I couldn't find this question on the site anywhere but maybe I wasn't searching properly. Apologies if this is old news.
So here's the deal. We bought a 2019 Leaf SL with the 40KW battery. We wanted the 62KW battery but the dealer wanted $10k more for it for 75 miles ($133/mile). Crazy. Anyway, it is supposed to have a 150 mile range. Yet, when it has charged overnight it is never says 150 miles. It is usually in the high 150s to mid 160s. I once saw it say 172 miles. Is the charger killing the battery?
And that begs another question, is 100% really 100%? Is 0% really 0%? I have heard that Tesla never charges over 80% even though it says 100% and that it never goes below 20% even though is says 0. This to protect the battery. So is that true and what does the Leaf do?
We have put 7,700 miles on it since the middle of March. We both love the car and only drive the gas car when we need two cars or need to go a long distance. We are wondering how it will handle a Minnesota winter. Fortunately we have some options.
Thanks in advance for your wise council.
PS: As it has turned out 150 miles has been just fine. We rarely use half of that and have only been as low as 20% a handful of times.