JPWhite wrote:This is probably the reason Phoenix drivers are unhappy with the capacity warranty because capacity does not appear to equate to driving range, and driving range is all that matters.
I posted my comments at http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 82#p258782
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. I agree that driving range is really what matters and should matter.
Unfortunately, some of the people who stood up to complain about range didn't give enough info (e.g. Charging to 100%? How far are they running it down to? N bars, LBW, VLBW, turtle, n on the GOM?) And, as I mentioned, some seem too dependent on the GOM. The GOM is adding to their frustration and the screwy HVAC behavior doesn't help.
To me, Nissan might need to come up w/a standardized range test that's relatively easy for a dealer to run, either on highways in the area or on a dyno w/very specific settings and speed (kinda like Tony's range test) to evaluate the actual range of "problem cars". Unfortunately, this is somewhat costly in terms of labor due to the time needed and window of available times (e.g. can't run it in heavy traffic).
And, Nissan will need to better educate some of the complainers on driving tips, GOM usage (or non-usage) and HVAC usage. At least if some guy says "my car only get 50 miles". Nissan can run a test and say "see, we ran at 62 mph, HVAC off, on this route, etc. and got x miles".
I'm surprised there haven't been more comments. Those who didn't attend don't have time and/or motivation to spend 2 hours watching? (If so, totally understandable.)