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Estimated range

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:10 am
by Bouldergramp
The participants in this forum sure use a lot of arcane abbreviations! Apparently GOM stands for guess-o-meter but I may be wrong.
Anyway, when I bought my new 2018 Leaf S in September last year a night of charging usually resulted in an estimated range of about 154-160 miles. Now that number is typically 177-184 miles...interesting.

Re: Estimated range

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:17 am
by WetEV
Bouldergramp wrote:The participants in this forum sure use a lot of arcane abbreviations! Apparently GOM stands for guess-o-meter but I may be wrong.
Anyway, when I bought my new 2018 Leaf S in September last year a night of charging usually resulted in an estimated range of about 154-160 miles. Now that number is typically 177-184 miles...interesting.


GOM is Guess-o-meter, a phrase and abbreviation long predating the LEAF. Any range estimation device is a GOM.

Warmer weather means longer estimated ranges. As does more efficient driving.

Re: Estimated range

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:04 am
by SageBrush
WetEV wrote:
Bouldergramp wrote:The participants in this forum sure use a lot of arcane abbreviations! Apparently GOM stands for guess-o-meter but I may be wrong.
Anyway, when I bought my new 2018 Leaf S in September last year a night of charging usually resulted in an estimated range of about 154-160 miles. Now that number is typically 177-184 miles...interesting.


GOM is Guess-o-meter, a phrase and abbreviation long predating the LEAF. Any range estimation device is a GOM.

Warmer weather means longer estimated ranges. As does more efficient driving.

As does a change in route before charging that reduces energy/distance.

Re: Estimated range

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:08 am
by Astros
SageBrush wrote:As does a change in route before charging that reduces energy/distance.


Yes, though the 2018+ models are far less susceptible to that kind of range inflation. They significantly changed the algorithm behind the GOM, and it is far more accurate than before.

Re: Estimated range

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 4:10 pm
by SageBrush
Astros wrote:
SageBrush wrote:As does a change in route before charging that reduces energy/distance.


Yes, though the 2018+ models are far less susceptible to that kind of range inflation. They significantly changed the algorithm behind the GOM, and it is far more accurate than before.

Good to hear.

My wife still finds it unsettling to charge up to 80% in our 24 kWh battery LEAF, drive 5 miles to the gym and upon return find the GOM at 40 miles even though the battery sits at 12 bars of capacity (though admittedly not for long.) My explanation that the GOM is relying on the trip home with its 1000 ft climb is accepted ... sort of. She only really forgave the LEAF after I convinced her to ignore the GOM and rely on the SoC.