That's exactly what it means. Degradation reduces capacity.
LeftieBiker wrote:I don't understand the question, I'm afraid.
As in, the battery drains faster when it's fully charged and once it gets to the 50% ish it kind of plateaus. Based on later responses, I can tell this is wishful thinking.
Short of replacing the battery or doing some aero mods, you're not going to improve on the range you are getting.
Having said that, make sure the tires have 40 psi in them as otherwise your range will suffer.
That's a possibility I am thinking of in the future, perhaps in 2 or 3 years, checking if I can replace the battery for a 30kWh one. Dunno if anyone in the Lower Mainland does that, though.
Ok, will keep an eye on tire pressure, thanks, @alozzy!
Sounds like OP has a 3 kW OBC. Between that, and having to use public charging, it will not be convenient for now. OP will be in *much* better shape when he has access to home charging.
Yeah, this sounds like it's the case. Hopefully by the end of the year we'll have a more reliable home charging situation.
The closest thing to this would be the onboard BMS learning as close as possible, the true battery capacity. Depending on how convenient it is for you, doing a very deep discharge and then following it up with a full charge helps the BMS learn how much capacity remains. This in turn, helps the GOM do a little better prediction of mileage based on the past driving average. LeafSpy is better in that you can see how much capacity is left and then use it to calculate how much range you have based on real-time usage.
What is means is, if you do did this once every few months (or maybe it happens to be close to this in your daily driving), you will get a better idea of what you "mental" range is in your Leaf. For example, when I still owned my 2013 SV, I knew mentally that I could be anywhere in my home town and always make it home as long as I had at least 6% or more of charge left on the dash no matter if I was running heat or AC, etc. My wife on the other hand, feels like 6% is going to shut down on her at any moment, so she did a lot of "white-knuckle" driving of stress for no reason if she was only a few miles from home.
This is interesting. So basically it's like a reset that would let the battery know what the new driving average is, learning faster. I'll think about this, perhaps not the best idea at the moment since we have nowhere to plug it in and fully charge it after it's depleted.
Currently I'm getting roughly 5.2km/kWh on average; we took it on the highway briefly once and it behaved amazingly, and so far I know it doesn't like long hills, going upwards. Going down, the regen loves it. I have been checking A Better Route Planner to have an idea of what the range will be, and actually put in there a trip we made recently and the amount of battery drain is spot on, so so far I trust it.