I was driving pretty conservatively because I didn't want to get stranded. I find it very hard to get an indicated 4mi/Kwhr, so its amazing hearing about people saying they are getting 5mi+ /kwhr on trips.TonyWilliams wrote:You pretty much nailed the expected range. At 4 miles/kWh, with a new battery at 21kWh useable at 70F (or warmer), 4 * 21 = 84 miles of range. If you look on the range chart, you will see that there were four miles left from Very Low Battery (when the GOM goes to "---"), Therefore your 80 miles plus 4 more equals 84 of range to turtle. Your LEAF's range autonomy couldn't be more perfect to our baseline model.ELROY wrote:dgpcolorado wrote: If you haven't already done so, please take a look at Tony's range chart.
I actually carry the chart in the car. Lots of variables of course, but at least I can tell by my mi/kw what range of the chart I fall in. I average 3.2 mi/kwhr normally, but the 80 mile trip was at 4.0 mi/kwhr....(Dash Read Out) ... I only got 80 miles till the -- -- -- range indicator.
Does anyone know the effect of having an extra 275lbs in passengers in addition to me (175lbs).???
Sorry, there is no specific data on extra weight, because its effect is relatively small on steady speed level road. Either stop-and-go or up-and-down will have a greater impact to range. I offer a caution blurb on the range chart for those planning it close to max range with more than a driver.
I never use my heater, (Because it doesn't work at all for some strange reason).
So in the interim, I am fine using the heated seat and steering wheel. But as winter approaches, I am thinking I may sometime need that heater to work for defrosting purposes.
Also...I noticed my steering wheel is often either baking hot, or doesn't work at all when I am driving at times. Is there some kind of a timer in which it only works for a few minutes or something? Does anyone else have this problem of the steering heater not working at times when you want it to, even though the switch light stays on?