SageBrush wrote:sciencegirl wrote:I'm still tempted but I really need to be able to go 70-80 miles on a charge.
Unlikely in inclement weather
Agreed. At least not on a 24 kWh battery car like this one. I wouldn't even recommend 80 miles on w/a new 24 kWh battery (no degradation) unless it's mostly lower speed, non-highway driving.
OP, can you update your location info via your user name in the upper right > User Control Panel > Profile tab? That way, we don't need to ask in future posts/threads or do sleuthing to deduce it.
What are your daily driving needs in terms of miles? How much city vs. highway? Will you have the ability to charge at your work/destinations? I don't think I gleaned that from your posts.
DaveinOlyWA wrote:2nd off; The salesman could be referencing the EPA standard for the LEAF when he mentioned the 73 miles (don't ask me how this number came about because I have not heard a explanation yet that made any sense. If you are interested in reading comedy, check out the 80% charge setting and how it relates to the EPA's guidelines...)
Yeah, beats me. If the OP cares, '11 and '12 Leaf had EPA ratings of 73 miles on a full charge. '13 got a 84 mile rating on full charge due to some supposed improvements but got bumped down to 75. '14 removed the 80% charge setting which allowed the EPA rating to be 84 miles.
https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do ... 8&id=34699
https://insideevs.com/2013-nissan-leaf- ... ld-system/
https://insideevs.com/2014-nissan-leaf- ... -84-miles/
These are on new batteries (with very little degradation) in specific conditions in a lab when the car's driven on a dyno (rollers).