2019 SV+ 200 miles ODO, Trip from Montpelier ,VT to Burlington VT. Round trip 74 miles. Outside -13 F for first leg. 2.7 miles per kWh from the car's meter. At start battery temp was blue only at the red dot before the change to white. I should have done LeafSpy readings but didn't get to it. I stayed off the interstate ran the heat low but comfortable with seat heat and steering. 50-55 mph mostly. Cooper Evolution studded snow tires @ 41 psi.
Start @ 97% end @ 46% upon returning home. Outside temps on the return high teens. 6 miles of interstate at the end of the trip @ 65mph. Car sat outside in the wind for 7 hours before returning.
In hind sight I believe I could have taken the interstate in both directions and made the trip with miles to spare. The real drag inducer was the studded snows. As speed increases so does the resistance from them and the noise.
I was impressed that I could make that trip without charging at my destination. My 2016 made that trip in similar at the same time of year but much warmer and Michelin X-Ice studless snow tires. I still needed to charge at the destination for a couple of hours.
The Leaf plus is finally a capable car mostly. I'm still convinced that , as I'm sure many of you are, the battery temp management is still needed.
Mine did warm up on the rip in to what ever the short segments on the car gauge mean. I had a bout 1/4 of the region gauge dots present in maybe 7 miles of driving.
I do plan to test this one out on some multi charge trips this summer.
For my needs this car well exceeds what I normally do so for now I am quite happy with it.
Why studded snows. I work very close to home but have to climb a very steep road early in the morning then get into my work driveway that has another steep hill, I am the plow person so am usually the first one there. I have always made it with my previous Leafs but some mornings were dicy. This car is a tank with the Coopers. If I had to make a log highway commute I would likely go back to studless.
Hope this is good info,
Have a great day!
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