 Leaf on a brand new battery with no degradation will barely make that 65 miles at 75 mph, if it all.
"If I factor in normal battery degradation based on mileage" isn't a good measure. There are calendar losses and losses due to cycling, but there the chemistry of battery and the climate/temps at which the battery was kept play a HUGE rule.
4/2013 and later built '13 Leafs and presumably '14 Leafs have a better chemistry than the ones that came before. I lost my 1st bar a year ago (viewtopic.php?p=511915#p511915
) on my used 5/2013 built '13. I'm still at 11 bars and my SOH is hovering between 83.xx and 85.xx% although recently it's in the low 83.xx%. I can guess I'm down at least 15% in capacity. I'm past 60K miles. viewtopic.php?p=473995#p473995
in Phoenix has the same build month yet he lost his 4th bar in late 8/2016!
'15 model year has the "lizard" pack and is the best we know of, so far.http://www.electricvehiclewiki.com/wiki/battery-d1/
under Battery Capacity Behavior is derived from a table in the '11 Leaf service manual. It was removed from later Leaf service manuals w/no explanation given. Not sure if it has ever returned.
There are numerous reports stating a replacement battery is past $7K now: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=25882
. Tends to be somewhere over $7K w/tax and labor now. There are 0 recent reports of anyone being quoted $5500 or even $6K for a replacement these days.
To make it work w/a 24 kWh Leaf, you need to be able to charge all day at work at 120 volts, or you need to stop on the way to work or back to charge a bit at level 2 or DC FC (CHAdeMO, if the car has it). Otherwise you need to get a 30 kWh Leaf ('16 SV or '16 SL or '16 "S 30" or any '17) which has a 107 mile EPA range rating vs. 84 on a full charge for '13 to '15. Otherwise, you will need to slow WAY down, to say 60 mph or less. When it hits winter w/rain and need to run the heat + defog, you will suffer a range hit and need to charge and/or slow down even more.
'16 S 30 at https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... gher-price
. Original '16 S was only 24 kWh.
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