The vast majority of my driving is highway, I'd say probably close to 85% of the miles on my car are highway, possibly even more than that. Given we don't take the battery below 20% if we can avoid it we generally get about 200 usable miles on road trips(starting at 100%) and as a daily driver closer to 150 (start 80%-end 20% charge).SageBrush wrote: ↑Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:19 am.
It does not. Range is a matter of highway driving, and that is a very YMMV based on driving speed. The reports you are reading are mixtures of highway and city driving.
Better range? yes. Significantly better? No. Driving styles can easily flip the placement.DougWantsALeaf wrote: ↑Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:07 amGlad to see that most are in the 4 - 4.4 range of efficiency. Based on usage and remaining charge, it puts the car's usable range close to 250 than 226/216.
Anyone on the forum have both a Bolt and a Leaf plus? I would be curious to know if they felt the Bolt has significantly better range.
Headlight use is not significant. Heater use and increased rolling resistance from colder temperatures are main causes of reduced range. I think the S+ (base model with 62 kWh battery) includes the larger navigation screen. If so, there is an energy use screen which displays graphs for traction motor, climate control, and auxiliary (12 volt) power use.dmacarthur wrote: ↑Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:42 amMy results are dropping fast in the cold, and even more significantly with night driving. The Plus we have does not have LED headlights, and the mileage for November with a fair amount of 65MPH highway and night driving and cold weather is running around 3.7 M/KWH. Is there a way I can find out how to see "actual" energy use as opposed to traction motor use, including headlight and heater draw? (our Plus is the base model... Thanks all, BTW, for this forum!