# of miles before losing the first battery capacity bar

0-10,000
7%
26
10,001-20,000
21%
78
20,001-30,000
29%
110
30,001-40,000
24%
88
40,001-50,000
11%
42
50,001-60,000
3%
12
60,001+
5%
18
 
Total votes: 374
User avatar
SalisburySam
Gold Member
Posts: 327
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:01 am
Delivery Date: 24 Feb 2012
Leaf Number: 018156
Location: Salisbury, NC

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:43 pm

Lost 2nd bar at about 10,900 miles.
Nissan 2012 LEAF SL, 13,500 miles, 9 bars, 70.4% SOH, 46.19 Ahr

Tesla Model 3: Long Range Rear Wheel Drive | Extended AutoPilot | Full Self-Driving
Delivered: July, 2018 | 10,500 miles
Get 1000 miles free Supercharging: https://ts.la/john70942

Falco
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:58 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Nov 2013
Leaf Number: 421997
Location: Chicagoland-Bensenville

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:02 pm

Lost first bar at 60K miles. I have 63K now.
2013 Brilliant Silver Nissan Leaf
2011 Nissan Xtera

muzek
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:18 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Nov 2017
Leaf Number: 308585
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:06 pm

Lost my first bar yesterday, with 77,250 km (48,000 miles). Sad day :shock:
2015 LEAF S purchased Nov. 1, 2017 with 64,840 km
"Sparky"
77,250 km AND 11/12 bars
EVSE JuiceBox Pro 40 (produced Dec. 2016)

jusgetalong
Posts: 17
Joined: Sun May 06, 2018 6:37 am
Delivery Date: 11 Apr 2018

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:39 pm

powersurge wrote:I have a 2015, going on 4 years of use in two more months, and 50,000 miles. I still have 12 bars, and 95% SOH. I've been very lucky..

powersurge what is your secret? How are you charging and to what levels? I think I am going to try to follow in your tire tracks with my 2018.
2018 Nissan Leaf SL
Garage Kept L2 Charged no L3
09/13/2019 (9230 miles) No Lost Bars ATT
Jupiter, Fl.

powersurge
Posts: 1423
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:24 am
Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:16 am

jusgetalong wrote:
powersurge wrote:I have a 2015, going on 4 years of use in two more months, and 50,000 miles. I still have 12 bars, and 95% SOH. I've been very lucky..

powersurge what is your secret? How are you charging and to what levels? I think I am going to try to follow in your tire tracks with my 2018.
Well, I almost exclusively use the Level II in my garage, and chargepoint stations. I Used a Level III fast QC about once a month when I go beyond my normal round trip. I think that it has also been important to not go below 25% charge. I also do not leave it charged for long periods. I set the car to start charging automatically at about 6 in the morning, and it is fully charged when I leave for work at 8-8:30 am. I get home from work in the afternoons with about 40%-%50 charge. I Plug the car into my charger overnight, but it does not charge until the morning.

I guess that the secret is to leave the car at 50% when you are not using it....

Reticuli
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu May 01, 2014 4:34 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Feb 2013
Leaf Number: 421182

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:01 pm

Lost my first bar at 83515 mi. Still haven’t lost the second. I’m at almost 109000 mi.

Reticuli
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu May 01, 2014 4:34 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Feb 2013
Leaf Number: 421182

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:12 pm

2013 s model manufactured in October 2013

arnis
Posts: 957
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:21 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Jul 2014
Leaf Number: 015896
Location: Estonia, Europe

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:36 am

Yesterday was the 5th anniversary of my 2014 Leaf. 148500km, 92200mi. Still haven't lost my first bar, SOH ~87%.

Secret sauce - keep it charged at 80% by default. You can charge as soon as you want (if battery is not hot).
Don't be afraid to drain down to 3% on weekly basis.
Don't be afraid to continue charging above 80% in winter to compensate for range loss due to cold weather BEFORE departure.
Keep temperature up to 5 bars for most of the time.
Do not recharge above low battery warning if above 7 bars. It's ok to continue the trip and quick charging until destination.
Rapid charge for short time - I often charged 10 minutes, just to reach destination or next charger. Then charge on 230V.
If battery is warm (6 bars or more) - be gentle - don't floor it, just drive fast, up to 105km/h(65mph) is really ok for gen1.
You won't build up more heat this way and you will lose heat after rapid charging.

Right now it is the hottest weather for my Leaf, 29*C in shade. Battery 29-32*C, 6 bars. I can't get above 6 bars without QC.
Short range EVs <30kWh -- Medium range: 30-60kWh -- Long range: >60kWh
Charging: Trickle <3kW -- Normal 3-22kW -- Fast 50-100kW -- Supercharging >100kW

SageBrush
Posts: 4588
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am
Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: NM

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:48 am

arnis wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:36 am
Secret sauce
-
Live in a cool climate
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
-----
2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018

Acura4Ever
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:47 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Mar 2018

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:29 am

lost my second bar @ 90k km or 55900 miles : Leaf 2013
Leaf 2013
Qc, Canada
2nd lost @ 90K Km

Return to “Range / Efficiency / Carwings”