And now, the conclusion of my little Serial, entitled "Can a 2013 Leaf SV manage a 43 mile round trip commute in sub-zero weather? The answer is... "Yes, but."
I drove more slowly on the first leg of the trip home, from 30 to 45MPH. I planned on passing the Nissan dealership's EVSE by if I had more than 28% charge when I reached them. Instead, though, at the last minute I made a small side trip to pick up groceries, and that cost me an extra 1% or so. I had just 26% when I arrived at the dealership, so I stopped for a quick partial charge, and found...a Leaf parked at the EVSE, and plugged in. I pulled in next to it, having noticed that no charge LEDs were lit. I wasn't sure in the poor light what generation it was, so I looked in the driver's window to see if the "EVSE Locked" light was lit. Just darkness inside. So I carefully unplugged it, plugged mine in, and sat inside with the stereo on and the heated throw over me, for about 20 minutes, picking up a hair over 12% more charge. The I plugged the other Leaf back in and left.
For a while I was concerned that I'd be in VLBW territory, so I slowed to 40, then to 35MPH, until I was sure I'd be ok. Then back up to 45 until I reached town. I arrived with 18% charge left. So yes, I could have made it without the extra juice, but I would have done it with only about 6% charge left, so I'm glad I stopped.
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