jonathanfields4ever wrote:If your commute is only 15 miles one way, you should be more than fine even with significant degradation. I have a commute that’s 15 miles of country road at 40ish and 25 miles of highway at exactly 70 (that’s where the cruise maxes out for the Japanese LEAF). That’s 80 miles total and I can easily keep the battery between 20 and 80 percent while only charging at home. That’s using the air while driving and while sitting in the car during my lunch break. Your commute should be no sweat.
cmaadams wrote:I haven't tested a max range yet (I got a 2018 SV on Monday). I've already put 300 miles on it though. My 70 mile commute at average highway speeds of 70+ mph and a big hill (up and down) brought me from 95% down to 39%. No climate control on.
Docrun wrote:I have been researching BEVs for some time and have looked at the bolt, i3 and leaf and although the other vehicles have thermal management I prefer the overall design and features of the leaf. The price point helps as well. It will be mainly used for work commute which consists of 80% highway at about 70 mph and 20% city for 15 miles one way. I will be able to charge at home either level I or II. My main concern is how much range I will lose on the highway at 70+ mph with ac on and future battery degradation. I searched the forums and I did not see much mentioned on Florida heat in regards to battery degradation especially the newer leafs. It will be stored in a garage that is not air conditioned and parked in a covered garage at work. I would like to hear what your thoughts on owning a leaf in Florida. As a side note I have an ice for longer drives.
Thanks for your help,