goldbrick wrote:My 9 month old 30kWh pack gets about 1 mile per % on the SOC gauge. It can drop 1% just driving 100 yards after charging but after that it is fairly consistent. However....I do sometimes get almost 2x the % change on the SOC on my commute to/from work even though there is only about 300' net elevation gain/loss over 9 miles. I'd say it's too early to tell. Keep checking how many miles you get vs SOC change every time you charge to see how it stacks up. It should average out at some point and then you will have a better idea about your real range vs the SOC meter.
Ok will do. I have a feeling something is wrong and maybe the battery was reset. Things drop so fast with my same trip. My Fiat500e a few weeks ago with the same trip hardly budged at all with its SOC. I think the same battery kwh in both cars.
Will watch it. Thanks much.
jlv wrote:Is this a 2015 you've had all along or is this a used car? I suspect the later, and you might not really have 12 bars.
A few things:
You might want to keep the dash on the efficiency screen (showing average mi/kWh) and reset it each time you charge the car. Maybe you are driving lead-footed and only getting 3.0 mi/kWh, which would help explain such range changes.
You should learn to ignore the GOM (guess-o-meter) and what it shows for range. It is not a true measure of the remaining range or batter capacity. In fact, you might be better off to cover it up and never look at it again!
You really want to get Leaf Spy Pro and an OBD-II adapter. Set LSP your current efficiency and it will show you the real amount of kWh in your battery and what your real remaining range might be.
Yes its used. From Carvana. Maybe was reset? Who knows. Working on that Leaf Spy when I get some more cash in next month.
hehe I like the idea of covering up the GOM!
I dont drive lead footed ever, I have had Prii and such and I am definitely broken in as a hybrid/EV/Old person driver lol.
I looked at that Kwh today and I reset it when I charged to 80% and it reads 5.4 today.
Thanks for the reply!
SageBrush wrote:A/C use at low speeds ?
It is a really, really good idea to get in the habit of parking facing South if the car is not in the shade, putting up a sunscreen, and opening windows enough for ventilation. If you do not the AC will run at ~ 5-6 kW until the retained heat is removed and your range will suffer dearly.
No AC was on at all. I dont use it here if I go a few miles. Its a waste cause it doesnt get cool until a while so I just open all the windows even though this week we are heading into 108 this week.....Yikes.
I do park as I have in the past, facing south and always under a tree etc. Just now I parked in the shade of my apt. complex.
I will see what is going on but I find it very odd it drops that much really.
Thanks for all the replies guys!