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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:51 pm

2013 S 54K miles, still have 12 bars. Bought off the lease in May as Nissan gave me $7500 off the residual making the car well below $20K after all the incentives and discount. In Northern California winter winter (never snow, coldest just above freezing) from 80% charge with heater I get 35 miles to below low battery warning ~12-15% charge left. That's going 80+ mph on freeway. In summer now the same trip leaves me 25-30% charge.

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Delivery Date: 30 Nov 2013
Location: Glens Falls, NY

Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:08 pm

I live in Glens Falls Ny and I have a 2013 S with 48k miles. I drive 44 miles one way to work. A mix 30 miles highway ay 75mph 14 miles back country at 45mph. I charge at home and I charge at work. Twice a day. I have full capacity bars and have only noticed a 5% loss of range since new. I use to get to work with 43% when new in Nov 2013 and today oct 2016 I got there with 38%. I always charge to full twice a day. Never been hotter then 6 bars. The trip home at night I usually get home with 30% no heat just headlights and foot too the floor. I drive very aggressive commuting at night. It's so zippy and I hope I hit a deer so they can total it and I can get my gap insurance to cover the ridiculous depreciation.

In the winter heated seat and heat set to 60 on 2. I usually get too work during the day at 3 with 35% and 4 bars and home at midnight with heat and depending on how cold (below zero) 20%-15%. I've seen 1 bar only once it's usually always plugged in and when parked for extended periods always 50%.

Always parked outside and I beat the SHIT out of it. Best Commute car I've ever owned. Nothing breaks, I got a good battery thank god, and it saves me a butt load on gas money. I hardly noticed a change in my power bill. Almost 3 years driving it. Hopefully the battery doesn't tank this winter.

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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:26 am

I am still having the range indicated increasing at every charge on my 2014 S that I purchased three weeks ago with 16,500 miles on it. I have 105 miles indicated on a full charge now and get the low battery warning after around 90 miles of driving on 45 to 65 mph mixed roadways.

Free charging at work so I am saving around $50 to $70 per week over driving my old V6 powered van.

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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:04 pm

2012 SL with 28,000 miles and 11 capacity bars travelled 64 miles on Sunday before the Low Battery warning came on. I think I must be close to only having 10 capacity bars. My LEAF covers the majority of my annual miles. I still have my old minivan for a couple of long range trips each year.

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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:05 pm

2012 SL with 25600 miles and 10/12 bars. I drive every day, my work commute is 20 miles one way, mostly highway at 60-70mph and then 45mph roads to the office. I usually make it home with about 15-20 miles remaining, depending on how bad the traffic jams are during the commute. Hoping I'll have the 2 bars dropped before next december.

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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:40 am

Hello guys. I imported there 2 mois my nissan Leaf SV 2014 in Africa in a country named Togo. Si I decided to post a series a tests I started to measure my range under certains conditions.

My test number give the results :

Range : 96,25 miles fully charged and one bar remaining with low battery sign. I did not push it to the limits.
Outside temp average : 80 f
Drive mode : B
AC : 30% of the total distance with AC one.
Average speed : 31 miles : hr
Charging option : 220 volts domestic

I think it is not bad. I will try another test next week. ;)



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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:39 pm

2011 Nissan LEAF SL -- but bought NEW 2/22/2013 (this vehicle sat on the dealership showroom floor for 2ish years because no one in a primarily agricultural area wanted a "glorified golf cart or wind-up car".
Current Miles: 16,500
Current Real-World trip range: 52 miles, with NOTHING ELSE using electricity except for the drive train.
Real-World trip range when new: 68 miles
Have lost 2 bars on the high voltage battery status meter
Level 2 charger in my garage, and when fully charged, the SUPPOSED trip range showing on the dash is 80 miles, but it drops quickly by 6 to 8 miles, once I have driven about 1 mile at 35mph.

I have VEHEMENTLY complained to Nissan, only to get the idiotic response that to even come close to achieving the ADVERTISED TRIP RANGE, the LEAF should be driven in the 35 to 40 miles per hour speed range. I called BS on that stupid response.
If Nissan told the buying public that BS, they would be lucky to sell ONE LEAF annually.

Because I must commute regularly 24 miles each way, and the highway is the only viable route, and there are no charging options at my destination, my TRIP RANGE ANXIETY is OFF THE CHARTS! I feel TOTALLY CONNED by NISSAN.

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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:24 am

How are you measuring range? Hopefully you are not relying in the GOM (Guess-O-Meter) too much. There are many threads here about how the GOM seems designed to install range anxiety.

Try this:
1) Charge to 100%
2) Drive to VLBW (the second Low Battery Charge warning)

What range do you get? What is your efficiency (miles/kWh)?

Without knowing any more than you posted, it could well be that your car has far more range than you are using. As the battery degrades, the range is taken "off the top". In other words, the amount of energy below LBW (the first Low Battery Warning) seems to be constant as the battery ages. This exaggerates the amount of energy lost above LBW.

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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:03 am

I own a 2012 SL with 30200 miles. It's currently around 40 degrees in the morning when I leave for work. I leave 100% charged by using the standard 120V charger plugged into a standard house outlet. Range starts out showing anywhere from low 70s to low 80s, depending on temperature. I mostly use the seat heater and steering wheel heater. I also use Climate Control before leaving. I have a 40 mile round trip with no charging stations on the way or at work. I live on the mountain and work in the valley. It's roughly 3 miles to get to the bottom and 3 miles back up (pretty steep grade). I almost always 99% drive in ECO mode. 6 different roads used with speed limits ranging from 25 mph to 65 mph. When I arrive back home, I usually have between 20-30 miles of range left, depending on how I drove and how much I used the Climate Control. Typically not using the Climate Control more than 5-10 minutes one way.

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Re: So, owners what range are you getting ?

Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:37 pm

Just for your information. During 30 000 mile period you wasted 2000kWh of electricity due to
using 120V for charging which has triple amount of inefficiency while charging (compared with 240V).

For me it is half EVSE price. Don't know how much electricity costs for you.
Also you charge 3 times longer due to 120V compared with 240V.
Short range EVs <30kWh -- Medium range: 30-60kWh -- Long range: >60kWh
Charging: Trickle <3kW -- Normal 3-22kW -- Fast 50-100kW -- Supercharging >100kW

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