soldcake
Posts: 68
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:47 am
Delivery Date: 19 Jun 2016
Leaf Number: 311414

Re: Road tripping from Portland to Seattle in a 2015 Leaf SL

Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:27 am

thumb up !!
Oct-2018 18650mi 72hr 91%SOH 75%Hx
Aug-2018 16169mi 74Ahr 93%Ahr 80%Hx (FW update)
May-2018 15553mi 68Ahr 86%SOH 80%Hx
Sep-2016 1050mi 74Ahr 93%SOH 89%Hx
2016 Leaf White SV + no premium package + rain visor + 40psi :roll:
(BayArea California)

agedmachine
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:32 am
Delivery Date: 28 Feb 2018
Leaf Number: 023601

Re: Road tripping from Portland to Seattle in a 2015 Leaf SL

Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:21 pm

Checking in from Tumwater Deli/Shell. I made it here with 20 miles range showing. 3 bars charge remaining, though I imagine it was right about to drop to 2..

The way out of Seattle was kind of slow moving, I piggybacked behind some semi trucks and kept it between 50-60mph most of the way. Didn’t use cruise control this time.

3 little trees popped up, and my average went from 4.3 to 4.4kWh.

Next stop, Castle Rock... guessing that will be no big deal, and certainly enough from there to get me home if this kind of performance keeps up.

The AeroVironment charger topped me up to 100% ~ 14.14kWh in 25 minutes...

Here goes...

agedmachine
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:32 am
Delivery Date: 28 Feb 2018
Leaf Number: 023601

Re: Road tripping from Portland to Seattle in a 2015 Leaf SL

Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:51 pm

Just got to Castle Rock — with 33 miles range left. I drove a little faster on this stretch, as to flow with traffic more - often 65-ish and sometimes 70.

I might have been able to make it to Woodburn, which is 29 miles further south — but it is some hilly terrain, so I figured it would be best not to press my luck, and I did enjoy the lunch place in Castle Rock that I’d stopped in during my last charging session here. (Lacey Rha’s)

The car reported an estimate of 101 miles range when I left Tumwater.. that gave me more joy than perhaps it should have. It’s also about 72 degrees out today, I had to roll my windows down a few times to keep the cabin cool...

This is all going very well!

agedmachine
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:32 am
Delivery Date: 28 Feb 2018
Leaf Number: 023601

Re: Road tripping from Portland to Seattle in a 2015 Leaf SL

Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:12 pm

Final stop — made it home from Castle Rock with 20 miles to spare. Did 60-65ish most of the way.

Ran into the beginnings of rush hour in Portland the last 5 miles or so.

Total trip time from Bothell to SE Portland was about 5.5hrs, and I spent probably a half hour longer than needed in Castle Rock while having lunch. It got up to 77 degrees outside at some points.

The car estimated 103 miles range when I powered it on in Castle Rock, again beating my highest ever reported range estimate.

That was fun, and now makes me far more willing to make that jaunt in the Leaf in the future.

camasleaf
Posts: 631
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:20 am
Delivery Date: 17 Jun 2011
Location: Camas, WA

Re: Road tripping from Portland to Seattle in a 2015 Leaf SL

Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:33 pm

I did Camas to Seattle three times, all on 2015 ans earlier Leaf models. It was fun the first time, and maybe the second. It was not so fun the third time. I would not want to have to stop more than once, look for an available and functional charger.

Last trip was with the Honda Clarity PHEV. 77MPG going, 56 MPG coming back, no charging at destination. That trip was the first time I pumped gas after 6 years. The dealer pumped the first tank. It did feel weird. It was at a Costco store, and while enjoying my slice of pizza, I was thinking that a Tesla could have been charging while I was eating. It was about a month and a half ago, I pumped 6 gallons and still have half tank. 1800 miles and the mpg average maxed at 200MPG. I still feel I made the right choice for us. The 2011 Leaf at 80,000 miles still covers our Camas, Vancouver and North Portland trips. Farther than that the Clarity is a better fit. I do charge the Clarity when a charger is available.
2011 SLe 06/17/11 Over 82000 miles 66%SOH 14.6kWh
2018 Honda Clarity PHEV $120 gasoline in 5600 miles
5.7kW DC System

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