DougWantsALeaf
Posts: 2115
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:23 pm

Macarthur,

With your S+, what do you find your highway efficiency looks like with minimal AC? I have been able to pretty consistently get about 4 (sometimes a bit higher) at 70MPH, but I am in an unusually flat part of the country.
2019 S Plus (98.06% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.77% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019 with 11 bars
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV+: 242 Highway miles @ 4.5 miles/kWh

dmacarthur
Posts: 164
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:00 pm
Delivery Date: 03 Jul 2018
Leaf Number: 306556
Location: Vermont

Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:59 am

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:23 pm
Macarthur,

With your S+, what do you find your highway efficiency looks like with minimal AC? I have been able to pretty consistently get about 4 (sometimes a bit higher) at 70MPH, but I am in an unusually flat part of the country.
Hey Doug - I think that we are getting closerto 4.5, even at 70 MPH, thruways around here are not anywhere near as steep and hilly as the smaller roads. I find the discussion about heat pumps and colder climates fascinating- we probably would have paid for the upgraded model if we had done more research but in retrospect, and with your feedback, it seems that the S+ may be as efficient on a year-round basis and we have no use for most of the bells and whistles.....
2015 Leaf sold
2019 Leaf Plus S as of 9/30/19

DougWantsALeaf
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Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
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Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:32 pm

Pretty perfect month for the car.

SV+ 308 miles and 4.8 miles/kWh

S+ ~490 miles and ~4.8 miles per kWh (180 miles were fast highway at about 4 miles per kWh early in the month which brought down the average)
2019 S Plus (98.06% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.77% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019 with 11 bars
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV+: 242 Highway miles @ 4.5 miles/kWh

DaveinOlyWA
Posts: 15088
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Nov 2019
Leaf Number: 319862
Location: Olympia, WA
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Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:43 pm

August 2020; 1256.7 miles, 5.29 miles/kwh cost $33.77 with 80% being public charging fees. Remember I was homeless for all but the last week of the month. High efficiency attained mostly because of moving. Other than a single truck load, my entire home was moved in my car...in about 50 trips. Luckily the roundtrip distance per trip was under 4 miles. did manage 106.3 kwh added mostly from Volta due to the movie theater now being OPEN!! Can't believe how much I missed that. Due to CV, not many movies were ready for release so they had "throwback" movies. Old classics for $5 a ticket and half price concessions. The kicker was if you were an existing movie club member which I was, the tickets were free. (food wasn't though) so was a great opportunity to introduce my Son to movies that came out well before his time.
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WOW! That was a fast month. For September 2020, I went 729.3 miles @ 5.0 miles/kwh. Nearly all the charging done at home and no cost yet as the power bill has not dropped yet. Guessing tomorrow. If you are wondering, yes this is one of the lightest driving month in DECADES. I have tracked daily driving statistics since Thanksgiving weekend, 2003. Only in July a few years ago (599.3) was lower and mostly because I was gone for 21 days so car sat in parking lot near Seatac Airport. Even months when I had a gasser did my total never drop this low.

A better picture would be January 2018 which we all know is when my S 30 was murdered the 19th of the month. I had done over 1100 miles. Took FOREVER to replace her. Didn't get the 40 kwh until Feb 16 so only 12 days left in the month but still managed 866.6 miles.

Now, the full force of CV didn't slow me down (Apr 1668.2, May 1324.2, Jun 1396.9) but smoke stopped me dead in my tracks. Unlike the smoke situation of 2017, I could not drive myself out of harms way. There was simply no place to go. At least at home, I had two room air purifiers including one that claimed an AQI of 45 (one third the level outside my house)

Another lesser factor was the end of Summer. Ok, yes its October 1st and its 76º and gorgeous right this very minute. What I meant was school is in session (not in classroom) so roadtrips are now restricted to Saturday our only mutual "day off" Either way, I am currently on a 10 day decline for Hx which I think may be a good thing. Adjustment day in 3 weeks!
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 13,705 mi, 93.41% SOH
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