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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:02 am

My 2015 Leaf S that I purchased at the end of my lease appears to have dropped its first bar at 20,000 miles.

Weirdly, driving off fully charged displays 11 bars. After driving 5 miles or so, the 12th bar reappears.

Residential Driving: 90+ miles on the GOM. 85 miles or a little less in the real world. I never drive it much below 12-20 miles

Mixed Highway/Residential: 70 miles...maybe. Driving more than 60 mph appears to rapidly drain the battery. A round trip to Atlanta airport is about 63 miles from my home...mostly on the interstate...and I have avoided attempting it in the last 6 months. I don't even consider turning on the heater on that run.

Mind you, my Miles per KWh is always in the range 4.2 - 5.6

SOH: 84.67%

The tires are inflated to 41 lbs. and carefully monitored via Leaf Spy Pro. I have long supported the notion that tire inflation is probably one of the main factors in still getting the range I do despite the car being 4 years old. The Bridgestone tires are very worn on some edges.

As spring rolls through Georgia, I do notice my range increasing, if only a bit. But we only dip to 20-30F degrees a few times a year, so it's nothing like those of you living in cold climates.
Atlanta, GA
2015 Leaf S

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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:32 pm

What you are seeing is normal. The 12th bar will play 'hide & seek' for a while, then vanish forever.
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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:04 am

I have a 2018 Model S with roughly 12,000 miles on it.

My range varies significantly on a full charge from about 100 miles to 170 miles. My average is somewhere around 120-130 miles, which is significantly less than the 152 mile range that I though I would get when I bought the car.

I can only get 170 miles out of a charge if I'm driving reasonable speeds on flat surfaces with the AC off, which is almost never. I've read on this forum that some people get over 5 Kwh efficiency, but I've never seen that on my Leaf.

The guess-o-meter is completely useless. After one year, I can make a pretty good estimate of how many miles I can get based on weather and driving style.

I do like the car and may decide to keep it after the lease is up. However, I was hoping to take it on ski trips, but with only 100 miles of range in cold whether and lots of hills, I don't think the car will make it.

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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:14 am


Jump over to the 40 and 62 kWh range experiences thread. Lots of ancillary stories there.

In my 19 + at minimal freeway speeds (55) I am also not at 5 yet (have a couple tricks left to try), partially I think due to the extra weight.

Around town 5 and above is easily doable(even with the heavy car), but the key is still gentle acceleration and managing decelerations to preserve momentum where possible.
2013 SV Black
Miles: 35000
Average Carwings/Dash Efficiency: 4.5-6.5M/KWh (summer) ~2.8-3.9 winter
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87), Max distance 120 miles

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