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Re: What is your real world range with 40 and 62 KWH?

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:56 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
Anyone do more then 300 miles on a charge with the plus yet?

If you can get 5.2 miles/kWh at 59 miles per hour, it should be possible and not too painful.

Re: What is your real world range with 40 and 62 KWH?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:04 am
by lorenfb
DougWantsALeaf wrote:Anyone do more then 300 miles on a charge with the plus yet?

If you can get 5.2 miles/kWh at 59 miles per hour, it should be possible and not too painful.


My 2019 40 kWh got 7.1 miles/kWh the other day while doing 72.5 MPH.

Notes:
1. slight downhill grade
2. slight tail wind
3. partial coasting
4. drafting a semi
5. tire pressures @ 52 psi
6. windshield wipers removed
7. side mirrors folded inward

;) ;) ;)

Re: What is your real world range with 40 and 62 KWH?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 1:57 am
by DougWantsALeaf
that is some crazy hypermiling. Please don't hurt yourself, drafting too close.

Does removing the windshield wipers and folding the mirrors help?

Re: What is your real world range with 40 and 62 KWH?

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 5:29 pm
by Jerryr
Baltneu wrote:Enjoy the new car.

I also have range anxiety on my 2018 SL.
I lease, nothing I can do about it for another 2 1/2 years.


Not true. You can trade in a leased vehicle. There’s always a payoff figure. You don’t know if you don’t ask.

How well or poorly you do to end the lease depends on how the lease was structured. Cap Cost, residual value, money factor, cap cost reduction and acquisition fees calculate the lease payment. There’s also may be a disposition fee at the end if you don’t re-lease.

If you negotiated a low cap cost and high money factor you don’t get hurt much terminating the lease early. If your lease had a high cap cost and high acquisition fee getting out early could be costly.

I helped my daughter sell her leased Lexus back to a Lexus dealership after she got divorced and couldn’t afford the lease payment. She had 18 months remaining on the lease. She only had to give the dealership a check for $150 to walk away.

Re: What is your real world range with 40 and 62 KWH?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 4:02 pm
by umdkevin
I decided to run a range test on my 62 KWh for this thread, not scientific and I didn't run LeafSpy the whole time but a captured it at the end reporting 22.5 miles (88 GIDs / 6.8 kWh) remaining vs car reporting 9 miles (3%) when I decided to call it.

This was normal daily commute about 16 miles each way, very favorable temperatures this time of year ranging from 55 to 80.

I wouldn't say I was hyper-miling but I drove fairly efficiently, no hard accelerations etc.

Starting with a full charge (258 total range)
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64% remaining (88 miles traveled, 167 remaining, tracking to 255 total range)
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39% remaining (142 miles traveled, 102 remaining, tracking to 244 total range)
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22% remaining (179 miles traveled, 57 remaining, tracking to 236 total range)
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3% remaining (230 miles traveled, 9 remaining, tracking to 239 total range)
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LeafSpy at the end
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Re: What is your real world range with 40 and 62 KWH?

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 12:13 pm
by OrientExpress
5 to 6.5 miles/kWh of economy is about what I get as well when I'm driving a distance. Inter-city driving seems to come out at about 4.5-5 miles/kWh.

Re: What is your real world range with 40 and 62 KWH?

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 9:17 pm
by Jerryr
OrientExpress wrote:5 to 6.5 miles/kWh of economy is about what I get as well when I'm driving a distance. Inter-city driving seems to come out at about 4.5-5 miles/kWh.


I’ve never seen that kind of efficiency. I’m on my 3rd Leaf (2015/30, 2018/40 and 2019/62) and my lifetime average is 4.1 kWh.

Tonight I just finished a 120 mile trip with my 2019 SL Plus. I started at 90% charged and est 212 miles range on the dash.

The trip was max at 62 mph and averaged 55-62 mph. I arrived with only 54 miles left on the GOM and LeafSpy also agreed.

Headwinds at the first half of the trip and I was only showing 3.0 kWh at 60 mph. By the end of the trip it crept up to 3.3 kWh at 58 mph.

Re: What is your real world range with 40 and 62 KWH?

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 1:08 am
by stutech
On my plus I get a constant 3.8miles per kw average no matter what I do. Although my GOM averages 230-240 miles at the start, so it seems weird. I've inflated my tires to 43 psi, since my tires say 44psi max on them. So far I have 3980 miles on my plus, and my commute is mixed up and down hill as well as highway and city. I've taken it on 4 trips so far, and going 65mph I usually realistically get 230 miles to out of it, I could probably get more but im not willing to risk it. I've found pro pilot does a better job than me at moderating the pedal, although I prefer manual control. If you want more miles per kw I would say check your tire pressure. From the factory mine was lower than even the lame manufacture suggested psi.

Re: What is your real world range with 40 and 62 KWH?

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:36 am
by cwerdna
stutech wrote:On my plus I get a constant 3.8miles per kw
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If you want more miles per kw I would say check your tire pressure.

The correct units in this context are kWh, not "kw". The car's instrumentation uses the right units.

Re: What is your real world range with 40 and 62 KWH?

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:25 am
by webb14leafs
I get 4.1kWh on my '14 S. My commute is very consistent and is probably about 20 miles of 45-55mph, 20 miles of 65-75 and 5 miles of 35-40.

I keep my tires on the low end of the recommended range.