DaveinOlyWA wrote:How did you determine charging speed? do you have LEAF Spy or did you simply use Nissan dash?stutech wrote:I bought an SL plus the other day, trading in my 2018 SV. So far I can say the new leaf plus is tremendously better in lots of ways. The first one being I seem to get better miles per kw averaging 3.8 to 4 in most scenarios. I believe this may have something to do with more available power from the motor. Second the new infotainment center looks crisp and operates way faster. Nissan also added a new range display map that actually calculates based on speed and terrain, I would actually say it’s pessimistic, and I’ve definitely beat its guess on range. Another thing they added too the infotainment is album art, and way better maps, both of which are a big deal too me. I got to take the car on a trip to Boise recently from South Jordan, Utah(Salt Lake), and can say it did fairly well. I was pretty nervous on the first leg of the trip only going 60mph from Ogden, Utah to Heyburn Idaho, due too the giant hills. I then charged at electrify America, at 50kw the entire time, until it got over 85% and it cost me $16.88 to go form 19% to 89%. I then drove 70mph from Heyburn, Idaho to Mountain Home, Idaho averaging 3.8miles per kw. I then charged in Mountain Home at electrify America costing me $4.35 and adding about 60miles. I could have probably made it all the way too Boise from Heyburn, but I was scared as I hadn’t tested the car, and it was pretty cold outside so I needed heat. The car did pretty well considering their was rain and a bit of cold the whole way. One thing I did notice though is the guess o meter is complete garbage, and I had to rely on the battery percentage to really know if I was going to make it. My guess o meter kept changing by plus or minus 40miles really upping my range anxiety. I paid $38,000 for the sl plus model through so I am not too upset with the performance as after tax credit it will only be $30500 which is great for the features and performance. I thought about a model 3 instead, but sat in one and hated the lack of things that are basic in other cars. The model s on the other hand was really nice, but out of my budget. Overall I would say the leaf plus models are really pretty good for the money and you could do worse.
I used a combination of the dash charging rate indicated, and leaf spy pro. The Nissan Leaf dash seems to be fairly accurate, although a bit fuzzy compared to doing the calculation manually with the total time and inputed kw to get an average charging rate.