MartinChico
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Most Miles on Still-Operating Leaf?

Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:20 pm

I've searched as well as possible, but I can't find an answer to my question; I hope I'm not double-posting.

What is the highest mileage Leaf--as reported here--that is still operating? In other words, how long can I expect my Leaf to still be functioning, albeit at a much lower range? 80k miles? 90k? 100k?

(I see a number of Leafs that have been "retired" at 40k or 50k miles, and this makes me a little nervous.)

Thanks!

Martin
2015 Leaf S w/QC, Mfd 09/2014; purchased Dec. 22, 2014

TimLee
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Re: Most Miles on Still-Operating Leaf?

Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:29 am

TaylorSFGuy in Pacific Northest.
His last post on 19Dec2014 had the following in the signature:
TaylorSFGuy wrote:Mileage as of October 24, 2014 is 132,000 - 177 GID at 100%

Takes the right climate, a long commute, he has charging at work, and he has a lot of demonstrated patience to wait for lots of DCQCs to keep using degraded capacity LEAF for a long commute.

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

cwerdna
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Re: Most Miles on Still-Operating Leaf?

Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:09 am

MartinChico wrote:(I see a number of Leafs that have been "retired" at 40k or 50k miles, and this makes me a little nervous.)

Examples?

Yep, TaylorSFGuy is the North American record holder than I'm aware of but I believe he switched to a '14 Leaf now. I believe the '11 might be relegated to shorter range duties (for his wife?)...

'13 Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)
'06 Prius

Please don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

MartinChico
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Re: Most Miles on Still-Operating Leaf?

Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:53 am

cwerdna wrote:
MartinChico wrote:(I see a number of Leafs that have been "retired" at 40k or 50k miles, and this makes me a little nervous.)

Examples?


Here is a recent example:

Forum: Range / Efficiency / Carwings
Topic: 2014 Leaf battery monthly capacity values
Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:54 amDaveinOlyWA wrote:
44,598 miles on 2011 LEAF (retired) 2013 LEAF;16,022 miles.


Now that I'm reading this, I suspect that owners are using the word "retired" for traded-in or sold, not "disposed of."
2015 Leaf S w/QC, Mfd 09/2014; purchased Dec. 22, 2014

MartinChico
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Re: Most Miles on Still-Operating Leaf?

Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:56 am

TimLee wrote:TaylorSFGuy in Pacific Northest.
His last post on 19Dec2014 had the following in the signature:
TaylorSFGuy wrote:Mileage as of October 24, 2014 is 132,000 - 177 GID at 100%

Takes the right climate, a long commute, he has charging at work, and he has a lot of demonstrated patience to wait for lots of DCQCs to keep using degraded capacity LEAF for a long commute.


Thanks very much, Tim.

Is there a thread here that is something along the lines of "Highest Mileage..."?
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TimLee
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Re: Most Miles on Still-Operating Leaf?

Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:02 am

MartinChico wrote:...
Is there a thread here that is something along the lines of "Highest Mileage..."?

I had not seen one till this one.

Most of the LEAF retirements have been end of lease returns.
Those go to auction.
Apparently quite a few of those are being exported to Norway.

Have been a few that purchased that sold.
Some to upgrade to newer LEAF, but most like myself found that to be a big $ hit and did not do it.
Some have sold due to range issues.
One person sold because they have a Tesla S now and didn't have room or need for the four year "old" LEAF.
Oh to be so unfortunate to "retire" a LEAF that way ;)

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

TaylorSFGuy
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Re: Most Miles on Still-Operating Leaf?

Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:14 am

There are other drivers that put the mileage on faster than me but aren't as consistent. Look at Carwings info. My name for the 2014 is SteveM2. But I think I still have the highest mileage on an operating LEAF.
I took the 2011 to work this week. It isn't getting many miles now but drove just as it always has.

65 miles is too far now as I did have to stop twice each way. Have been spoiled with the new one and had forgotten what a PITA that can be. I will update the signature with new mileage info later.

I'm hopeful that higher capacity batteries become an option for us early adopters but that is a subject for another posting.
Mileage as of May 19, 2016 is 150,000 - 147 GID at 100%

Ordered Jan. 21, 2011 Delivered May 13, 2011

Number of months with highest mileage on Carwings - 23

First LEAF to 100,000 Miles in USA if not worldwide
First non commercial LEAF to 150,000 Miles

MartinChico
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Re: Most Miles on Still-Operating Leaf?

Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:57 pm

TaylorSFGuy wrote:... Look at Carwings info. My name for the 2014 is SteveM2. ....


Sorry for my ignorance, but how do I do this? (I don't have a Carwings account; I don't have a Carwings-equipped LEAF.)

Thanks.
2015 Leaf S w/QC, Mfd 09/2014; purchased Dec. 22, 2014

cwerdna
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Re: Most Miles on Still-Operating Leaf?

Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:04 pm

TimLee wrote:Most of the LEAF retirements have been end of lease returns.
Those go to auction.
Apparently quite a few of those are being exported to Norway.

Yep on the 1st point and most likely on most of the lease returns.

Yep, some have ended up in Norway but it's unclear what the numbers really are.

At the beginning, IIRC, if one wanted to lease a Leaf, only 3-year leases were possible. Nissan added 2-year leases long ago.

Mine will very likely be turned in at the end of my 2 year/24K mile lease as the residual is nutty (too high). If Nissan gives $5K off the residual AND I can apply for $2500 CVRP (2 year leases are ineligible), that might change my mind. I did get snail mail about extending my lease for another year.... if I can do that AND get CVRP, I might.

Re: DaveinOlyWA, I don't recall his personal situation but from skimming http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2013/12 ... 8-you.html, it looks like he returned his '11 at the end of the lease.

'13 Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)
'06 Prius

Please don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

FairwoodRed
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Re: Most Miles on Still-Operating Leaf?

Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:21 pm

MartinChico wrote:I've searched as well as possible, but I can't find an answer to my question; I hope I'm not double-posting.

What is the highest mileage Leaf--as reported here--that is still operating? In other words, how long can I expect my Leaf to still be functioning, albeit at a much lower range? 80k miles? 90k? 100k?

(I see a number of Leafs that have been "retired" at 40k or 50k miles, and this makes me a little nervous.)

Thanks!

Martin


I have 74K on mine and still going strong. My capacity is currently at 76%. Last January, my commute changed from 53 miles with no charging to 40 miles with workplace charging and my degradation seems to have slowed down. I don't have any current plans to stop driving, but I am trying to set aside money for a replacement pack in a few years.

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