oz10k wrote:The short answer, yes.
If you can level 1 charge at work you'll be fine. But if you must use an extension cord, make sure it's appropriately rated. You may even want to consider a multi-current EVSE that allows you to charge at 8 amps (there are several available on Amazon).
I don't think you need to cover the car when charging, but others with more experience may have more to say.
A heat pump is the better option, but if you can charge at work I don't think it's a deal-breaker. The heated seats work very well, the heated steering-wheel is OK (tends to be either too hot or not hot enough). On the really cold days try to stay at 60 MPH and if you start getting nervous about the battery level use the heater only as-needed to keep the windows clear.
Summary: 62 mi RT at 70 mph in winter with a 5+ yr old Leaf. Sorry, you will definitely be "on the edge". I wouldn't recommend it unless you have 240V charging both at home and at work. Yes, this might work for a few years, even many winter days, but not everyday every condition. If you REALLY want to make this work then you need to pre-plan a few options: Slow down, switch to a gas car or telecommute during the worst days, find a couple of charging stations along the route, plan on shopping on your way home, etc. Looking at Plugshare, you have several DCQC good options, so perhaps this will work.DanMannyMan wrote:...I live in Nashua, New Hampshire and commute 31 miles (mostly highway 60-70 MPH) to work in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Obviously we have some cold winters, and I'm concerned that this commute might be right on the edge of making it to/from work in a worst case scenario. I haven't asked work yet about charging, but I'm assuming they'd be willing to run an extension cord for me to charge at the least.....