Ok, took my S+ Plus out it’s first extended drive today. Conditions were perfect mid 80’s and humid, so wind resistance was likely optimal.
The drive was from North side of Chicago to Huntley IL. 3 miles to the highway at 35, 38 miles on the highway between 65-73mph (speedometer), the final leg about 3 miles or so at 45 mph.
Total drive 89 miles per Google and 91 miles per odometer.
Leaving Stats. 759 Gids, 99.3%SOC LS, 99% Dash SOC 58.8kilowatts.
End Stats. 535 Gids, 66% dash SOC 69.6% SOC LS. 41.5 Kilowatts.
So, needless to say I was blown away by the efficiency...really to a point of disbelief.
Watching GPS based speeds at 70mph, it does look like there is an error of about 3%, or just over 2mph. I am guessing that s due to the tire diameter.
On a numbers basis... this was 89 miles on 17.3 kilowatts of power..an unbelievable 5.1 efficiency round trip. The trip computer measured 4.8 miles a kilowatt, which is also too high for the speeds I was traveling.
Now the car is an inch lower, the wheels are lighter, the car is lighter, There was some traffic maybe modestly helping with slipstream, and I have lost 5 pounds in the last month, but still..
It may be time for a 1000km challenge if this is true. I posted a picture leaving on reddit. Charged GOM was over 300 miles today.
Battery ending temp was 85F which was about ambient.
Dave, others, have you seen anything close to this?? I am still think I must be miscalculating.
2019 S Plus (97.98% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (94.84% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019 with 11 bars
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV+: 242 Highway miles @ 4.5 miles/kWh