Hey everyone, my wife just turned over the keys to her 24kWh 2013 Leaf S to me and I'm wondering about the best way to extend the range of the car. I've been driving it a couple of weeks, researched all the mileage-savings tips and advice, but at the end of my commute to and from work I'm frequently making it home on two or three dashes. Minor battery degradation over the next several months and the desire to turn on my AC when temps rise to 100F+ this summer has me worried the car won't work out for the next 18 months while I save up for my next vehicle. So, I've been researching ways to increase the car's range.
Searching for a solution led me to a battery-powered electric generator like this one https://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-56V-300 ... /305092922 that I would run to recharge part of the Leaf battery while it's parked and I'm at work. I'd recharge the generator batteries along with the car overnight.
The generator says it outputs 2,000 watts of power and total capacity is 30Ah, which at 120V is 3.6kWh. That would provide an additional ~13 miles of range with the AC on. Total cost of this system would be about $1,700. Two questions:
1) At 2k watts, would the generator put out as much electricity as the regular 120V outlet in my garage at my home? The power output is the measure I'm confused about.
2) Does anyone have experience with a similar solution? I've seen some highly complex trunk setups but they seem like they're beyond my technical expertise.