Kristis
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Re: What's a good average for the miles per kw/hr

Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:30 am

My euro leaf uses kwh/km, is there any way to flip it to use km/kwh?
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Nubo
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Re: What's a good average for the miles per kw/hr

Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:30 am

Randy993 wrote:What's a good average for the miles per kw/hr?



What is good, and what is not good, Phaedrus - need we anyone to tell us these things?
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: What's a good average for the miles per kw/hr

Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:25 am

It has to be judged on your circumstances. If you drive all highway and regularly cruise at 70 mph, you're going to end up below 4 Miles/kWh.

4.2 is a reasonable number if you have a mixed highway/surface street (35mph) driving agenda.

All on city streets 35-45 mph, I usually get around 4.8-5.0

Turn on the heater (I have an 2015-S) and that drops very sharply. Turn on the AC in summer and I'll be around 3.8, even on city streets.

It's just a guide. Understand why you're curious, but after driving the LEAF for 4 years, I just use it to gauge how well I'm driving. B-mode will definitely help as will ECO mode.

The only time I really pay attention is when I'm doing a run of 65+ miles that will really test the range, especially when most of that drive is on the highway.

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Re: What's a good average for the miles per kw/hr

Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:49 pm

I averaged 4.3 M/Kwh over the life of my Leaf...
59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
71,770 miles/12 bars/256 Gids/59.04 AHr/88% SOH/87.92% Hx 3Mar16 at lease return.

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Re: What's a good average for the miles per kw/hr

Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:52 pm

Nubo wrote:
Randy993 wrote:What's a good average for the miles per kw/hr?



What is good, and what is not good, Phaedrus - need we anyone to tell us these things?

Just saw this - are you quoting Plato or Pirsig? The latter seems more on point, if not the original source. :D
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Re: What's a good average for the miles per kw/hr

Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:52 pm

We use our LEAF mostly for in-town driving, about 3-5 miles each one way trip. The meter is reading 4.7 miles per kWh after about 400 miles but it has been increasing as the weather improves. I'll be quite happy with an annual average of 4.5 but I think 5.0 is possible. As others have said, expect closer to 4.0 on the highway, and then only if you moderate speed.

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Re: What's a good average for the miles per kw/hr

Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:14 am

Wow, I must be either doing pretty good, or driving like an old lady. :lol:

I'm getting 5.3 m/kwh on the main screen, and 5.4 m/kwh on the little display over on the right. This is over the lifetime of the car, I've never reset it. Also, I learned to maximize it back when my original battery was down under 50% original capacity.

Of course, here in Florida, I don't really run the heat and the highest hill is about 10 feet above sea level, and I try to limit the A/C as much as possible. I've always thought a fairly major contributing factor to the massive battery degradation seen in the hot climates has been the use of A/C as well as the actual heat, but I don't think this is an accepted idea among those more knowledgeable.

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Re: What's a good average for the miles per kw/hr

Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:29 am

GRA wrote:
Nubo wrote:
Randy993 wrote:What's a good average for the miles per kw/hr?



What is good, and what is not good, Phaedrus - need we anyone to tell us these things?

Just saw this - are you quoting Plato or Pirsig? The latter seems more on point, if not the original source. :D


Robert Pirsig, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". :)
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: What's a good average for the miles per kw/hr

Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:09 pm

I am at 34k miles total in my 2015 Leaf. I have tracked my Miles/KWh for the last 9,800 miles and am at 4.7 Miles/KWh.

I'll admit to being a pretty sedate driver, having allowed my previous car - a 2002 Prius - to teach me about hypermiling over 185k miles and 13 years.

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Re: What's a good average for the miles per kw/hr

Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:35 pm

We have averaged 4.9 so far in ours, but have only used it in the warmer months. Winter will for sure have a different story.

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