jjeff
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:07 pm

purplejulian wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:11 am
Hi, I got a second hand Leaf on 23rd December, 2017, with an upgraded charger, 6.6, and 38,000 miles on the clock.
I drove it home on a very cold day (I live in Fife) and the only day when it's been happy and used a lot less charge was this Monday when the temp went up to 9C. last night I went on a 17 mile round trip and was taken aback how much battery that used, at minus 2C, got down to 19 miles. I haven't got a home charger yet, so I took it to the charger at the railway station this morning, which is walking distance, left it for 6 hours - it only went up to 59 miles! I am shocked at how difficult this is.
sadly my garage is not available for trickle charging as I'm turning it into a studio, and the electrics are not usable at the moment.
is it common for charging to be that slow in cold weather? (about 0C today) - but another public charger took it up from 30 something to 114 miles last week in similar temps. or is just that it was low to start with.
I didn't want to hook it up again and try overnight as the charger being in the railway station it felt a bit vulnerable.
As your vehicle has the 6.6kw charger and I assume maybe you have a 30kwh battery? you should gain roughly 25%/hr so if you plugged in for 4hrs, your car should have gone from 0% to almost full. Now if you have a larger battery or the EVSE where you charged wasn't the full 6.6kw, that would slow down the numbers. As Lefty said, at the temps your talking about(>-20 degrees) your charging shouldn't really be slowing down. Again as Lefty said, it't better to talk about percent charge vs miles which can vary widely, depending on your driving conditions.
For others Fife looks to be just north of Edinburgh Scotland, I had to look it up :)
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:52 am

purplejulian wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:11 am
Hi, I got a second hand Leaf on 23rd December, 2017, with an upgraded charger, 6.6, and 38,000 miles on the clock.
I drove it home on a very cold day (I live in Fife) and the only day when it's been happy and used a lot less charge was this Monday when the temp went up to 9C. last night I went on a 17 mile round trip and was taken aback how much battery that used, at minus 2C, got down to 19 miles. I haven't got a home charger yet, so I took it to the charger at the railway station this morning, which is walking distance, left it for 6 hours - it only went up to 59 miles! I am shocked at how difficult this is.
sadly my garage is not available for trickle charging as I'm turning it into a studio, and the electrics are not usable at the moment.
is it common for charging to be that slow in cold weather? (about 0C today) - but another public charger took it up from 30 something to 114 miles last week in similar temps. or is just that it was low to start with.
I didn't want to hook it up again and try overnight as the charger being in the railway station it felt a bit vulnerable.
Update your location in your profile. I almost thought you were from Western WA as "Fife" is about 30 miles from me.
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:24 pm

I checked out the 2019 SV Plus listed at $27,200 new at Evanston Nissan today. Not surprisingly about $3,000+ in additional fees when you get to the printrd cost. I was curious to see if I could trade my S+ for an SV+ and keep my 16" wheels and with the federal rebate end up neutral cost. That would give me heated seats and a couple other little things. Though thousands quickly came off as I was walking out the door, it wasn't close enough to warrant the work or additional cost to flip trade the cars. If my son needed a car for a job, I might relook at it.

My S+ is growing on me though. And somehow, my trial of Sirius...hasn't ended yet almost 8 months into the car.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:25 am

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:24 pm
I checked out the 2019 SV Plus listed at $27,200 new at Evanston Nissan today. Not surprisingly about $3,000+ in additional fees when you get to the printrd cost. I was curious to see if I could trade my S+ for an SV+ and keep my 16" wheels and with the federal rebate end up neutral cost. That would give me heated seats and a couple other little things. Though thousands quickly came off as I was walking out the door, it wasn't close enough to warrant the work or additional cost to flip trade the cars. If my son needed a car for a job, I might relook at it.

My S+ is growing on me though. And somehow, my trial of Sirius...hasn't ended yet almost 8 months into the car.
You live in Chicago and didn't get heated seats? :shock:
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:40 am

We have it in our SV+ we bought in 2019. The S+ was the last left over (last S+) in the area that we bought last summer...so no choices from the left over, and wanted the higher range car for very cheap to replace our minivan.

Thankfully, this winter it's barely dropped below freezing (save a couple days), so it hasn't been a big deal. The idea of getting a 200+ mile ev for 20K continues to feel enticing....but I need to stop looking as I really don't need any more cars. Call it covid bordem.
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Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV+: 242 Highway miles @ 4.5 miles/kWh

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