pipestem
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:03 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Sep 2017
Leaf Number: 327753
Location: North Carolina

The perfect commute

Tue May 08, 2018 8:02 pm

I love my 2015 Leaf S. Today I had the perfect commute home in the perfect car. Often of course the GOM will way overreact or somehow an extra 5% charge is lost (could be my driving, ok) This time, charge, GOM, and actual mileage perfectly aligned. I wish I had reset the efficiency meter.
I even had a nice sunset.

Charge: 100-80= 20 %
GOM: 88-72= 16
Actual Mileage: 16.5
Estimated Average speed: (4*30 + 12*65)/16= 56.25

Vehicle mileage: 30627
Recent Health: 86.2 %
Outside Temperature: 72

Did I mention this car is perfect? I swear if Nissan actually promoted these things like they promote their trucks, they would sell a million.

awesome.
2015 Red Leaf S. Yes the red is important.

pipestem
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:03 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Sep 2017
Leaf Number: 327753
Location: North Carolina

Re: The perfect commute

Wed May 09, 2018 8:36 pm

yes I am replying to my own post. Today was more of the same. I actually drove more actual miles than GOM loss on the highway. This thing is great entertainment.

Charge: 100-80= 20%
GOM: 82-70= 12 (!!!)
Actual Miles: 16.6
Estimated Average speed: (3*30 + 13*65)/16= 58.4
Efficiency: 4.8 mi/kwh (from dash) (!!!)
Outside temp: 79F
2015 Red Leaf S. Yes the red is important.

DaveinOlyWA
Posts: 13082
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Feb 2018
Leaf Number: 314199
Location: Olympia, WA
Contact: Website

Re: The perfect commute

Thu May 10, 2018 6:25 am

Am I reading this to say you charge to full every night to drive 16 miles?
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 8743 miles, 485 GIDs, 37.6 kwh 111.39 Ahr , SOH 96.49, Hx 114.98
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pipestem
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:03 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Sep 2017
Leaf Number: 327753
Location: North Carolina

Re: The perfect commute

Thu May 10, 2018 5:38 pm

Nope. I drive 16.5 each way. I fill up at work each day, at home or otherwise only on some weekends. The point is the GOM and the %charge suddenly seem a lot more reasonable, as if the car as turned over a new leaf.

Side note. I have come to realize I should keep it charged out of responsibility to others. A few months ago, an old friend called me at work and asked me to visit his disabled aunt who was in a hospital about 30 miles away. Fortunately I had charged. I realized it could have been one of my daughters calling.
2015 Red Leaf S. Yes the red is important.

mrp10000
Posts: 28
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:37 am
Delivery Date: 25 Feb 2017
Leaf Number: 317699
Location: Albemarle, NC

Re: The perfect commute

Thu May 10, 2018 7:59 pm

pipestem wrote:I love my 2015 Leaf S. Today I had the perfect commute home in the perfect car. Often of course the GOM will way overreact or somehow an extra 5% charge is lost (could be my driving, ok) This time, charge, GOM, and actual mileage perfectly aligned. I wish I had reset the efficiency meter.
I even had a nice sunset.

Charge: 100-80= 20 %
GOM: 88-72= 16
Actual Mileage: 16.5
Estimated Average speed: (4*30 + 12*65)/16= 56.25

Vehicle mileage: 30627
Recent Health: 86.2 %
Outside Temperature: 72

Did I mention this car is perfect? I swear if Nissan actually promoted these things like they promote their trucks, they would sell a million.

awesome.


Your mileage/commute is eerily similar to mine, but I've never got the GOM to align with actual mileage. We're even a couple of hundred miles of having the same odometer reading (16.6 commute, I have a 6 mile commute at 45 mph followed by 9 miles at 60-62 mph and then the last little bit is 55, but I have to make a turn, get into parking lot, etc...). My recent health is around 85.9%. It hung around 90-92% until this winter when it just seemed to continuously drop.

Hopefully it will even out a little bit. Love my 2015S, but we're waiting on the Model 3, and at that point, I get the wife's Bolt.

SageBrush
Posts: 2598
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am
Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: Colorado

Re: The perfect commute

Thu May 10, 2018 8:14 pm

This sounds like the perfect one-way commute.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado
3/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
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webeleafowners
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Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:37 pm
Delivery Date: 06 Oct 2015
Location: Okanagan Valley British Columbia

Re: The perfect commute

Thu May 10, 2018 8:40 pm

For us the GOM has always been pretty much bang on. I think it has more to do with the type of driving we do and where we live. 60 percent highway. 40 percent City. But the speed limits here are rarely over 90 Km/h and many at 80 km/h. At most 100 km/h. If we charge to 190 km on the GOM, at the 50 percent point there is around 90 km left on the GOM.
2015 Smart Electric Drive convertible.
2016 Nissan Leaf SV 30KWh
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LeftieBiker
Posts: 9073
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 3:17 am
Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: The perfect commute

Thu May 10, 2018 9:06 pm

pipestem wrote:Nope. I drive 16.5 each way. I fill up at work each day, at home or otherwise only on some weekends. The point is the GOM and the %charge suddenly seem a lot more reasonable, as if the car as turned over a new leaf.

Side note. I have come to realize I should keep it charged out of responsibility to others. A few months ago, an old friend called me at work and asked me to visit his disabled aunt who was in a hospital about 30 miles away. Fortunately I had charged. I realized it could have been one of my daughters calling.


You may want to experiment with charge timers to get roughly 80% of a full charge, if that's all you need. Charging to full and leaving it that way a few hours every day may have a negative effect on the battery down the road.
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powersurge
Posts: 979
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:24 am
Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: The perfect commute

Fri May 11, 2018 6:07 am

You should not be charging to 100% at night to do a 16 mile one way commute in the morning.... being at 100% for the 12 hours of evening and night will affect your battery long term.

I have that car and that commute. I charge for 1/1/2 hours every morning when I wake up before I leave. I leave the car between 45-65% overnight. It is a little more work, but I think it will really keep your battery for years longer...

DaveinOlyWA
Posts: 13082
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Feb 2018
Leaf Number: 314199
Location: Olympia, WA
Contact: Website

Re: The perfect commute

Fri May 11, 2018 6:27 am

My commute has changed as well. Now I plug in first thing in the morning charging about 75 mins before leaving for work. RT distance is just under 24 miles. I usually start my 4 day work week with higher SOC around 60-65% but by end of 4 day week, I am down to the mid to upper 20's getting home.
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 8743 miles, 485 GIDs, 37.6 kwh 111.39 Ahr , SOH 96.49, Hx 114.98
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