DougWantsALeaf
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Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:22 am

The most interesting part was at the end of the article:

However, the NCM 811 battery cells from AESC arrive this year. With 32 % more volumetric energy density than the current NCM 523 battery cells, Nissan could make a new 82 kWh battery pack with the same size. Considering that a good TMS takes some space in the battery pack, a 75 kWh NCM 811 battery with liquid cooling would be reasonable…

I hope that the Nissan LEAF is going to get a completely new battery pack this year with NCM 811 battery cells and liquid cooling. Electric cars without long-lasting battery packs aren’t environmentally friendly products.
2019 SV Plus Silver 6/19 purchase 6,800 M
2013 Leaf SV
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh

DougWantsALeaf
Posts: 1301
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:29 pm

So was thinking about it as I was driving around today (24F just seat and wheel heater on average 3.7-4.1 miles/kW).

In my 13 Leaf, I could do a gentle 100 miles (121 was my max drive in year 3 of the car) on a charge, which is 20% over EPA.

If I took 20% over the 216 EPA on my 2019 Leaf Plus that would be 258 miles. I personally believe the efficiency on the epa scale is accurate to one digit on the kilowatts per 100 miles, so the 215 could be more like 220 miles. That would put the 120% at 264 which is about What I was seeing at a managed highway speed, similar to the speed to achieve 100 miles in the 2013 Leaf.

So I guess I should not have been surprised at the higher range. For those with the SR+, can you achieve 20% above epa on the highway when driving carefully? So 300 miles to empty? Just curious if the same multiple applies.

Even with the 20% it looks like Niro/Kona does a better job yet efficiency and range wise.
2019 SV Plus Silver 6/19 purchase 6,800 M
2013 Leaf SV
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh

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