alozzy
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Re: Impressive 2018 real life range.

Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:42 am

You can probably chalk that up to the lower Cd and possibly to better regen - mostly the former I think, as that saves a lot of energy at highway speeds.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Impressive 2018 real life range.

Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:25 am

Higher efficiency is partially higher regen for sure. The REAL question is "will that regen still be awesome with 8 bars?" If so, I can see buying my 40 kwh LEAF even with a 5% (previously unacceptable in shorter range LEAFs) annual degradation.

I measured 67 KW in regen coming down Snoqualmie. But the best part is the regen is also higher in B mode as well. Not as much as E Pedal but definitely much higher than my previous 24 and 30 kwh LEAFs.

And despite all that; I am averaging 4 mph higher on freeway jaunts. Granted this is a bit "clouded" because my old job forced me to coming home during peak traffic messes for LONG stretches while the new job has the same traffic issues but for only 6 miles of freeway.

But I did have my 2018 for two months before changing jobs and despite it being Winter (greatest efficiency variability) I started seeing my "target" 4.5 miles per kwh even on days that should have been in the low 4's.
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 11,987 miles, 485 GIDs, 37.6 kwh 110.89 Ahr , SOH 96.00, Hx 115.22
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Re: Impressive 2018 real life range.

Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:19 am

For my 2018 SL, going on two months now, range on one charge has consistently been 165-175 miles for daily commutes.
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hyperionmark
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Re: Impressive 2018 real life range.

Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:10 am

I concur with the rest of you guys. Just got our 2018 and range is amazing. Even good enough that it has me planning midwest roadtrips, which is saying something considering everything is spread out around here and not many charging stations yet.

APCPA
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Re: Impressive 2018 real life range.

Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:31 am

Continuing the theme, I am showing 4.5 mi/kWh after 2 weeks driving with A/C on 50% of the time, mixed driving. 180 miles if Leaf self-reporting is accurate and all 40 kWh is available.

DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Impressive 2018 real life range.

Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:12 pm

APCPA wrote:Continuing the theme, I am showing 4.5 mi/kWh after 2 weeks driving with A/C on 50% of the time, mixed driving. 180 miles if Leaf self-reporting is accurate and all 40 kWh is available.

38 kwh available
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 11,987 miles, 485 GIDs, 37.6 kwh 110.89 Ahr , SOH 96.00, Hx 115.22
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