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Re: chicago winter range

Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:03 am

A three to four year old LEAF is nominally a 40 to 60 mile range vehicle, and a 30 to 35 mile range vehicle in really cold weather if you like heat. The SV and SL with heat pump is better down to around 5 to 10F.

I don't think LEAF will be a good long term choice for the OP unless charging at work in downtown Chicago is possible.
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Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
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Re: chicago winter range

Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:06 am

balefire wrote:Thanks for all the replies.
Basically just wanted confirmation of what I already suspected.

I really want a Nissan Leaf to reduce my costs for my DD, but it sounds like below 32F or degradation, it may not make my 50-60 mile trip.
I do have another ICE car but its a sports car that is getting high in mileage, wear and tear that I was trying to reduce

I'm thinking a BMW i3 w/ REX might be better for my Chicago 50-60 mile trip.
It is just WAY more expensive...
And the deals on the Nissan Leaf (0% 72 month, 3500 cash back) are so GOOD...
If the deals get any better with the Leaf MY2015 imminent, I might just get the leaf and suffer winter range anxiety, hehe.
I was REALLY surprised but looking on auto trader, a number of the Chicago area dealer's are showing i3's as 'available' in stock, granted just a single i3 in most cases so these could be pre-orders but perhaps they will come to market sooner here than later, least expensive was $47K with a few showing $53K … just way too much for what it is but it's another choice. What prompted me to check was yet another TV ad for it but this time it added 'check with you Chicagoland BMW dealer' at the end of the ad which wasn't there earlier.

EDIT: posted some photos over on the 'offical' i3 thread ... Motor Werks does indeed have an i3 ... check it out

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 88#p373588
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Re: chicago winter range

Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:29 am

Are these mileage reports all for the 24kwh battery or the 30kwh battery?

Sorry for bumping a old thread.

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Re: chicago winter range

Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:00 am

rikus11 wrote:Are these mileage reports all for the 24kwh battery or the 30kwh battery?

Sorry for bumping a old thread.
Anything that old is for the 24 KWh battery.
2011 SL; 9 bar, 45.80 AHr; 45,000 mi; rcv'd Aug 18, 2011
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