NavyCuda wrote:I’ve been noticing on my 2018 SL that using propilot seems to use more charge. My commute to work is 94km one way. If I use propilot and go no faster than 95km/h I’ll get to work with 56-58% remaining. If I drive myself and don’t exceed 105km/h I’ll get to work with 63-65% remaining.
This has been verified with multiple trips and myself and my wife driving.
Anyone else notice this?
Based on calculations I have done previously using a 1000-W processing load
(the maximum I consider conceivable in a modern car), it would take about three hours to consume 10% of the energy in the 2018 LEAF's battery. It appears your one-way commute only lasts about an hour or so, so it seems unlikely the extra 7% is due to processing.
Perhaps about 1% of the loss is due to processing and the rest is due to driving inefficiency.