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Re: 62kW Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:29 pm
by Flyct
2019 SL Plus, Driven mostly in 90 degree weather.
Air conditioner on full time
40 psi in tires
500 lbs in cabin, driver, passenger, dog and stuff

June 3.7 mi/kWh 1,254 miles (~80% 60-65 mph)
July 3.6 mi/kWh 442 miles (~75% 60-65 mph)

Re: 62kW Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:41 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
Sagebrush

I have a 247 mile run on a charge coming this weekend, all freeway. Let’s test that effective range.

Re: 62kW Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:42 pm
by cwerdna
^^^
Can you fix the units in the subject line and your OP?

Re: 62kW Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:22 am
by umdkevin
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:26 pm
Please post your monthly efficiency achieved with the Leaf Plus on this thread (from the Nissan Connect App)
May: 4.0 Miles/kWh Distance: 1,022 Miles
June: 4.0 Miles/kWh Distance: 905 Miles
July: 4.0 Miles/kWh Distance: 880 Miles

Re: 62kW Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:48 am
by NotATesla
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:26 pm
Please post your monthly efficiency achieved with the Leaf Plus on this thread (from the Nissan Connect App)
2019 SL Plus
Tires at 43 psi
80-90 degrees most days
75 mph highway speeds for May, adjusted to 65mph highway for June/July
May is from 1 week of ownership :shock: the car basically sat on the car lot most of the month. Daily commute ~74 miles, all highway.

May: 3.9 Miles/kWh Distance: 740 Miles
June: 3.9 Miles/kWh Distance: 1,676 Miles
July: 4.0 Miles/kWh Distance: 2,641 Miles

Re: 62kWh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:45 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
4.0 Miles per Kilowatt is pretty good for 65 - 75 mph.

Any driving tips you can suggest? (beyond tires as 44 psi) What elevation are you at?

Re: 62kW Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:15 pm
by cwerdna
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:45 pm
4.0 Miles per Kilowatt is pretty good for 65 - 75 mph.
Miles per kilowatt-hour (miles/kWh).

Also, can you please fix the OP's title? 62 kWh Leaf Plus has a 160 kW motor (https://usa.nissannews.com/en-US/releas ... -leaf-plus). I guess you could instead change the title to include 160 kW, which would be correct.

Re: 62kWh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:48 pm
by NotATesla
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:45 pm
4.0 Miles per Kilowatt is pretty good for 65 - 75 mph.

Any driving tips you can suggest? (beyond tires as 44 psi) What elevation are you at?
Do most people do 40 psi? I just kept my tires at what they were when I got them from the dealer...

I'm in relatively flat "South West" Ohio with a loss in elevation as I drive from South Dayton(656ft) to Cincinnati(482ft) for work. Driving home/north I hit traffic and have to drive around 45 -55 mph for the first ~10 miles so that's a energy saver when going uphil and takes me to almost equal elevation with home. If there's no traffic I drive 65-70 where and when possible.

The only other thing I do is drive in B mode the majority of the time I'm on the road and try to "coast" as much as possible when needing to slow down.

Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:08 pm
by LeftieBiker
The only other thing I do is drive in B mode the majority of the time I'm on the road and try to "coast" as much as possible when needing to slow down.


B Mode (and ePedal when available) work great for city driving, but Eco alone or D alone are better for highway use because it's so much easier to coast.

Re: 62kwh Leaf Plus Efficiency Posting

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:44 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
Tire PSI is interesting. On my 13 Leaf the dealer kept the tiers under inflated to soften the ride. It took me a few weeks before I realized they were at 30 psi. The ride was much stiffer at 37-38psi.

On my 19 the tires were inflated at 40 psi. I was surprised to see on the side wall that they are rated up to 44psi, so for longer drives I ensure they are at 44. Every bit helps.

I am traveling from Chicago to South of indy this week, so going to try a couple things. 1. Tape the intake at the bottom of the front to see if it helps efficiency at speed at all. 2. Open the hood at the one Chademo planned to see if it reduces rate of battery temp increase.