dmacarthur wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:16 am
A curious thing has happened to us with the one-year-old Plus: with the older Leaf we had Range Anxiety of the standard variety, never sure whether we could actually go where we wanted without needing to charge (or get stuck by the sideof the road). With the Plus S, we have Charge Anxiety, trying to keep the car within the recommended charge percentage and fiddling with charge rates and times. Probably a side effect of the pandemic and the political climate- not as much driving and plenty to worry about..... at least the charging we can do SOMETHING about.
Hmmm, interesting. I can't say I don't have your concerns but I can say they probably don't bother me nearly as much as they do you? With the range I have, charge management is easy; If planning local driving mostly (tends to be at least 20 but less than 50 miles) double it. If planning to leave town then the distance varies considerably so divide that into two categories;
No public charging; Charge to have at least a 10% buffer (doesn't sound like much but that is about 25 miles)
Charging along the way; No buffer considered but always have at least 2 different charging plans.
I have two different charge timers that are on only a few days a month. I also ran into the inconvenience of turning it off for an opportunity charge and decided it was too much of a hassle. During the work week, I get up, plug in car and it charges until I leave for work ~ 80 minutes later. In Summer, my SOC slowly creeps up during the week. In Winter, it will probably slowly creep down. Right now its holding steady and its cold but rain has not really arrived yet in full force.
My question to you; How far do you drive normally (or least what do you plan for) and what is your target SOC?
Right now I am experimenting keeping my SOC below 50% as much as possible. This should last until the end of the year.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 19,653 mi, 93.47% SOH
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