TaylorSFGuy
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Delivery Date: 13 May 2011
Leaf Number: 1561
Location: Kent, Washington

150,000 Miles on my original battery 2011

Thu May 19, 2016 1:26 pm

Hi everyone - It has taken me a long time to get from 100,000 to this milestone. In October I was at 146,000 and GIDS were 152. I was waiting for better weather as the power draw for heat was just too much.

Tonight when I pull into the driveway the odometer will roll 150,000 miles. My GID count is 147 at full charge and I have 5 bars gone.

If you have any questions, let me know.
Mileage as of May 19, 2016 is 150,000 - 147 GID at 100%

Ordered Jan. 21, 2011 Delivered May 13, 2011

Number of months with highest mileage on Carwings - 23

First LEAF to 100,000 Miles in USA if not worldwide
First non commercial LEAF to 150,000 Miles

PatricioEV
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Delivery Date: 19 Nov 2011
Location: Austin, TX

Re: 150,000 Miles on my original battery 2011

Thu May 19, 2016 1:32 pm

That's amazing - keep racking them up! I'm just under 68k on my '12, but that's with a replacement pack too.
2012 SL - Cayenne Red
17" Juke Wheels, 2 tone leather, door molding, tint, sunroof
Schneider EVLink EVSE
7.65kwh Solar Installation

April '18 - 76 mos; 88,600 miles; 11 bars
Battery replaced 5.18.15 - under warranty

LeafMuranoDriver
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Delivery Date: 01 May 2015
Leaf Number: 323189
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: 150,000 Miles on my original battery 2011

Thu May 19, 2016 2:44 pm

Congrats on hitting 150k! Definitely an accomplishment, especially with your degraded battery.

Have you tried to contact Nissan to see if they would do anything? (they probably won't but since you have so many miles there could be a 1% chance they might help) I'm sure you have in the past but maybe again now that you're over 150k miles.
2015 Leaf S w/ QC
Mfg: Jan. '15 // Pur: May '15
Best: 6/27/15 - 1,416 Miles - 292 GIDs - 63.11 Ahr - 22.6 kWh - 100% SOH - 97.2% Hx - 4 QC, 29 L2
Worst: 12/12/15 - 4,616 Miles - 259 GIDs - 55.02 Ahr - 20.1 kWh - 99% SOH - 82.8% Hx - 17 QC, 96 L2

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abasile
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Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:49 am
Delivery Date: 20 Apr 2011
Location: Arrowbear Lake, CA

Re: 150,000 Miles on my original battery 2011

Thu May 19, 2016 3:38 pm

That is an accomplishment! We're at 63K miles on our 2011 LEAF's original battery, with two bars missing. I can see potentially making it past 100K miles on this battery, but 150K, wow.

Are you quick charging twice a day to make your commute? Or just using the 2011 LEAF for shorter drives?
2011 LEAF at 71K miles, pre-owned 2012 Tesla S 85 at 98K miles
LEAF battery: 9/12 bars and < 49 Ah (-28% vs. new)
Tesla battery: 250+ miles of range (-5% vs. new)

smkettner
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Location: Orange County, CA

Re: 150,000 Miles on my original battery 2011

Thu May 19, 2016 5:35 pm

How far do you plan to go?
Reserve your Model 3 yet?
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV
RAV4 traded in for I-Pace Dec 2018

Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Leaf Number: 313890
Location: Arcadia, CA

Re: 150,000 Miles on my original battery 2011

Fri May 20, 2016 8:44 am

wow!! Especially how committed you were to putting that extra 50k miles after you'd hit 100k miles. Like the Insideevs article: http://insideevs.com/exclusive-intervie ... l-battery/

Question though. For the sake of economics, why not buy the replacement 24kwh battery instead of the 2014 leaf? $5500 vs $20,000 for the same number of miles (but new everything else) seemed like a cheaper choice?
:: Model 3 LR :: acquired 9 May '18
:: Leaf S30 :: build date: Sep '16 :: purchased: Nov '16
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rexki
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Delivery Date: 30 Dec 2014
Leaf Number: 316107
Location: Chicago Area

Re: 150,000 Miles on my original battery 2011

Fri May 20, 2016 9:22 am

Congrats and Hard work since October only averaging 46 miles/day if you drove only 4 months of the eight due to cold weather/range degradation.

