mark13 wrote:I would imagine that doing the summer in Phx. the Leaf will avg. in ECO mode about 80 miles per charge.. I need to get 60 in Phx on a daily basis so that gives me 20 + miles to get home safely..
I've been driving conservatively/hypermiling for a long time and don't expect much difference with the LEAF. I will absolutely be able to get at least 100 miles in the summer in Phoenix. I'll give you an example: If you read the EPA mileage for the 2000 Honda Civic GX, it says something like 28 city / 34 hwy. After I bought my ScanGauge II, I started averaging 38-39 every tank. Since I've had a valve job, now I can average 42. I've obtained over 51 mpg hwy and can average in the 40's city. If I do use A/C (for a passenger), it drops my mileage 3-4 mpg, but I rarely (every few weeks to keep the seals lubricated) use A/C since I love the dry heat of AZ.