All righty then - let the fun begin. Folks are wondering about how far the Leaf will move on a charge.
We have a starting point - the standardized test cycle range of 'at least' 100 miles on the LA4 (UDDS) drive cycle. But how far can we drive at 45mph or at 65mph? We don't know yet. But we can develop an educated guess.
J1634 used the same test cycle Nissan reports - the LA4 or UDDS. This data is pulled directly from the EVAmerica test results and is sorted by LA4 test cycle range.
PbA: Lead acid
NiMH: Nickel metal hydride
LiMn: Lithium Manganese
This graphic shows results from Southern California road testing on the DOE's 'Pomona Loop'. Details at the link
. Notice the range - and 'range of range' from the only lithium powered car in the lineup?
Lithium is a 'game changer' in more than just charging efficiency!