alozzy wrote:Incredible that you are getting 104 miles of range! I'm guessing most of your driving is done through relatively flat terrain and at lower speeds.
Being a PNW LEAF, it's probably still > 95% state of health (SOH in LeafSpy). It's hard to estimate battery degredation, as there are so many variables, but you'll likely lose the first capacity bar sometime in 2020. Five years from now, your best range might be 70 miles, based on your current driving. The vast majority of Leaf owners would be thrilled to have that kind of range from what will then be a 7 year old LEAF.
In your shoes, I would drive it until a used EV with better range becomes more affordable. That's my plan, likely my next EV will be a Bolt or perhaps a used 2018 LEAF.
I have been really happy with my 2015 Nissan Leaf S. I dont know much about electric batteries and their internals but here are some of the things that related to my driving and charging - dont know if any of them contributes to the range:
1. So far I have always charged my Leaf at home using 110V trickle charge.
2. My daily drive is about 36 miles
3. So far, because of my ignorance, I had been charging my battery full.I would put my car for charging at around 8:00pm and in the morning around 7:00am when I head out, it is already fully charged.
4. My commute is hilly especially in the morning, it is about 5 miles steep uphill followed by 6 miles downhill. Then it is pretty much flat 8 miles. On the way back, it is mostly flat 17 miles.
5. I am not exactly a very slow driver; pretty much on par with gas car drivers. Let's put it this way, no one complains I am slowing them down
Based on some expert input I got on this forum, seems like the credit goes to the 2015 Leaf batteries.
I wish I had joined this forum earlier; if that were the case, I probably would have been doing the 80% charging.
Thank you for giving me some estimates - that really helps with my decisiion to buy this car.