Docrun
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Actual Highway Range of 2018 Leaf

Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:48 pm

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,

Jim
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V8BoatBuilder
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Re: 2018 leaf

Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:06 pm

My Wife and I have put about 500 miles on our 2018 Leaf SL so far, doing around-town errands but mostly on a 40 miles (each way) commute in NJ. It's been in the 90s this past week, and the car is black so the A/C is working hard! I drive fast, often setting the ProPilot at 75mph. We do lose some range going that fast, but not enough to make a difference.

Lowest we've ever had the battery is 20%, usually it's is the low 40s, and haven't been charging except at home, at night, to start the day with full 100%. I just put a 14-50 outlet in the driveway, for the first few days I was unplugging our dryer and using an adapter.

Go for it, it's a great car.
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LeftieBiker
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Re: 2018 leaf

Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:33 pm

The title needs to be changed to reflect the specific question - we have far too many "2018 Leaf" topics. I suggest "Actual Highway Range of 2018 Leaf."
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Re: 2018 leaf

Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:43 pm

^^^
Totally agree.

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jonathanfields4ever
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Location: Kyoto

Re: 2018 leaf

Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:26 pm

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.

Docrun
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Re: Actual Highway Range of 2018 Leaf

Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:24 am

Thank you for all of your responses. I have updated my subject, sorry about that. This information helps.

Thanks everyone.

Khanilton
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Re: 2018 leaf

Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:06 am

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.


Pretty much the exact same experience here with my 2018 Leaf.

Although I don't cruise as often as I should so I might get less value.

cmaadams
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Re: Actual Highway Range of 2018 Leaf

Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:33 am

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.

jonathanfields4ever
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Re: Actual Highway Range of 2018 Leaf

Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:30 pm

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.


Wow. That’s a heck of a commute. What’s your charging situation at work?

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Re: Actual Highway Range of 2018 Leaf

Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:55 pm

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,

Jim

Buy one with thermal management! Whether you drive the car a lot or not, it will degrade about the same over time. A hot garage is not good on an electric car. Especially one without thermal cooling. Cars that have thermal cooling heat the garage even more but at least they save your battery. Garage ventilation is your friend.
*2011 Leaf 1 bought 2/28/15 @ 28,000ish mi 10 bar (8 bars @ 11/25/15 @ 37,453 ) (New lizard @ 39,275 mi @ 1/20/2016) Now 52,166 mi.
*Tesla Model S 61,000 mi
*2011 Leaf 2 bought 4/28/15 @ 24,000ish mi 12 bar (new lizard Dec. 2014 @ 22,273 mi) Now 35,485 mi

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