The trees are a good idea and its a puzzle to figure out how to improve your score or "driving efficiency" without being critical of the way you drive. It gives instant feedback on how well you are doing and it seems to sense the onset of friction braking.
close, very close. it is critiquing the way you drive but eliminates most
of the variables. the trees represent how efficiently you drive and
1) it does not penalize you if you live in San Francisco, Seattle or any other town that cant decide if its going uphill or downhill.
2) it does not benefit you if you live in a wide open flat area like Fl or AZ (if you think i am singling out specific members of this forum, then you are right)
3) it does not care if most of your driving is on the freeway, city streets or lazy back country roads.
and the reason why is it only measures how you manage the power in the car.
so its no longer "i can drive 120 miles on a charge" and that is better than one in Seattle who cant get more than 80 due to constant changes in elevation if that 120 mile person can not get more trees.
now, its obvious that without #'s attached, it simply will not be accepted. it is really a equation using your rate of acceleration, quantity of constant velocity, gentleness of braking, etc. and its not a perfect system but keep in mind; several other cars have the same thing. on the Ford Focus Electric its a single tree branch sprouting leaves and the more efficient you drive, the more leaves you get so Nissan is not the only company who thought this information would be valuable.
Ridiculing the GOM i can understand. we know how it works and the ideology is "questionable" and so its information is misleading. but the trees are really pretty straight forward and i can understand not liking the information the trees provide and wanting something else, but completely discounting the information as useless is surprising to me
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 10,081 mi, 95.03% SOH
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