stutech wrote:On my plus I get a constant 3.8miles per kw average no matter what I do. Although my GOM averages 230-240 miles at the start, so it seems weird. I've inflated my tires to 43 psi, since my tires say 44psi max on them. So far I have 3980 miles on my plus, and my commute is mixed up and down hill as well as highway and city. I've taken it on 4 trips so far, and going 65mph I usually realistically get 230 miles to out of it, I could probably get more but im not willing to risk it. I've found pro pilot does a better job than me at moderating the pedal, although I prefer manual control. If you want more miles per kw I would say check your tire pressure. From the factory mine was lower than even the lame manufacture suggested psi.
How often do you reset the miles/kwh meter? Unless you do it "at least" daily, you would have no clue if anything you are doing is working.
As others have mentioned, the GOM "is" better than previous models but a few things to clarify.
**At full charge, the GOM is actually quite accurate in predicting your usable range. BUT... we have more range so the need to charge to full is reduced. Also, as we know, the BMS is still not very good so charging to the limits opens the door to disaster.
**Like a stopped clock, the GOM is accurate once a charge. This again happens well before any charge level warnings start to appear and is not of much value unless you know when its happening.
**The inaccuracy of the GOM grows as the SOC shrinks. IOW; when we "need" to know how far we can go, the GOM abandons us. Now, if we did our due diligence and the drive is somewhat typical, we can have an idea of how much range we have if we completed the first point.
Now, I have a 40 but doubt much has changed with the Plus. As far as performance, the 2018 and up IS more efficient especially at higher speeds. My commute is shorter but follows a rather predictable pattern.
Day One; Sunday. Light traffic to medium traffic, 12 mile commute one way, 50% freeway, 65-75 mph. Both ways. Average 4.4 - 4.7 miles per kwh.
Day 2-4; Week. Heavy traffic in morning, mostly light in evening; Average 4.8 to 5.6 miles/kwh.
The upper end of that range is seen about 50% of the time during this time of year. I NEVER saw that in previous LEAFs and I almost "always" drove slower. Granted, its a short stretch that I only passed by most of the time before the job change but the morning drives were still not as good as what I see now even to the same freeway exit.
More on GOM
https://daveinolywa.blogspot.com/2018/1 ... s-its.html