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Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:00 am
by DougWantsALeaf
Another good review. This one speaks highly of the quality.

https://m.heise.de/autos/artikel/Test-N ... 6471190286

Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:03 am
by webeleafowners
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:00 am
Another good review. This one speaks highly of the quality.

https://m.heise.de/autos/artikel/Test-N ... 6471190286
Ugh. Learned some new vocabulary on that one. Still. Reassuring to see others like the car for being just what it is. A solid good car. Looking forward to ours next spring.

Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:29 am
by DougWantsALeaf
While small, the number of Leaf sales in Germany is growing.

Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:47 am
by webeleafowners
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:29 am
While small, the number of Leaf sales in Germany is growing.
Doug a while back I seem to recall you (maybe you) making a comment on an experience you had or heard about with reserve km or miles left when battery was low. If that was you can you tell me how it presented itself. Eg? 10 percent on the GOM and then X amount of km left etc. How many kilometres travelled at that point. Total including reserve range etc. Just a curiousity thing.

Thanks Doug.

Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:55 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
I don’t know if this is what you were looking for but as I rolled in from traveling back from Bloomington IN to north of Chicago, my gom was —- and showing 1% for miles on the GOM (at least 4-5) yet I had not yet hit very low battery, and Leaf spy was still showing 4+ kWh remaining.

I need to take the car to Turtle, just haven’t had the time.

Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:09 pm
by webeleafowners
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:55 pm
I don’t know if this is what you were looking for but as I rolled in from traveling back from Bloomington IN to north of Chicago, my gom was —- and showing 1% for miles on the GOM (at least 4-5) yet I had not yet hit very low battery, and Leaf spy was still showing 4+ kWh remaining.

I need to take the car to Turtle, just haven’t had the time.
So informed speculation on range at 1 percent. 15 - 20 km????

Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:10 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
Likely more. You have probably 12 careful miles or nearly 20km at very low battery. So at the point it hits 1% I would guess 25-30km.

I have been curious to understand why more posters have not tried the very low end of the battery to test available range.

When I am bored next and have a lower battery I will try to do slow circles around our library lot and charger, it just takes a long long time. When I did my 120 mile run in my 2013 Leaf it took hours to run off the last 30 miles.

In a Plus...so long to do the test, unless riding in on empty.

Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:20 am
by DougWantsALeaf

Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:49 am
by DougWantsALeaf
Here is a video of another driver that also can get mi 4’s at minimal highway speed. No drafting. This is the video of a 500 mile day trip.

https://youtu.be/quhlbHhXXZ8

Re: 2019 "60 kWh" Leaf e-Plus

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:35 am
by DaveinOlyWA
webeleafowners wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:09 pm
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:55 pm
I don’t know if this is what you were looking for but as I rolled in from traveling back from Bloomington IN to north of Chicago, my gom was —- and showing 1% for miles on the GOM (at least 4-5) yet I had not yet hit very low battery, and Leaf spy was still showing 4+ kWh remaining.

I need to take the car to Turtle, just haven’t had the time.
So informed speculation on range at 1 percent. 15 - 20 km????
Well, we can speculate. As packs have grown, reserve range has grown but % has been relatively static. I went to "below zero" the other day (for lack of a better term) when SOC meter went to "_ _ _" and had 11.7% SOC according to LEAF Spy. Now how much of that is usable is dependent on

1) How fast you are driving. Turtle is voltage triggered so an abrupt and heavy demand for power could likely trigger Turtle early if a single cell hits that voltage threshold.

2) Pack balance. I don't really charge to 100% unless I need it and haven't needed it more than twice in the past 5 months but my pack is very much in line so the idea of charging to full once a month to balance is probably not a good one.

3) Although not the time mentioned, I have gone to as low as 1.3% and a handful of times below 2%

Now, my foray into "below zero" was not all that exciting. I went to Chehalis planning to charge but there was a abandoned Bolt sitting there at 60% that had been charging over 30 minutes. Not willing to wait, I decided on Centralia which was only 4½ miles away.

There are side streets 40 mph with only ½ of freeway (VERY long on/off ramp actually) at 60 mph so an easy drive on the battery. I made it with 5-6 miles to spare.

When I went to "_ _ _" on the SOC meter, it said I had 12 miles of range and up to that time, it had been all freeway at 70 mph