Also hotter air is less dense, and air resistance is the primary energy consumer at road speeds.goldbrick wrote:Maybe, but I would bet on a higher battery temperature being the cause. I assume a cold battery can hold fewer Ah's than one at 'normal' temps and if the SOC reading relied on this it would act as described.
It's all of them. Even as my 2013 was starting to lose range the first couple of years, I was still driving farther with less effort, as I learned the ins and out of driving a BEV.Baltneu wrote:All good points......maybe I am becoming a better Leaf driver, I do use the e-pedal more now.
Perhaps it is the temperature, things warming up here.
What car do you drive? I average like 3.8 (no heat/AC) in my Leaf during the warmer weather. Clearly, I'm doing something wrong. (Or I'm having too much fun!)oz10k wrote:I agree it's everything mentioned. But my guess is that it's primarily the transition from winter to spring (i.e. warmer temperatures) , which results in more miles/kWh.
I have pretty consistent usage, back and forth to work. On a monthly basis I record my miles/kWh, and I see a pretty significant change as the seasons change:
Jul - 7.2
Aug - 7.1
Sep - 6.9
Oct - 6.5
Nov - 5.6
Dec - 5.1
Jan - 4.9
Feb - 5.1
Mar - 5.5
Apr - 6.3
Too much fun, or too high of speed.Lothsahn wrote:What car do you drive? I average like 3.8 (no heat/AC) in my Leaf during the warmer weather. Clearly, I'm doing something wrong. (Or I'm having too much fun!)
Even driving conservatively, I can't break 5.2 or so.