Hello, did you check your battery temperature when starting the quick charges?
Yeah for that one it was left of center.
Today I did the first of my 18 LEAF tests with a RT from south San Jose to Monterey and back. It was a total of 128 miles RT and I had 17% stated reserve or 31 Miles left at the end. I L2 charged last night for about 4 hours to get to 100%. Temp was left of midrange when I started. The road course was highway @65, Canyon and hilly twisties, @45, Highway 1 @ 55, and city driving @35. When I finished the Battery Temp was mid range.
I did do one thing different than I normally do when I drive this road, I kept to the posed speed limits, much to the chagrin of my fellow drivers! I did find that I could outdrive them on the twisties using e-Pedal to modulate speed and the Vehicle Dynamic Control for the turns. The only other car I had driven with VDC was a 911, and it really helps carving into the curves.
Observations of the 18 LEAF in general:
This was my first time spending extended time with the car since the Las Vegas product reveal, and my overall impressions were good. ProPilot is great, much better than the competing systems from Toyota, VW, and GM. Better logic for seeing and reacting to things ahead. Ride is smooth and firm, seats are comfortable, cabin climate and the Apple play are good. Only thing I noticed is the cabin picks up a lot of tire and some wind noise. No rattles so far.
I QC'd at the Drive the Arc L3 by my house, and ran it for 45 minutes. It started out at 100A (35.5kW), at 30 minutes I was at 98A (34.79 kW), and when I finished at 45 minutes I was down to 62A (22.01kW).
Battery Temp when I finished was right of center mid-way. Went from 17% to 86%. I'll L2 it up to 100% tonight.
So far nothing observed out of the unusual compared to every other LEAF I've QC'd (and I have done every model year since 2011)
Wednesday will be the important test, when I continue the trip from San Jose to South Lake Tahoe. This will have more interstate, and of course big elevation gains on Highway 50. Nice thing about 50 is that it is mostly 2 lane, and drivers aren't in a hurry. We expect that trip including Charge stops should be about 7 hours vs 5.5~6 hours if we drive and stop for lunch.