I've learned certain driving behaviors that will increase my miles/kWh. If the display included the number of kWh left, it may be a better reminder to adjust my driving behavior as needed, when needed.
, this is first thought I had on this... where I am coming from initially. Not at all trying to "get" Nissan or cause trouble for them, but rather trying to make a suggestion on vehicle improvement... just trying to figure out how much energy I have left and keep an eye on it... a cousin of the gauge that I can display as to miles/kWh at any given moment.
Does anyone know if Teslas or Volts or iMiEVs or CODAs display the estimated kWh remaining to drive on?
It appears that even brand new LEAF's have a wide variance in battery capacity. Right now, it looks like the GID meter is the only tool we have to take this measurement.
I didn't realize this variance could apply to new Leafs. I guess unfortunately I can see how this might make Nissan hesitate to display it. Still, ... I don't know that my/our suggestions are good ones in this area, but I request that they be given consideration.
Another business-minded way for Nissan to look at this is that if entire cottage industries inevitably spring up around certain early-adopter questions/suggestions on new products (EVSE upgrade to the charge cords, GID meters to gauge energy use, etc.) then this springing-up can be used by the manufacturer as a way to keep a short-list of potential improvement areas.