Yep. Unrealistic expectation combined with less than accommodating instrumentation. I laugh when I see posts bragging about "living on the edge" from people getting home with 2% SOC thinking they barely made it.LeftieBiker wrote: ↑Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:13 pmI think there are a significant number of people who either get lied to about range, or who drive 80MPH and then give up the EV because it won't go far enough at that speed.A more telling poll is how many try EVs and then go back to gassers. Remove the ones relocating and ones changing jobs and the rate drops to near zero.
I haven't run the numbers yet but I am likely in the 3.6 mile/kwh range. For some reason, I have been doing the dash to work so its been 75 as much as possible with heat on at least half the time.DougWantsALeaf wrote: ↑Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:00 pmAgreed. I think the single most important tip when driving to the extent of your range is to drive by efficiency number, which will almost always keep you out of trouble with range anxiety. It does require some basic math. So if you have 55kWh available and need to go 200 miles, you want efficiency above 3.7 to be safe. That's pretty easy if you keep it under 70, but more than many want to think about.
I consider it part of the sport of driving an ev.
My S+ is down to 4.4 miles/kWh this month with temps below freezing and highway driving. Even without heat, i have even seen some upper 3s after some faster highway runs.
I did run heat once, and was a little shocked at the power draw vs. the heat pump in The other Leaf.
Sucks but normal. I had an adjustment last nearly 2 weeks and it was also my biggest one as well. As far as the wheel size comment; What is stopping you? (other than the cost)DougWantsALeaf wrote: ↑Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:45 pmOk, curiosity here.
12/5/2020 97.96 172.8 104.75 3072
12/12/2020 97.95 172.78 104.56 3106
12/22/2020 97.1 171.28 104.22 3183
12/24/2020 96.4 170.05 104.05 3220
12/31/2020 95.4 168.29 104.09 3353
I had thought my adjustment cycle was over well before the 24th, but it continued this week. Sadly 2.5% vanished. And I was so optimistic when the first adjustment was up.
(Date, SoH, AHr, Hx, mileage)
Definitely want good before and after records on efficiency.