The savings for you of driving an average of 91 miles per day between delivery and 10/1/2015 is amazing!!

ICE at 24 mpg and 3.50/gallon comes to a savings of (150,000 / 24 * $3.50 = $21,875) versus electricity of 3.5 cents per mile - savings 21,875-5,250 = $16,625

Add 5 years of oil changes at $35/pop - savings = 700

Add 2 transmission oil flushings - savings = 360

Add 1 brake service savings = 400

Add 3 engine coolant flushings = 240

Add 1 tire change savings = 700

Add 5 years of other service crap of an ICE,( mufflers H2O sensors, EGR valve, etc, etc, etc) = 1,250 (very conservative)

Total savings with the Leaf = $20,275 or $0.135 per mile
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2015 Leaf SL - GMSilver - Mfg:11/14 - AV-EVSE-RS 6.6kw - 19,200 miles - 285 gids 95.38% 63.04Ahr - 4.029m/kwh - Data:1/23/16
2006 Honda CNG GX - blue - PZEV - 50 mpg
2001 Honda Odyssey EX Van - green - I rebuilt engine and trans - oily carbon mess!!

BernieTx
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Delivery Date: 21 Feb 2015
Location: Austin, Tx

Re: 150,000 Miles on my original battery 2011

Fri May 20, 2016 9:31 am

Any ideas on what caused so much battery degradation? High temperatures? DC-fast charging? Just wear and tear miles?
2014 Chevy Volt ...

tkdbrusco
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Re: 150,000 Miles on my original battery 2011

Fri May 20, 2016 9:42 am

Congrats! I read the article on insideEVs. I'm curious as to how the 15 cars will hold up past 100K miles (or even at it). I'm still debating on what to do with my 2015 leaf once my Model S gets here. Part of me wants to just sell it, but I'm also curious as to whether they will even let us buy the 30kwh batter (at a reasonable price) and put those in the cars. At some point they will have to. That changes the paradigm entirely.

Do you know what you're doing with your 2011 at this point? At $3K for resale, there's not much you can get by selling it, but if a 30kwh pack becomes an option in a year or two, buying one of those for it makes a ton of sense. If it were me, I'd drop the insurance down to bare minimum liability and just use it for errands while I wait and see.
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TaylorSFGuy
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Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:32 pm
Delivery Date: 13 May 2011
Leaf Number: 1561
Location: Kent, Washington

Re: 150,000 Miles on my original battery 2011

Fri May 20, 2016 12:46 pm

"Question though. For the sake of economics, why not buy the replacement 24kwh battery instead of the 2014 leaf? $5500 vs $20,000 for the same number of miles (but new everything else) seemed like a cheaper choice?"

Purchasing a new battery wasn't an option for many years. We bought the first car not knowing what options may be available or even how long the battery would last. It was only possible to get a new battery as a warranty replacement. I was pushing the mileage harder than most and they didn't expect there to be a need. I think the unknown was impacting new sales at the time which is really what drove the announcement. Briefly, Nissan threw out the idea of renting a replacement battery which thankfully those of us at a meeting in Phoenix were able to put down - at least bring up some perspective that may not have been considered. It died down pretty quickly.

The day after we purchased the 2014, Nissan announced the pricing and policies of purchasing a replacement battery. Had Nissan made some sort of announcements ("we plan to announce a battery replacement program soon") and the timing been slightly different, we would have purchased a battery instead of a car.

So there you have it - why we purchased another car instead of a battery.
Mileage as of May 19, 2016 is 150,000 - 147 GID at 100%

Ordered Jan. 21, 2011 Delivered May 13, 2011

Number of months with highest mileage on Carwings - 23

First LEAF to 100,000 Miles in USA if not worldwide
First non commercial LEAF to 150,000 Miles

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