powersurge wrote:I have a 2015 S. I get in general driving on Long Island (mostly flat) about 4.5 miles per KW. On the highway at 53 mph (nothing on) I get 5-5.5 miles per KW. When I use the heat (69 Degrees, two bars blower), It goes down to 3.5-4.0 miles per KW on the highway.
PS - I have been reading a few of the postings, and as a newcomer to this forum, I must say... OMG!! I cannot believe the microscopic calculations that some people have made of their cars and their driving! People, please, our cars are soo cheap to run, and we can charge for free on public charging stations. Who cares about the difference in some wheel diameters, etc. I bet none of us has ever worried this much of how much gas we were using?
When your "tank" contains the equivalent of a gallon of gas, or thereabouts, small differences in efficiency can make a significant difference in range and the overall utility of the car. If your daily driving is well below the range of the car, then there is little reason to care about efficiency, save for avoiding the unnecessary waste of energy. One thing you can do to improve the mileage efficiency and tire wear is to keep the tires at 40 psi at least; I generally use 42 and others go higher (but cold weather in recent days likely has my tire pressure lower than that). The 36 psi recommended by Nissan is too low.
All I care about is that I reset the mileage computer when I start my trip and that I continue to get a consistent "overall miles" per KW on my daily trip. When that number changes, I will look into a possible problem.
That number will change as the weather gets colder or you have to deal with snow and wind. The range of the LEAF is significantly reduced by very cold weather and sloppy driving conditions, as well as running the heater, as you know. If your range isn't limiting — as mine is — it isn't a big deal.