Since reporters and other delberts were running out of battery and giving the car bad press early on, Nissan changed the battery gauge to hide about 1.5 bars of capacity under the last bar as a "reserve." This "update" happened in early 2011 and it has been this way on all cars since. I don't see it changing at any time in the near future...
Stanton wrote:The LeafDD saved my a** tonight: I hit LBW and the LeafDD said I had almost 30% left. I made it home easily and I would have been worried otherwise. Why are these cars starting to 'squirrel away' capacity under LBW (like I read about last year)? I'm hoping the (new) software update "fixes" that problem, because it's obvious I have a lot more range left than the gauges are showing me.
Leaf SL 2011 to 2016, Volt Premier 2016 to 2019, and now:
2019 Tesla Model 3; LR, RWD, FSD, 19" Sport Wheels, silver/black; built 3/17/19, delivered 3/29/19.