sergio213 wrote:Hi everyone from New Jersey,
I just bought my new Leaf 2017 using 10K+7.5K program discount. When I got a car from a dealer I saw 131 miles for driving on the meter. Today I drove about 20 miles and I still have 120 miles to drive. How it is possible? Did a dealer overcharged batteries or this is an error of meter? How long I will have that reading?
Ignore the guess-o-meter. Its numbers fluctuate based on how you've been driving recently. So if you've driven 20 miles and the GOM still shows 120 miles remaining, it just means you've been going downhill or never exceeded 30mph during that trip. Whatever the reason, just ignore it.
Switch the odometer screen to show % charge remaining. That's a better gauge of miles remaining. Although things like terrain and weather will affect the actual miles you'll get, if you charge daily, you won't care anymore after about a week of driving as you'll get a feel for what 100+ miles of range really feels like. Your non-commuting weekend trips might take a little planning though, but after a while, you should get a pretty good feel for how far you can go just by the number of bars of charge you have left.
You'll have to adjust this expectation over the years though as the battery degrades, but it'll be gradual. Enjoy your leaf!