rcm4453 wrote: EVDRIVER wrote:
Do you drive the car every day when it's warm?
Yes- Highest temp 103. It never sat at 100%
How do you mange to never let your car sit at 100%? I'm just curious, seems like it would be a lot of work and take an awful lot of planning to pull this off every day.
Yes, some planning is required, but it's not that difficult. As an example, the previous evening I know in advance whether the next day's
travel exceeds my Leaf's range, e.g. availability of QCs and travel time necessity, in which case the ICEV is used. Then the Leaf doesn't get
charged the previous night. I rarely if ever return home from that day's business with more than 30-40% SOC. If returning with the ICEV
and local business travel is required and time permits, I'll charge the Leaf at home for a few hours at 220V, but only to the SOC which results
in enough range to return home at much less than 100% SOC.
Leaf SL MY 9/13: 66K miles, 50 Ahrs, 5.2 miles/kWh (average), Hx=70, L2 charges to 100% > 1000, max battery temp < 95F, min discharge point > 20 Ahrs