In +10 +20C (ideal weather) I could complete my long-distance drive: 123km/76mi
90% of that was at exactly 93km/h / 58mph
(GPS data). I arrived with 5% to spare.
Leaf was new then, exactly 22kWh fully charged. 2014 Leaf.
I still managed to do this in 2015. Almost turtle (0,5-0,7kWh left). Tires were at 60% SOH
Half worn tires do cut consumption for few percents. Nothing extreme.
I can clearly tell that I won't be able to do this at maximum speed this year but it is not important.
3 ChaDeMo chargers along the route. I should mention I was never able to get home in one
shot as charging for 60 minutes at destination (ChaDeMo maximum) will charge up to 90-95%.In -20C/-4F winter range drops exactly 1/3
. Heater is used moderately, just to keep windows clean and
cabin reasonable. It doesn't matter is there a heat pump or not as heat pump is disabled below -15C/5F.
Cheap high-rolling resistant winter tires might cut more. I recommend high-end Nokians. I have almost
identical results with stock summer tires compared to Hakkapeliittas
I'm at 95% SOH today, 48000km / 29 900 miles. I keep my tires at around 2.5bar / 36psi. 61QCs