Reddy
Posts: 1544
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:09 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Aug 2011
Leaf Number: 006828
Location: Pasco, WA

Re: Range issues

Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:06 pm

I never use DEFROST since I live in a desert. However, I almost always see 4.5 KW draw on the heater in ECO or D. This is because of my short (3-5 mi) trips. Eventually, the car reaches the setpoint temp and then dials back the heater. Of course all of this depends on the outside temp and air speed. On my rare longer trips, I do see a difference between ECO and D. The best way to observe this is drive with cruise control on and then switch back and forth between ECO and D.
Reddy
2011 SL; 9 bar, 45.80 AHr; 45,000 mi; rcv'd Aug 18, 2011
Long: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... al#p226115"
Cold: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 60#p243033"

dfriedla
Posts: 23
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:47 am
Delivery Date: 17 Jul 2012

Re: Range issues

Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:34 am

RickV wrote:I live in Las Vegas. I drive in eco mode and never use the heater. Two months after I bought the card, the dealer told me to expect only about 46 miles per full charge. That is about the mileage that my car has been getting. What were you told about mileage when you bought your Leafs?
My Leaf is six months old and I would do a flat-out touchdown dance if I got 46. I'm averaging about 36. My dealership tested it yesterday and got a bit more; they told me that my problem is that I insist in using the headlights when it's dark out. (You know, and the law...it's pretty insistent on that, too.)

To answer your question, the paperwork I was given (which they kindly provided again last night) says that the worst-case scenario (14º, stop and go traffic, heat on) should have a range of 62 miles. But my salesman, I have since discovered, had NO IDEA what he was talking about.

Good luck!!

johnrhansen
Posts: 1100
Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:23 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Jun 2013
Leaf Number: 409445
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Range issues

Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:30 am

I'm not going to try it, But I'd bet a leaf could do 46 miles on a full charge doing 80 down the freeway with the heater at 80 degrees and the windows open.

TonyWilliams wrote:
RickV wrote:I live in Las Vegas. I drive in eco mode and never use the heater. Two months after I bought the card, the dealer told me to expect only about 46 miles per full charge. That is about the mileage that my car has been getting. What were you told about mileage when you bought your Leafs?
If you are driving 46 miles from 100% charge to DEAD or Turtle mode with no heater in mild Las Vegas, there something wrong with your car (and your dealer for telling you that).

What other people were told has no relevance on your 46 miles. The car is EPA rated for 73 miles, and Nissan claims it will do 100 miles "average" in the USA, 124 to 142 miles in Japan, and 109 miles in Europe.
2013 S model with quick charge package.
AV 30 amp level 2 EVSE, Bosch PowerMax 30 Amp EVSE, EVSE upgraded EVSE.

donald
Posts: 917
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:45 pm
Delivery Date: 29 Jul 2013

Re: Range issues

Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:07 am

If the dealer says you'll get 46, and you get around 46, then it sounds like you have bought a second hand one with a very degraded battery.

Flooded, perhaps ... ?

What speed do you drive at, and would it have been a good idea to ask about the range before you bought it? How many battery bars does it have?

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