mbutter wrote:Note that each bar represents 2KW (24 KW battery capacity/12 bars).
Sorry, mbutter, but this is not true. I don't think it was even correct with the original firmware, though that might be debatable. It is definitely not true if you have the March upgrade.
Jimmydreams wrote:Nissans on-line portal numbers went into "UNRELIABLE" territory with the software patch a few months ago. Don't use/trust them at all. They only accurate info you'll find on the portal is how many bars of charge you have.
I'll go Jimmy one better. The "percentages" you see there do not mean, and have never ever meant, anything other than just the number of bars remaining. "33%" means 4/12 bars. Period. Now, that could be four full bars, or it could be just a smidgen more than three bars. They will both be reported as 33%. That is also why you see 83% if you charge to 80%. An 80% charge is not ten full bars, but it is more than nine, so ten are showing. 10/12 = 0.8333, so you see 83%.
Now, the important news: With the firmware upgrade the bars have shrunk
We don't know the exact numbers, but each bar now appears to represent about 7% of the total capacity, and there is approximate 15% of the total capacity left after the last bar disappears. There is some debate as to whether all the bars are the "same size". I think they are, but others disagree.
defiancecp said he went from 80% to 4 bars in 27 miles. Using my assumptions, that means he had somewhere between 37% and 43% left. By happenstance, if you subtract that from 80% it means he had used between 37% and 43%. That yields an estimated range of between 63 and 73 miles on 100%. That's better than his calculation of 57 miles, but admittedly not terribly good. You can do a lot better, defiance, as you learn to use the car. Start by watching the bubbles in the "eyebrow". Try to hold it down to three bubbles. If you ever see more than four, back off the accelerator. And I recommend having the dot matrix LCD in the middle of the dash set to energy economy. Look at the average every night, think about your driving that day, and then reset it. It depends on where you are driving, of course, but good drivers can usually keep that above 4 m/kWh; great drivers can get it over 5 m/kwh.
Good luck in your journey!