offtosleep wrote: SageBrush wrote:
IssacZachary wrote: I did this with Sagebrush's calculations of 4.5kWh per mile plus 0.5kWh every 300ft of climb. .
I think I was the first to flip this number
Should be 4.5 miles per kWh
OP may want to visit your thread to get a handle on the calcs. The change in elevation portion may not be intuitive, and is NET change.
That's where I'm confused. The calculations are NOT intuitive since I'm new to this stuff.
Are you familiar with miles per gallon? It's kind of similar. A gallon of gasoline contains over 33kWh of energy. So the 24kWh battery is less than a gallon of gasoline. Theoretically, if you go, let's say, 4 miles per kWh, and your battery has 24kWh, you should be able to go 4 x 24 = 96 miles on a full charge. If you are getting 3 miles per kWh then you can only go 3 x 24 = 72 miles on a full charge.
But here's the catch. You can never get the full 24kWh from your Leaf. Usually a good new battery will be limited to 21kWh. And as it degrades you'll get less and less. So if you still have 20kWh available then 4 miles per kWH = 80 miles range off of a full charge. 5 miles per kWh would be 100 miles off of a full charge.
Supposedly if you drive at exactly 50mph you use 4.5 miles per kWh, or 90 miles, per charge. If you drive faster that will be less. If you drive slower it will be more.
2013 SL 50,000 miles.
12 bars until 44,300 miles on June 2, 2017.
11 bars current.
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