TaylorSFGuy
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250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:46 am

Tonight I will be rolling over 100,000 miles on my second LEAF. The first Nissan LEAF having gone in excess of 150,000 miles brings me to a quarter of a million all electric miles.

This has been nearly mechanically perfect - the only issue was the power window switch on the 2011 and the blue finish has cracked off the hood emblem on the 2014. Other than that - both have their original brakes, one set of tires on the 2011 and no other maintenance needed. There aren't many ICE drivers that can attest to such a trouble free experience.

In December 2013, I was recognized by Washington Governor Inslee and Nissan NA representatives as the first driver in the US and likely the world to reach 100,000 miles on a mass produced all electric vehicle. Now I have hit that milestone again. My original intention for going all electric was to save money. At 30MPG the electricity works out to less than $0.90 per gallon equivalent. So what haven't I used? Some 8,000 gallons of gasoline yielding a savings of nearly $18,000.

In early 2014, it wasn't possible to purchase a new battery which is why I didn't replace the 2011's. They were only available for warranty replacement which isn't why I needed one. While I was completing my promise to reach 150,000 on the 2011, Nissan started their replacement program.

The 2014 battery appears to be holding up fairly similar to the 2011 at 100,000 miles. GID count is 219. Still good enough to get me each way in my 125 mile round trip commute even on dark rainy nights.

In 2011, My Employer - Taylor Shellfish in Shelton Washington made this all possible by installing one of the first publicly accessible no charge to use Level 2 EVSEs in Western Washington. Since then, we have installed more units at some of our other locations to be used by employees and visitors. I am very appreciative to them for allowing this to happen.

When others like me ordered our cars nearly sight unseen in 2011, we had no idea what the future would bring. I think it is fair to say we are just beginning to see the options ahead of us.

Thanks for including me in this journey we have taken from the forefront of the EV movement. Steve
Mileage as of May 19, 2016 is 150,000 - 147 GID at 100%

Ordered Jan. 21, 2011 Delivered May 13, 2011

Number of months with highest mileage on Carwings - 23

First LEAF to 100,000 Miles in USA if not worldwide
First non commercial LEAF to 150,000 Miles

Reddy
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Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:21 pm

I can't say it loud enough, THANK YOU!!!
Reddy
2011 SL; 9 bar, 45.80 AHr; 45,000 mi; rcv'd Aug 18, 2011
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Nubo
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Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:38 pm

Congratulations on your milestone! Shelton was my first night's stop on a Pacific Coast bicycle tour (having started in Seattle). Beautiful area.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

jjeff
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Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:49 pm

TaylorSFGuy wrote:....The first Nissan LEAF having gone in excess of 150,000....[/u].

....one set of tires on the 2011 and no other maintenance needed....

Thanks for including me in this journey we have taken from the forefront of the EV movement. Steve
You got 75k miles on each set of tires for your '11 :?
I find that extremely hard to believe, my first set of Ecopia's only lasted 20k and my second set also has 20k and is showing wear, I figure I'll be lucky to get 50k on those.
Are you sure you didn't replace a couple other sets of tires? Glad you've had such good luck with your Leaf but sure haven't experienced tire wear like you :(
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
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hmmwv
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Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:57 pm

Wow that's impressive, our awful traffic must have helped with that 125 miles range. Probably also why your tires lasted that long too, I'm hitting 56000 miles on my original 2013 tires, but I think I'll be needing replacement within the next 6 months.
2013 LEAF SL w/Premium Pkg, Brilliant Silver, 55,244 miles, LeafSpy: 50.17 AHr, SOH 76%, Hx70.30% as of 11/05/2018, 10 bars, 28 QC, 2129 L2/L2

DaveinOlyWA
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:47 am

The miles are a monumental achievement. No question about that but I still say the most amazing thing is your ability to get the most from your tires!!
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 412 mi, 99.72% SOH
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Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:49 am

jjeff wrote:
TaylorSFGuy wrote:....The first Nissan LEAF having gone in excess of 150,000....[/u].

....one set of tires on the 2011 and no other maintenance needed....

Thanks for including me in this journey we have taken from the forefront of the EV movement. Steve
You got 75k miles on each set of tires for your '11 :?
I find that extremely hard to believe, my first set of Ecopia's only lasted 20k and my second set also has 20k and is showing wear, I figure I'll be lucky to get 50k on those.
Are you sure you didn't replace a couple other sets of tires? Glad you've had such good luck with your Leaf but sure haven't experienced tire wear like you :(
75.000???

You need to reread!! His 2014 is OVER 100,000 miles on its OEM shoes!
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 412 mi, 99.72% SOH
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davewill
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Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:23 am

The man is a BEAST!! Your accomplishments are really impressive...but the commute must be a killer!
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powersurge
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Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:15 am

Your post is eye opening!!!! This accomplishment tells me that I can keep my current Leaf (bought new) and buy one with a dead battery. I can spend only $8500 for new batteries, and have cars for decades of cheap electric driving....

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TonyWilliams
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Re: 250,000 All Electric miles on my Nissan LEAFs

Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:01 am

None of my three LEAFs (2011, 2012, or 2017) went over 25,000 miles on the original tires.

I recently surpassed 100,000 miles on two cars:

* 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV (with our JdeMO fast charge kit)

** 2015 Tesla Model S

I have driven over 300,000 miles all-Electric.

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