Kieran973 wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:00 pm
Now that it's been out for a little while, can any Leaf Plus owners comment on real world highway range?
I'm particularly wondering two things:
1. What are the warm weather real world highway ranges of the S Plus vs the SV Plus (with the All-Weather Package)? Let's say the conditions are 65 mph, 70 degrees F ambient, AC set to 70 F with fan speed at 2 bars, relatively flat roads, no precipitation, and little to no headwinds.
2. What are the cold weather real world highway ranges of the S Plus vs the SV Plus (with the All-Weather Package)? Let's say the conditions are 65 mph, 30 degrees F ambient, heat set to 70 F with fan speed at 2 bars, relatively flat roads, no precipitation, and little to no headwinds.
In my own 40 kWh SV, the real world range under the conditions in question 1 is about 150 miles and under the conditions in question 2 about 120 miles. So about exactly EPA range in ideal warm weather conditions and about 80% of EPA range in moderate winter conditions. Can the same be said of the S Plus and SV Plus? Since the SV Plus with All-Weather Package has a heat pump while the S Plus does not, is the S Plus' winter range less than 80% EPA? Ultimately, the reason I'm asking is I'm trying to get a ballpark idea of how different it would be to make 250ish mile drives (NYC to Boston, NYC to DC) in the 40 kWh Leaf vs the 62 kWh Leaf.
1) 270 with A/C variable. Setting it to 70º I found to be a bit cold for me. My 40 seemed to not have any temperature control so comfort was set by fan speed. In some cases, toggling was needed but generally ran at fan speed 2.
2) I don't know what kind of "real" world you live in but there is nearly nowhere here that one can drive any distance without significant slowdowns. On my initial trip home about 85 miles, I got home with 65% SOC (on dash) 69% LS. It was 95% freeway with light rain in high 40's. I used no heat but it was new car and defrost was frequently necessary and as always, new car glass seems to have a film that causes it to fog more than normal.
There were slowdowns covering 10-15 miles at 30-50 mph, another stretch, maybe 5 miles of 0-20 mph, and another that was about 5 miles of speeds 20-30 mph. The rest was 60-70 mph probably just over 65 mph average (LEAF speedo)
Another metric; My commute 25 miles roundtrip. I started at 80% SOC (210 miles on GOM) drove 5 days, ended with 50 miles. Trip is 7½ miles freeway, 5 miles surface streets at 35-45 mph. Morning commute slower with 2 mile slowdown to 30-40 mph. Afternoon is clear generally all at 70-75 mph. Total distance this week 127 miles. It was mixed wet/dry. Nothing heavy. Used heat a bit on 2 days in morning when temps were below 30º
Guessing this will help little but then again, that is simply the nature of what you are asking. The better metric is simply taking an average during a month of Winter verses a month of Summer.
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; 8468.7 mi, 95.18% SOH
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