GRA wrote:...a car with a battery that makes it essentially a 3 year throwaway.
Further evidence that long-term ICE dependence may cause cognitive decline...?
Back on-topic, still no problem for me to make 100+ mile trips in my LEAF in my regular capacity tests, using only the ~88% (from "100%" to ~VLBW) of my total ("100%" to turtle) available capacity, when not restricted by low ambient and battery pack temperatures.
My ~four year old LEAF's first 100+ mile trip of the season was on 4/19/15 when I traveled 102.9 odometer miles, and (more accurately) ~103.4 miles, requiring ~6800 ft. total ascent and descent, as calculated by Google maps, ending at ~VLBW.
I'll eventually write up a more complete update to my last post here:
edatoakrun (page 75) Four more 100+ mile trips since my last posting last Spring on p 71.
That makes 22 total 100+ mile-on-an-"100%"-charge trips on my LEAF (not including the multiple 100+ mile trips utilizing net descent) the last eight made after losing capacity bar 12 last August...
4/19/15 was my last 100+ mile trip with 11 battery bars, as I finally lost the 11th bar ~ 2 weeks ago, during a trip to the Bay area. No problems with range on that trip either, and I never even saw the VLBW.
So, barring unforeseen circumstances, my next 100+ mile drive will be the first from my 10 bar battery.