Re: Phoenix Range Test Results, September 15, 2012
Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:31 am
Would it have been better to have a Leaf with 281 Gids at full charge? Of course. However, one thing is clear from Tony's data: the percent Gids is lower than the percent of a "New Leaf Range" (84 miles) in every single case. It is reasonable to infer that a Leaf with 100% Gids would have at least 100% of the "New Leaf Range"--and likely more. My guess is that a Leaf with 100% Gids would travel farther than 84 miles, such that the range loss is probably greater than calculated from the data. If a new Leaf can be found and tested on the same course in similar conditions, I predict that this will be the case.edatoakrun wrote:And so, it appears you may have misrepresented the range loss of all the LEAFs tested, by exaggerating the percentages of range lose by about that same 5%. And since you apparently did not collect any data that would allow us to try to estimate actual battery capacity of any of the test cars:
So, the only thing I can conclude from the methodology and results of of this range test, its that eleven of the twelve LEAFs (~ten of which were selected for testing because the owners reported unusually high loss of range) have about 84% to 100% (with a large and unknown level of uncertainty) of what Nissan states (in your single source cited) is "estimated" new LEAF range.