philipscoggins wrote:Level 1 doesn't supply all the power that the heater needs, so some has to come from the battery.
Level 2 would do it.
danev wrote:I live in NW WA and I am considering replacing my Honda Fit with a used 2013-14 Leaf. I am comfortable with the range for my daily driving. However there are two trips I at least once a month that I wonder if a Leaf would be adequate; especially if at night in the rain when I would be using headlights, wipers & probably some heat & window defrosting to minimize fogging in WA winter months (35-55 F).
Trip 1: 70 miles 30 freeway at 65, 70% 2 lane black top averaging 50 mph. I am pretty confident I could make this on a single charge but would love to hear from experienced owners
Trip 2: 90 miles 90% freeway averaging 65 mph. Odds of making it on a single charge seem low but again would love to hear from experienced owners
sailordave wrote:I just a bought a new-to-me 2012 Leaf with 22,000 miles and love it. The battery gauge is still showing all bars for capacity, and the available range is working out perfectly for my 56 mile round-trip commute.
My experience over the first 4 days of commuting:
Starting SOC : 100% (Level 1 charge, still waiting for home based level 2)
Range (till battery low) : 3 bars left showing about 20 to 30 miles after 56 mile commute
Range (till turtle) : I won't do this!
Efficiency : 4.2 miles/Kwh
Driving : 50% of drive is stop-and-go city with speeds up to 50mph. Remaining 50% is steady 60mph (cruise control) on freeway.
Climate : 82deg (and humid) on trip to work, 90+deg (and humid) on return trip.
A/C running lightly on trip in, working very hard on return trip. I had range anxiety on my first commute, but the car is performing very consistently with 20 to 30 mile reserve when I return after driving almost exactly 56 miles. Its perfect for my circumstance.
dfscott wrote:philipscoggins wrote:Level 1 doesn't supply all the power that the heater needs, so some has to come from the battery.
Level 2 would do it.
Ahh.. good to know. Time to put on a coat and turn off the timer.