rawhog
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:08 am

Beachcliffs wrote:Rawhog - I don't see your moniker on Where'sMyLeaf. Is your info on spreadsheet, yet?


On the map, it is listed as Rawshog.
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Beachcliffs
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:53 pm

rawhog wrote:If you are reffering to the Google map, I did put it on there. I was told by the people at Nissan of Vacaville, that they had four orders for Leaves. But, when I went to the map, only one other person from Vacaville area was on it.



Not referring to the map, but instead to the spreadsheet that Turbo so graciously maintains. Here is link for your input data (I think)...
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHkzQmlFS1g5UGU1c044WGxTM05naUE6MQ#gid=0
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:10 pm

I've been getting an easy 100+ range on my LEAF. That's in eco mode and driving carefully. I use the AC or heater some, but not much. Learn to hypermile and you'll see a marked difference in range. As others have said, you'll get a lot of miles (40+) in 8 hours on 120V.

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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:15 pm

PaulScott wrote:I've been getting an easy 100+ range on my LEAF. That's in eco mode and driving carefully. I use the AC or heater some, but not much. Learn to hypermile and you'll see a marked difference in range. As others have said, you'll get a lot of miles (40+) in 8 hours on 120V.


Yes, but Paul, you are a very experienced EV driver. Care to share your most effective tips?
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mwalsh
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:20 pm

rawhog wrote:I will be able to leave it plugged in for 8 hours before time to head home. So, from what you are saying. I should get back 32 miles while at work. Therefore, if I base this on what I have been reading (60-70 miles per charge). I sholud be able to make the round trip barely. That is using 60 miles as the expected range. Does this sound about right?


I can get a fair bit further than 60 miles @ 65mph. But that's down here, with the current mild weather meaning no real reason to use heat or air. With 8 hours of trickle, I have no doubt you'll be just fine no matter what.
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Boomer23
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:28 pm

rawhog wrote:If you are reffering to the Google map, I did put it on there. I was told by the people at Nissan of Vacaville, that they had four orders for Leaves. But, when I went to the map, only one other person from Vacaville area was on it.


No he's referring to the spreadsheet at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1949.

If you'll enter your information on the spreadsheet using the input form listed, you'll also be put on the Where's My Leaf page.
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:50 pm

Beachcliffs wrote:
PaulScott wrote:I've been getting an easy 100+ range on my LEAF. That's in eco mode and driving carefully. I use the AC or heater some, but not much. Learn to hypermile and you'll see a marked difference in range. As others have said, you'll get a lot of miles (40+) in 8 hours on 120V.


Yes, but Paul, you are a very experienced EV driver. Care to share your most effective tips?


I'll give you some basics here, but this is a good site for tips, videos, etc. http://www.hypermilingforum.com/.

I tend to allow enough time to get to my destination without hurrying. This allows me to drive slower overall and to have less stress when driving. Accelerating gently in eco mode is encouraged. Watching for the traffic flow in front of you so you can coast when it's clear there are people stopping, or a traffic light that is about to change before you get to it is also good to do.

On the freeway, I always leave 5-6 lengths between me and the next car. Sure, sometimes people will take the space, but in heavy traffic you'd be surprised at how seldom that happens. When the car in front brakes, I coast. Usually, the car in front of me has moved away before I get too close. The game here is to not use your brakes. Try not to use the brakes because the regen is not as efficient as freewheel coasting which is not available on the LEAF (that I can tell, my RAV has it and it helps to eke out a bit more efficiency).

That's it in a nutshell. It's all about the physics.

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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:55 pm

Herm wrote:Heck, be an example and slow down to 55mph, you may see many gasoline drivers joining you.


Let me know how that works out.
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:00 pm

Actually if anyone is a true EV advocate, the *worst* thing you can do is drive around conservatively in a Leaf. That will only propagate the stigma.

Better to be running with the herd, even better to be passing everything in sight. :D
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:14 pm

If you have a long freeway commute it is hard to be the "slow poke" that is holding everyone up. I find a marked difference in mileage doing 60 instead of 65. However, because the traffic wants to do 65+, I stay up with traffic and then when I see a truck or other car doing less, I fall in behind so that anyone behind me will tend to blame the slow poke that's ahead of me. It removes some of the rage if they don't think you are the direct cause.
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