LeftieBiker wrote:Thanks for the help, i do have access to EV parking stalls at work however they are only 120volt 15amp outlets no CHADEMO stations on campus.. yet..
Charging there will eliminate any range anxiety in Winter. L-1 120 volt charging adds roughly 4 miles (5.6km?) of range for every hour charged - probably more like 2.5 miles in very cold weather. If you can plug in for even 2-3 hours a day that will be enough. A heatpump-equipped Leaf gets most of it's Summer range in Winter until the temps drop to roughly 3 degrees Celsius. Below -9C or so the range drops to about that of a non heatpump-equipped car.
i was hoping that with the mild winters and somewhat warm summers (im orginally from Vernon BC)here in the lower mainland the capacity loss will be marginal, and i didnt think the heat pump with the SV model would be worth tue extra up front cost,but it sounds like the option is worrh especially if milleage is a concern.. not to mention the wife doesnt like the cold and i know she will want to do errands.
so you think even with our milder winters and summers the heat pump is worth the trim level upgrade?
what about carwings and navi? do they provide any range saving options or are they just another useless upgrade that wont help with battery degradation and overall capacity range ( which are my 2 biggest concerns with any true EV)