Today I drove 96 miles. No passengers, no climate control (ambient started at 60 and reached 72), only audio almost continuously. In the later part of the drive cracked windows a little for cooling.
I never exceeded 56mph, except about 7 freeway miles (all else backroads) during the last third of the tour (63mph). Drove "gingerly" on the accelerator, but had some fun on a twisty road. Many 45mph stretches (total 10 miles?). Almost the entire tour in ECO mode. Included a climb to 1,400 feet (from 0). Some residential miles (total 5?) at 25mph and partly in hilly terrain.
Started with 100% charge and 105 mile range (ECO) ... but that quickly faded (no regen)
At 36 miles (driven) had 50mile range and 4.1 mpk (miles/kWh).
At 55 miles and the top elevation (1,400 feet) range had dropped to 25miles and 3.9mpk and I charged for exactly one hour at a Nissan Dealer (Level 2, assume 3.3kWh added) and the range display added 16 miles (I expected 12). Was able to average 4.1 mpk until just before the climb.
Ended back at home with the "low battery" warning half-mile from home, range 15miles, 4.3mpk. Elapsed time 3:01 (which includes about 15minutes "ON" but parked), avg speed 31.8mph. Total 95.7miles.
Not bad ... but consider the slow "Sunday drving speed" which made it possible.
If I hadn't charged I would have been deep into turtle mode ... and would have had to slow from 55 to 45 on the last 10 or 15 miles.
2011 Silver SL+QC [Mfg: 11/2010] 36mo/15k LEASE
06Jun2013 Status [28.5 months][34,173 miles][11 bars]
Lost CapacityBar 6/6/13 @34,173 miles while in LEAF Battery Monitor: 83.41%, 71.4F (avg); cool overnight;