I've had my 2018 Leaf SV for a week now and am loving every minute of it. Reading through this forum provided tons of great information and answered a lot of my questions before pulling the trigger. Thanks!
I love the e-pedal. It really is a game-changer. I estimate I've used it about 90% of the time thus far. It didn't take nearly as long to get used to as I thought it would. Certain times it seems to coast too much when coming to a stop on a (slight) downhill, but I'm starting to figure it out. (I live in a hilly Midwestern city.)
Some initial questions I'm hoping you can answer:
1. For battery life, is it best to charge it a certain amount of time, to a certain level? I know with mobile phones I've heard it's best to keep it between 40-80%, with more "top off" charges when you have the chance. And don't leave it plugged in all night where it's sitting with the charger for long periods at 100%. Should I treat the Leaf the same way? Is it okay to charge it for small periods here and there?
2. Is there a danger (battery-life-wise) to consistently go below, say, 20%? I have a 30 mile round-trip commute and am hoping to go a few days between charges. I just don't know if I should let it get too low on a regular basis, or if I should try to keep it above a certain threshold, if possible.
3. Do I really need a dedicated charging station (like ClipperCreek)? Or can I get by with having a 240 V outlet installed in my garage and using the charging cord that came with the Leaf? If it's useful information, I have an insulated garage with an insulated garage door, so it stays relatively cool in summer and warm in winter.