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I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:12 pm

On the lines of "I Beat EPA's 2.9 m/kwh" thread.

Have you got more than 73 miles of range on a single charge ? No, we aren't talking about estimated range based on current m/kwh - but the actual miles driven since last charge. Time to boast about it.

The format I'd suggest is ...

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Total Miles Driven :
Date               : (Approximate)
Leaf End Condition : (Normal/Battery Low/Battery Very Low/Turtle/Stalled)
Route / Terrain    : (eg. To city xyz & back using I-123 and state highway 456. 500 ft elevation gain/loss)
Speed              : (actual mix of speeds. Eg 30% @ 70 mph, 70% @ 40 mph)
Weather            : (temperature/rain/use of climate control)
Miles/KWh          : (on the Leaf dash, not carwings. Reset m/kwh before starting the trip)
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range

Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:16 pm

I did about 85+ on the freeway this weekend to Healdsberg driving under 60 with no air conditioning, only fan on low. I would not doubt I could have gone further by my estimates but it was far enough once the car broke down:)

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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:29 pm

My first day with the Leaf, I needed to run some errands in Modesto and drove about 80 miles and ended up with 25 miles remaining estimate. The fourth bar just disapeared and I had three remaining meaning I had about 25% left. Mostly highway travel on hwy 99 at speeds just under 60mph. Nice sunny day, but only ran the fan with fresh air because I did not want to have the car fail me again by using the A/C.

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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:38 pm

The purpose of the EPA estimate is to advise consumers on what they should expect, not what is possible under best possible conditions.

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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:04 am

Googler wrote:The purpose of the EPA estimate is to advise consumers on what they should expect, not what is possible under best possible conditions.
I for one still welcome Leaf users actual range experience and how they got it no matter what the EPA range is. Same for the miles per kilowatt hour.

That being said I feel that 73 miles total is a pretty good number when someone asks me what the longest commute I would recommend for the Leaf on one charge to someone that has no experience with an EV.
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:31 am

First Long Trip Experience:
(Day two of ownership)

3/31, sunny day, 68 degrees out, didn't use heater or AC on this trip--Left San Carlos, CA with 100% charge showing 111 miles estimated range and headed to Half Moon Bay. By the time we reached Skyline@Highway 92 (approx altitude 700') we had 71 miles range left. Down the backside of 92 and into Half Moon Bay, regen topped the range at 92 remaining (actual miles from our house to Half Moon Bay is 12.7 miles).

We ate lunch and headed down Highway 1 to Pescadero. Range left was 71 miles. Ate some olallieberry pie (best pie I have ever eaten) from Duate's Tavern and Cafe http://www.duartestavern.com They are known for the pie and artichoke soup, as well as the olallieberry syrup with the pancakes.

Headed back to Half Moon Bay with slight rolling hills and an ocean breeze headwinds. At this point the Leaf had 47 miles remaining at Half Moon Bay.

Finally, headed back up 92 hill to the summit at Skyline. At this point we had 21 miles remaining. Now, I had a bit of range anxiety but it was downhill for several miles, then a 3/4 mile uphill and another several miles downhill into Belmont. The rest of the trip was a few rolling hills back into San Carlos with 34 miles remaining. (total round trip was 61 miles)

This was our first major trip and a test run. It seems the miles given on the range meter are a bit off.

One note: I wish the regen was more powerful on steep downhills. Even with light braking I'd like more regen to slow the car down.
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:42 am

I've moved discussions about leaf regen vs prius regen to its own thread. Let us keep this thread clean and to the point.
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:06 pm

Hello gasmiser 1 I live in El Granada, north of HMB, and we recently passed a westbound (on Hwy 92) red Leaf. Must have been you. I thought for only the second day of ownership you were rather daring going all the way to Pescadero. My Leaf arrives April 14th and now I have confidence that a trip to Pescadero is maybe OK. Also very odd is the fact that I own a 2005 Prius and a 2000 Insight (and a 2005 civic hybrid). I, like you, will be as ready as anyone for $5.00+ a gallon gas. And finally on the lighter side - at the El Granada post office the other day I saw the largest pickup truck I've ever seen protruding from the curb. It was a Dodge Ram 3500, Super Duty, 4X4 with SIX tires. And as usual it wasn't hauling any cargo and there was only one driver. Wonder what his MPG figure is?

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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:48 pm

gasmiser1 wrote:The rest of the trip was a few rolling hills back into San Carlos with 34 miles remaining. (total round trip was 61 miles)

So, in this trip you didn't beat the 73 miles EPA range, right ?
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Re: I Beat EPA's 73 Mile Range : Report your experience

Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:15 pm

evnow wrote:
gasmiser1 wrote:The rest of the trip was a few rolling hills back into San Carlos with 34 miles remaining. (total round trip was 61 miles)

So, in this trip you didn't beat the 73 miles EPA range, right ?

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I guess I forgot to mention a couple more trips to Redwood City and Palo Alto that evening via surface streets, and then pulled back into the garage will 11 "estimated miles" remaining and on the last red line of range--total for the day was 61 miles(long trip) plus another 21 miles(shorter 2 trips) for a day total of 82 actual miles and 11 "estimated remaining".
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