mkjayakumar wrote:EPA estimate is only 2.9 kWh ?? WTF ?
I guess they were driving up a mountain all the while during this test ? I would have to drive like an ICE maniac with full heat ON on a cold winter night, for me to get that efficiency.
No you don't. You just have to drive like a normal somewhat aggressive driver. We've had the Leaf for about a week. I'm really into the gadgetry and dials and having fun trying to see how high I can get the pretty numbers, and I'm working my way up into the high 4's and low 5's driving around running errands.
My wife could care less, drives it like she has always driven (and has no desire to change) and runs just under 3.
The audience on this forum (and Leaf purchasers for that matter) is dramatically skewed to those who will change their driving techniques and habits to try to be more efficient.
I think the EPA estimate sounds very fair for normal drivers who are just driving their cars like they always have and not thinking about it.