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Real range estimator!

Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:23 am

I found out that one number I overlooked for two years actually is correct.
My 2014 Leaf does have REAL RANGE ESTIMATOR. I thought that it was something
else as manual said that but actually it is never off more than 5% if you drive as you did before.
If you press the blue triangle button on steering wheel you get "Driving range" screen:

Inside bubble range (89km on the photo) is accurate. Literally.
I drove 74km and lost 90% of range. It estimated that I could go another 9km on 10%.
It is also dynamic (it adjusts according to driving style).

I've tried it multiple times, sometimes it is off in one direction, sometimes in another, depending
on weather changing, speeds changing, style etc

Is that map available on 2011 Leafs?
Short range EVs <30kWh -- Medium range: 30-60kWh -- Long range: >60kWh
Charging: Trickle <3kW -- Normal 3-22kW -- Fast 50-100kW -- Supercharging >100kW

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Re: Real range estimator!

Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:13 am

Yes, this came up last year when another member here posted about it. The "inner circle estimate" is indeed as accurate as one could reasonably hope.

Funny: for the last several days I've meant to start a topic on the least-known Leaf Tips & Tricks. This was going to be one of the top three.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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