DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Stoaty's Guide to Energy Efficient Driving of the Leaf

Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:57 am

i took a bed and dresser from IKEA in Renton, WA to Olympia which is almost 50 miles on 3 different Freeways. i did not exceed 50 mph at any time.

so, now lets hear about how that is not possible in your backyard. when gas hits $6 a gallon, we will see what is possible.
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Luft
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Re: Stoaty's Guide to Energy Efficient Driving of the Leaf

Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:24 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:i took a bed and dresser from IKEA in Renton, WA to Olympia which is almost 50 miles on 3 different Freeways. i did not exceed 50 mph at any time.

so, now lets hear about how that is not possible in your backyard. when gas hits $6 a gallon, we will see what is possible.
Since I got my LEAF last September I haven't purchased gas since. I was out today and looked over at a gas station and was shocked to see that the price of regular was over $4.00 / gallon! That makes driving pretty expensive even in my Prius. I pity my wife. She drives the Prius and has to fill the tank. :(
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widgetboy
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Re: Stoaty's Guide to Energy Efficient Driving of the Leaf

Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:17 pm

OK, so I get that you can quickly pop the LEAF in N by selecting R while driving at speed.

Once in N, does it matter what speed you're going if you want to put in back in D/ECO?

Thanks!
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Stoaty
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Re: Stoaty's Guide to Energy Efficient Driving of the Leaf

Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:35 pm

widgetboy wrote:OK, so I get that you can quickly pop the LEAF in N by selecting R while driving at speed.

Once in N, does it matter what speed you're going if you want to put in back in D/ECO?
No, but if you put it in ECO and you are going fairly fast there will be quite a bit of regen. I usually put it in D, push some on the accelerator, then change to ECO and press more on the accelerator to avoid unneeded regen.
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garsh
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Re: Stoaty's Guide to Energy Efficient Driving of the Leaf

Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:24 am

widgetboy wrote:Once in N, does it matter what speed you're going if you want to put in back in D/ECO?
No. Remember, the motor is constantly connected to the drivetrain. Putting it in neutral only disconnects the motor electrically, not mechanically. So putting it "back in gear" just switches the power electronics again.

As Stoaty says, you'll want to push a little on the accelerator when shifting back to D, otherwise, regen will kick in. I usually don't bother putting it into ECO at highway speeds.
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widgetboy
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Re: Stoaty's Guide to Energy Efficient Driving of the Leaf

Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:35 pm

WOW!! Thank You, Thank You.

My daily commute just went from an average of 4.2 to 5.2 mi/kWh.

This little car can coast! :o
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GlennD
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Re: Stoaty's Guide to Energy Efficient Driving of the Leaf

Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:01 pm

I purchased a Champion backup generator to have on hand. For the first time since December 18 I purchased gas (0nly 4 gal).
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Stoaty
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Re: Stoaty's Guide to Energy Efficient Driving of the Leaf

Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:18 pm

widgetboy wrote:WOW!! Thank You, Thank You.

My daily commute just went from an average of 4.2 to 5.2 mi/kWh.

This little car can coast! :o
Yes, once you know how to drive it you can easily beat 5 miles per kWh (on the dash) if you aren't in a hurry. At 8400 miles I still have a lifetime average of 5.7 miles per kWh--and my daily commute involves over 1,000 feet of elevation gain (and loss, of course).
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Re: Stoaty's Guide to Energy Efficient Driving of the Leaf

Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:21 pm

Stoaty wrote:
widgetboy wrote:WOW!! Thank You, Thank You.

My daily commute just went from an average of 4.2 to 5.2 mi/kWh.

This little car can coast! :o
Yes, once you know how to drive it you can easily beat 5 miles per kWh (on the dash) if you aren't in a hurry. At 8400 miles I still have a lifetime average of 5.7 miles per kWh--and my daily commute involves over 1,000 feet of elevation gain (and loss, of course).
I was cruising down the freeway at almost 80mph today, not getting 5.7 miles/kWh, and a LEAF pulled up along side and waved hi.

I wonder if he was getting 5.7 ?

Stoaty
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Re: Stoaty's Guide to Energy Efficient Driving of the Leaf

Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:32 pm

TonyWilliams wrote:I was cruising down the freeway at almost 80mph today, not getting 5.7 miles/kWh, and a LEAF pulled up along side and waved hi.

I wonder if he was getting 5.7 ?
I would guess that together you WERE getting 5.7 -- 2.85 + 2.85 :lol:
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