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Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:43 pm
by SalisburySam
Lost 2nd bar at about 10,900 miles.

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:02 pm
by Falco
Lost first bar at 60K miles. I have 63K now.

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:06 pm
by muzek
Lost my first bar yesterday, with 77,250 km (48,000 miles). Sad day :shock:

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:39 pm
by jusgetalong
powersurge wrote:I have a 2015, going on 4 years of use in two more months, and 50,000 miles. I still have 12 bars, and 95% SOH. I've been very lucky..

powersurge what is your secret? How are you charging and to what levels? I think I am going to try to follow in your tire tracks with my 2018.

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:16 am
by powersurge
jusgetalong wrote:
powersurge wrote:I have a 2015, going on 4 years of use in two more months, and 50,000 miles. I still have 12 bars, and 95% SOH. I've been very lucky..

powersurge what is your secret? How are you charging and to what levels? I think I am going to try to follow in your tire tracks with my 2018.
Well, I almost exclusively use the Level II in my garage, and chargepoint stations. I Used a Level III fast QC about once a month when I go beyond my normal round trip. I think that it has also been important to not go below 25% charge. I also do not leave it charged for long periods. I set the car to start charging automatically at about 6 in the morning, and it is fully charged when I leave for work at 8-8:30 am. I get home from work in the afternoons with about 40%-%50 charge. I Plug the car into my charger overnight, but it does not charge until the morning.

I guess that the secret is to leave the car at 50% when you are not using it....

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:01 pm
by Reticuli
Lost my first bar at 83515 mi. Still haven’t lost the second. I’m at almost 109000 mi.

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:12 pm
by Reticuli
2013 s model manufactured in October 2013

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:36 am
by arnis
Yesterday was the 5th anniversary of my 2014 Leaf. 148500km, 92200mi. Still haven't lost my first bar, SOH ~87%.

Secret sauce - keep it charged at 80% by default. You can charge as soon as you want (if battery is not hot).
Don't be afraid to drain down to 3% on weekly basis.
Don't be afraid to continue charging above 80% in winter to compensate for range loss due to cold weather BEFORE departure.
Keep temperature up to 5 bars for most of the time.
Do not recharge above low battery warning if above 7 bars. It's ok to continue the trip and quick charging until destination.
Rapid charge for short time - I often charged 10 minutes, just to reach destination or next charger. Then charge on 230V.
If battery is warm (6 bars or more) - be gentle - don't floor it, just drive fast, up to 105km/h(65mph) is really ok for gen1.
You won't build up more heat this way and you will lose heat after rapid charging.

Right now it is the hottest weather for my Leaf, 29*C in shade. Battery 29-32*C, 6 bars. I can't get above 6 bars without QC.

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:48 am
by SageBrush
arnis wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:36 am
Secret sauce
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Live in a cool climate

Re: Poll : Number of miles before losing the first bar

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:29 am
by Acura4Ever
lost my second bar @ 90k km or 55900 miles : Leaf 2013