DougWantsALeaf
Posts: 903
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Aero Mods for Leaf E+

Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:41 am

Board,

Has anyone yet done any modifications to their E+ to help improve efficiency. While impressed you can maintain above 4 miles per kWh at "reasonable" freeway speeds, I want to know if anyone has pushed the envelope yet on the car. (beyond increasing the PSI in the tires).

Has anyone taped the small grill at the bottom? Wheel covers?

Thank you in advance.
2019 SV Plus Silver
2013 Leaf SV
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh (4.9 KWh remaining)

powersurge
Posts: 1458
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:24 am
Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Aero Mods for Leaf E+

Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:10 am

Why are you already worried about INCREASING efficiency?

The Car is brand new, just came out, and you already want do mods on it???

First.... Buy the car.... Second..... Drive it... Enjoy...... Repeat.......

DougWantsALeaf
Posts: 903
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: Aero Mods for Leaf E+

Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:24 pm

Because why be satisfied with 250 miles of methodical freeway driving if you can have 253? :)
2019 SV Plus Silver
2013 Leaf SV
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh (4.9 KWh remaining)

DougWantsALeaf
Posts: 903
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: Aero Mods for Leaf E+

Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:44 pm

After looking at the Tesla range site, I concur it’s likely the larger wheels which hurt the range over the additional weight.

https://teslike.com/range/

Can anyone recommend a good set of wheel covers for the new leaf?
2019 SV Plus Silver
2013 Leaf SV
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh (4.9 KWh remaining)

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