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Delivery Date: 31 Dec 2016
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Feasible to estimate regen efficiency with long uphill and downhill?

Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:22 pm

I've read a number of posts with guesstimates about regeneration efficiency. That seems to be a "known unknown".

I've wondered if a reasonable estimate could be calculated with evaluating results from a long, relatively steady uphill drive of 5 to 10 miles, followed by coming back downhill.
  • I suppose the hill should be steep enough to involve almost continuous regen, rather than coasting.
  • the speed might be relatively slow to reduce the factor of wind resistance and to avoid coasting
  • I don't have LeafSpy, but that might provide more granularity than battery percent
  • Seem feasible? Other suggestions to improve validity and/or simplify?
2015 Leaf S. Bought 2 year lease turn-in with 14,500 miles. Drive about 14k miles/year. Most charging from 'free juice' at nearby ChargePoint or Nissan or other free L2 public chargers within walking distance. ICE is rarely driven pickup truck.

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