bolshevik36 wrote:JPWhite wrote:bolshevik36 wrote:I may have asked a poorly constructed question, considering your points, but I still didnt get a single answer!
I just want to know what my range/capacity will be on 5 yr old Leaf; in this case the 2011's. I need to make sure buying a Leaf makes sense economically which is why I am asking this question. Even 15-20 miles is very useful for my uses, so Im thinking he battery can lose 60%+ capacity/range and still be useful errand/shopping car for our family.
Also so some of you are saying using it more, with full charges, prolongs the battery life? That is counter-intuitive no?
I can only give you my experience.
At 87,000 miles and three bare down, my 2011 max range is about 55 miles, 45 to LBW.
Do you usually charge to 80 or 100%?
I charge to 100% (93% in reality) in the morning before leaving for work. This allows for speed limit drive all the way.
Nissan DCFC leaves the car at about 75% SOC at "80%" max charge. I sometimes top off with L2 if I have the opportunity at lunch. If I only have 75% to get home it's a max of 65 to cover the 38 miles home and arrive close to or slightly past LBW.