I have yet to ever duplicate that first trip. NEVER get their with 43 miles left (does the gom "adjust" as you go?? ie adapt?)
I also never get a full charge anymore. I know I have lost around 10% of the battery capacity if I am reading leaf spy right but SOC never goes to 100% every. 90 to 93 percent tops.
why does it stop charging early? why won't it charge to 100% available capacity or am I misreading something?
Here is today's leafspy from the trip to work in EHC
what do you guys think? seems I need 11.7kw to get to work (light wind 62' no climate control)
I will do it again tomorrow night when I go home to see if there is any change.
seems I have 7.3kw of excess capacity.
What do you guys think my prospects are for a sub 20' drive like this? do I have sufficient excess to make the trip do you think? with and or without heat ? how close would it be?
I have never actually run the car "empty" because it just takes too long to recharge it until I have L2 charging (2 weeks fingers crossed) so I have no idea what its drop dead range is really going to be.
I am also confused by the readings I am getting. it seems the battery depletes faster in the beginning and then stabilizes. for example driving a flat steady 50mph I definitely get over 5m/kw I drove a 5m segment and only lost .9kw
my trip has what I call 2 legs. the start is some stop and go climb over the BBB bridge etc..
I use the jacksonville rt20 intersection as the hand off or about 13.4miles. that segment I used 3.3kw (far lower than 5m/kw) (right at 4m/kw)
the second segment is pretty constant 50mph with only a couple stops (3 or 4 typically sometimes less if I time the lights right get lucky etc..)
that segment is 39.5miles and used 8.4kw for 4.7m/kw
all this as per leafspy readings.
leaf spy says I have 34.5m to 0% for whatever that is worth
the reason I split the trip is I know its different driving types for those 2 basic segments and also in a pinch I think there is an L2 charging station I can use about a half mile down from where I turn off on columbus rd. so if I got "stuck" at work and the weather turns too cold I MIGHT be able to make it to that charging station and just chill for an hour to add another 15 miles to the car to make the last leg home.
any feedback is greatly appreciated. I really wish I could just toss another 5kw battery into the trunk and be done with it
this car REALLY needs just a teeny tiny bit more capacity. Just a tiny bit more to be really worry free.
oddly enough I have no concerns for delivery since I will for started soon have L2 charging at work and second I am never more than 7 miles from the store where I can switch to my backup ice if I need too (94 metro xfi)
which I hopefully won't need once I can L2 charge (have had to use it 3 times now all 3 times I could have finished in the leaf but it would have been "close" and I have a rule. don't use it once I get down to 20 miles range just in case so I KNOW I can get the car home no matter what. so I have 1600 miles so far gas free and have had to put maybe 2 gallons into the metro in total
not bad at all for L1 charging limits!
2012 SV 4802miles. 1month 2400 miles. 9 weeks 5000 miles. 6 months 13,300 miles. 4/18 15,000 miles.