# of miles before losing the first battery capacity bar

0-10,000
6%
18
10,001-20,000
23%
64
20,001-30,000
34%
94
30,001-40,000
23%
63
40,001-50,000
7%
20
50,001-60,000
3%
9
60,001+
3%
9
 
Total votes: 277
javan
Posts: 84
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:45 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Jul 2012
Leaf Number: 022207
Location: Trinidad, CA

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

Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:55 am

Just lost my first bar at 38,800 miles on my 2012 on the far north coast of California. My range is still 60-65 miles for the most part. Love my Leaf, and we will keep it for local driving even though we have a Tesla Model X on order.
14 BP 225 watt solar panels on the house roof.

Publius
Posts: 141
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:27 pm
Delivery Date: 04 Jan 2013
Leaf Number: 025447
Location: Rochester, NY

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

Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:55 am

My 2012 LEAF lost its first bar yesterday. 28,000 miles. Located in NY.
2015 Pacific Blue e-Golf SEL
Former 2012 Cayenne Red LEAF SL
Member of the 100 Mile Club

Martytdi
Posts: 21
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:05 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Sep 2012
Leaf Number: 18464
Location: Central Connecticut

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

Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:44 pm

My 2012 LEAF lost its first bar last summer with 24,000 miles. Second bar this summer with 32000 miles. I'm hoping this won't be a annual summer event. Also not pleased with the lack of regen. It looks to be at 30%-50% of what it was new. Good thing they didn't cut the power that much.

baustin
Posts: 415
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:23 pm
Delivery Date: 09 Mar 2015
Leaf Number: 402162
Location: North Las Vegas, NV

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

Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:41 pm

I noticed my first bar missing on October 5th at 21,302 miles. The car was manufactured January 2013. It spent the first two years in Georgia, and then was shipped out here after auction. Leaf Spy was showing 52.06 AHr, 79% SOH, and 74.56% HX at 96.7% SOC and 21,536 miles on October 11th. I usually charged to 80% for the first six months. I'm now working a new job and charge to 100% on Monday and Thursday mornings, and to 80% the other days. I have charging set to start at 2am daily. This has been a long, hot summer. We were still hitting upper 90's in October.
2013 Leaf SV - Cayenne Red - QC Port - LED Headlights

Yodrak
Posts: 491
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:01 am
Delivery Date: 12 Mar 2015
Leaf Number: 402954
Location: St Louis, MO

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

Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:49 pm

My 2013 Leaf lost its 1st bar somewhere around 19,000-19,500 miles. I bought it used back around March with ~13,000 miles, previously owned and operated in Dallas. At that time the SOH was 87% where it remained until about 19,000 miles, now I'm about to hit 20,000 miles and the SOH is 83-84%, so a sudden drop in a short time.
Khun Yodrak
2013 SL

RePo
Posts: 107
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:55 am
Delivery Date: 28 Mar 2013
Leaf Number: 404201
Location: Houston, TX

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

Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:56 pm

My car is just like Yodrak and Baustin. Born Feb '13, used in Houston it's whole life. First bar gone at 18,600 miles, Second gone at 26k, and now third gone at 31k. Headed straight to the 4th soon and a new warranty lizard battery on the horizon.
Found my super black 2013 Leaf.

RottenMutt
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:10 pm
Delivery Date: 22 Jan 2014
Leaf Number: 423504

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

Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:26 pm

Lost first bar at 19,680 miles and 81% SOH, i'm in fort worth, texas.
2013 Leaf S, mfg date 11/13

RonDawg
Posts: 2611
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:46 am
Delivery Date: 11 Jan 2013
Leaf Number: 027089
Location: SoCal

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

Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:09 pm

34 months and 10 days, and 26,435 miles for me. Effectively I probably lost that bar at the end of the last (and very hot) summer, as that top bar would disappear very quickly. I was also noticing that occasionally a 100% charge would only yield me 11 bars.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL

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tomsax
Forum Supporter
Posts: 102
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:33 pm
Delivery Date: 21 Sep 2011
Leaf Number: 8847
Location: Sammamish, WA

Plug In America LEAF Battery Survey

Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:47 pm

For more information about miles, years, climate, driving, charging and capacity bars, see the Plug In America LEAF battery survey. There's a paper from 2012 on the results page.

I'm planning to look at the data for a follow-up analysis in the next couple of months, so now would be a great time to send in a report or update.

If you have submitted a report previously, you can use the update form, otherwise use the survey form.
Tom Saxton
Sammamish, WA

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tomsax
Forum Supporter
Posts: 102
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:33 pm
Delivery Date: 21 Sep 2011
Leaf Number: 8847
Location: Sammamish, WA

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

Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:27 am

Here's the equivalent graph of odometer readings at the loss of the first capacity bar from the Plug In America LEAF battery survey, with 114 vehicles reporting.

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Since we don't know anything else about the vehicles in this thread's poll, there's no way to tell how much overlap there is between the two sets of data.

Here's the graph of reported odometers at the loss of the second capacity bar.

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Tom Saxton
Sammamish, WA

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