rawhog
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:53 am

Yep, so long as you can plug in at work. Otherwise you'll come up a hair short, even without using any cc. Not by much, but a miss is as long as a mile, as the saying goes. You might also consider that ECO mode will allow you to eek a few extra miles without having to opportunity charge.

How long can you do plug in at work? You'll get approximately 4 miles back for every hour you can stay connected to 120v.
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rawhog
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:56 am

I will be able to leave it plugged in for 8 hours before time to head home. So, from what you are saying. I should get back 32 miles while at work. Therefore, if I base this on what I have been reading (60-70 miles per charge). I sholud be able to make the round trip barely. That is using 60 miles as the expected range. Does this sound about right?
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:15 am

If you can plug in at work, I think it's doable with few worries. at 65mph, I give the car a comfortable range of 70+. If you're able to add 25+ while plugged in at work, well, I think you'll be ok.

But that is given new batteries. It is unknown at this point how much or how fast any degradation will occur.
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:23 am

I would agree with everyone else, you should be golden since you can plug in at work. Even with aging of the battery, with less than a net 60 miles (with the offset from charging at work), I can't see you running into problems even 5-7 years down the line. By then, maybe your employer will offer an L2 charging dock or a possible L3 will be installed on your commute. Relax and enjoy your new EV!

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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:34 am

I have no experience, but wanted to add that, given your location, heating and cooling loads (many 100+ degree commutes?) will probably be significant factors.

On days when you use a little more energy, due to this or errands, etc., would you consider driving a little slower unacceptable? That's obviously the simplest "range-extender' for a BEV.

Of course, if you either get L2 charging while at work, or a few minutes of DC charging somewhere on your commute, you'll have no problem at all.
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:06 am

I also believe you'll make it. And you might get a tad closer to 5MPHC while plugged in at work. So you'll add between 32 and 40 miles in 8 hours. Of course, you can't take the car for lunch or errands at lunch. During windy/rainy winter weather you'll see some negative effect, as well as using HVAC summer or winter. We're not yet clear on the real-world effect for A/C. I still strongly suggest you slow down to 59 or 60mph and use ECO mode in your first week or two until you have a complete handle on the erratic range-o-liar ( credit: not me; comes from a former EV1 driver ). This speed should be easy and comfortable with traffic during commute hours around Sacramento.
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:28 am

Heck, be an example and slow down to 55mph, you may see many gasoline drivers joining you.

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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:35 am

Rawhog - I don't see your moniker on Where'sMyLeaf. Is your info on spreadsheet, yet?
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Re: Range estimate from experienced drivers

Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:55 am

If you are reffering to the Google map, I did put it on there. I was told by the people at Nissan of Vacaville, that they had four orders for Leaves. But, when I went to the map, only one other person from Vacaville area was on it.
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