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Nubo
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Re: 55 mile commute with a 2015?

Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:45 pm

I just drove a 75-mile round-trip yesterday in my 2015 (delivered in Oct 2014). Almost all freeway driving with no traffic. No drama, no extreme measures. Admittedly it was near perfect weather but I can't imagine NOT being able to complete 55 mi in anything this area's climate has to offer. YMMV, of course. I still have 12 bars; not sure of GIDs since my ODB2 adapter went on the fritz and I haven't bothered to replace it.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

erco
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Re: 55 mile commute with a 2015?

Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:31 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:Make sure the Leaf is an SV or SL, not an S, because the first two have a range-extending heatpump that is perfect for your climate, while the S uses lots of power even for defogging.


I thought all models 2013 and later had heat pumps. You're saying my 2014 S doesn't have a heat pump? :(
Ocean Blue 2014 S, 3.6kW OBC, no QC, purchased 10/21/17, 12 bars, Los Angeles
Car first sold in Buford Georgia
Dropped 1st bar 11/30/17
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alozzy
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Re: 55 mile commute with a 2015?

Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:40 pm

Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
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After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

LeftieBiker
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Re: 55 mile commute with a 2015?

Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:40 pm

erco wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:Make sure the Leaf is an SV or SL, not an S, because the first two have a range-extending heatpump that is perfect for your climate, while the S uses lots of power even for defogging.


I thought all models 2013 and later had heat pumps. You're saying my 2014 S doesn't have a heat pump? :(


Correct. The S is a Base model that has a lower MSRP because it doesn't have several of the important features found in the other two models. The 2013+ S does, however, have a 'direct to air' heater that is much better than the 2011-2012 'liquid to air' heater. It heats much faster, and even has a fancy "OFF" switch! ;-)
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium and no QC, a 2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, and 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

erco
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Re: 55 mile commute with a 2015?

Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:08 pm

Thanks for the info. No heat pump is not the end of the world since I live in sunny SoCal. On my typically short drives on cold mornings, I get my fix of hedonism using the seat & steering wheel heaters, which I notice before the cabin heat warms up anyway.

Edit: In fact, always wondered why the Leaf had seat & steering wheel heaters, seems completely wasteful in an electric car. I may have answered my own question above. Because they use less power than cabin heat, so they may be enough.

A clever way for Nissan to make saving power seem luxurious.
Ocean Blue 2014 S, 3.6kW OBC, no QC, purchased 10/21/17, 12 bars, Los Angeles
Car first sold in Buford Georgia
Dropped 1st bar 11/30/17
AmazingE 3.8 kW EVSE

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