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100 miles in a 5 year old Leaf!

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:05 pm
by 72andsunny
I lost by second bar this week, and I’m about to hit 50,000 miles. But after losing the bar, my range seems to have improved. I’m on pace to get 104 miles on this charge, which is about what I could do when the car was new. Has anyone else noticed a range boost after losing a bar? I had been averaging 80 or so for the last several months.

Re: 100 miles in a 5 year old Leaf!

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:54 pm
by LeftieBiker
72andsunny wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:05 pm
I lost by second bar this week, and I’m about to hit 50,000 miles. But after losing the bar, my range seems to have improved. I’m on pace to get 104 miles on this charge, which is about what I could do when the car was new. Has anyone else noticed a range boost after losing a bar? I had been averaging 80 or so for the last several months.
No, that doesn't happen. What does happen is EV drivers slowly get more efficient at maximizing energy per mile. I suspect that this has happened here - or that some other factor has come into play.

Re: 100 miles in a 5 year old Leaf!

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:29 am
by alozzy
LOL, I can't wait to drop another bar now, I could use some extra range ;)

Re: 100 miles in a 5 year old Leaf!

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:21 am
by gncndad
72andsunny: Help us out by putting your location in your signature, and the year and model Leaf you're referencing. Your post will have much more value!!!

Re: 100 miles in a 5 year old Leaf!

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:19 am
by EatsShootsandLeafs
It's the weather. In much of the country this is the very best EV weather. The battery is at a nice comfy temperature and you're not using AC or heat much, or at all.