DougWantsALeaf
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Re: I saw this on Google News, "We Drive A 2020 Nissan LEAF SL Plus At A Constant 70 MPH To Test Its Range

Wed May 06, 2020 9:56 am

I do appreciate these tests.

Car was run with tires at 36psi, but conditions were pretty favorable. AC was on, so you could maybe chalk up 6-8 or so miles over the 2 1/2 hours of driving. Also, he didn't drive into the reserve, so you could add another 15 miles of potential range if it was driven to turtle. Guessing he hit low, but not very low battery in the test.

I also like that it was only a 11 minute video, so he handled the content in a nice condensed format.
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Re: I saw this on Google News, "We Drive A 2020 Nissan LEAF SL Plus At A Constant 70 MPH To Test Its Range

Wed May 06, 2020 11:33 am

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 9:56 am
I do appreciate these tests.

Car was run with tires at 36psi, but conditions were pretty favorable. AC was on, so you could maybe chalk up 6-8 or so miles over the 2 1/2 hours of driving. Also, he didn't drive into the reserve, so you could add another 15 miles of potential range if it was driven to turtle. Guessing he hit low, but not very low battery in the test.

I also like that it was only a 11 minute video, so he handled the content in a nice condensed format.
People actually run their tires at 36 psi though?
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Re: I saw this on Google News, "We Drive A 2020 Nissan LEAF SL Plus At A Constant 70 MPH To Test Its Range

Wed May 06, 2020 11:42 am

"We noticed that they did heat up to 38 psi while we were driving".

I inflate my car's tires to whatever their door sticker recommends.

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Re: I saw this on Google News, "We Drive A 2020 Nissan LEAF SL Plus At A Constant 70 MPH To Test Its Range

Wed May 06, 2020 12:10 pm

Bouldergramp wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 11:42 am
"We noticed that they did heat up to 38 psi while we were driving".

I inflate my car's tires to whatever their door sticker recommends.
Regardless. What they heat up to while driving is irrelevant. Tires are inflated cold.
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Re: I saw this on Google News, "We Drive A 2020 Nissan LEAF SL Plus At A Constant 70 MPH To Test Its Range

Wed May 06, 2020 1:27 pm

Toyota has a long history of suggesting too low inflation pressures in order to give their cars a softer ride. They aren't alone. I don't know what Nissan suggests for other models, but 36psi is both too low for best range and handling, and too low to leave a safety margin for those who don't regularly check tire pressures - which is most people.
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: I saw this on Google News, "We Drive A 2020 Nissan LEAF SL Plus At A Constant 70 MPH To Test Its Range

Wed May 06, 2020 1:40 pm

My continued opinion is that as the Leaf Plus and M3 SR+ both use the same tire model, they should be at the same PSI for the test.

The 3.4 miles per kilowatt hour felt a little low for his test, so going to run my own in a couple days and compare. Admittedly, between tires, minimal pro-pilot, minimal climate, and nearly full use of reserve those might get up up .3-.4, which is where I expect to get.
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Re: I saw this on Google News, "We Drive A 2020 Nissan LEAF SL Plus At A Constant 70 MPH To Test Its Range

Wed May 06, 2020 1:48 pm

What tire pressure do you guys think provides the best combination of efficiency, ride comfort, tire performance, tire life and handling...for the 17" wheel?

I'm running 37 psi cold right now.
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Re: I saw this on Google News, "We Drive A 2020 Nissan LEAF SL Plus At A Constant 70 MPH To Test Its Range

Wed May 06, 2020 2:06 pm

42 Cold ... 46 Hot
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Re: I saw this on Google News, "We Drive A 2020 Nissan LEAF SL Plus At A Constant 70 MPH To Test Its Range

Wed May 06, 2020 3:03 pm

Learjet wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 1:48 pm
What tire pressure do you guys think provides the best combination of efficiency, ride comfort, tire performance, tire life and handling...for the 17" wheel?

I'm running 37 psi cold right now.
I run my tires at max PSI or a pound below. My current Ecopias are 44PSI max and that's about what I run them at, measured cold. The fronts especially wear better at max, below and the inside/outsides tend to wear quite quickly.
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