edatoakrun wrote:And so, it appears you may have misrepresented the range loss of all the LEAFs tested, by exaggerating the percentages of range lose by about that same 5%. And since you apparently did not collect any data that would allow us to try to estimate actual battery capacity of any of the test cars:
So, the only thing I can conclude from the methodology and results of of this range test, its that eleven of the twelve LEAFs (~ten of which were selected for testing because the owners reported unusually high loss of range) have about 84% to 100% (with a large and unknown level of uncertainty) of what Nissan states (in your single source cited) is "estimated" new LEAF range.
Would it have been better to have a Leaf with 281 Gids at full charge? Of course. However, one thing is clear from Tony's data: the percent Gids is lower than the percent of a "New Leaf Range" (84 miles) in every single case
. It is reasonable to infer that a Leaf with 100% Gids would have at least
100% of the "New Leaf Range"--and likely more. My guess
is that a Leaf with 100% Gids would travel farther than 84 miles, such that the range loss is probably greater than calculated from the data. If a new Leaf can be found and tested on the same course in similar conditions, I predict that this will be the case.
And your guess
, may be better than mine.
Since all my level freeway speed driving has been on long trips requiring slow L2 charging, I have never had the luxury of the extra time required to test my LEAFs full range at this speed myself.
I have always thought the range estimates I got from Nissan before I took delivery, and those posted by actual road tests, and later assimilated by Tony into the range chart, were close to correct.
And I would correlate both those sources of estimates, with (very roughly) between ~76 and 80 miles, under the Phoenix test conditions.
Even if you scour the country find a "new" LEAF with the magic gid count you seek (how often do you see 281, at Phoenix range test temperatures?) what evidence would you have that there is not a significant variation in available battery capacity between "new" LEAFs, and that that single LEAF was not atypical?
As an example, I would guess
, that "Blue 534" from the test probably would have done 84 miles