red2000l wrote:The range is not misleading, that is what the car says based on how I drive. In city driving, I get just about that. Of course if you drive 80 miles an hour, the range will be much less. Nothing misleading about stating a fact that the car says it has that range available.
No way you're getting 73 miles of range with only 8 capacity bars left unless you're driving like a grandpa only going 25mph on a smooth level road on a 75 degree day! The EPA rating on a 2011 Leaf is 73 miles but that's with a brand new battery with all 12 bars in ideal driving conditions. Realistically you're looking at 40 to 50 miles of range (less at freeway speeds) on an 8 bar car.