Pol; Minimum Acceptable Range for the Leaf

Discussion in 'EV (Electric Vehicle) Discussion' started by DaveinOlyWA, Apr 13, 2010.

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Minimum Acceptable Range

Poll closed May 13, 2010.
  1. 50

    10.8%
  2. 60

    5.4%
  3. 70

    16.2%
  4. 80

    29.7%
  5. 100 +

    37.8%
  1. DaveinOlyWA

    DaveinOlyWA 3rd Time was Solariffic!!

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    i have to wonder since the Leaf will have a 24KWH pack, if discharged to 10% that leaves 21.6 kwh or 4.6 miles per kwh which is optimistic i think. but then again, i am only basing that off the performance of my Zenn which is not optimised even at Zenn standards. i have the DC motor which is not as efficient as the AC motor and others have reported getting nearly 6 miles per kwh in good conditions...so sure, its plausible.

    either way, i am excited and the Leaf currently appears to be way out in front for an EV for us "little people" (people who cant afford a Tesla)
     
  2. thefortunes

    thefortunes New Member

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    Since I started tracking it in January, I have averaged 5.2 miles/kWh in my ZENN (here in Wisconsin). My lowest was 3.8 miles/kWh (at 6 deg F) and my highest was 6.6 (at 66 deg F). Today I ran 6.3 miles/kWh. This is a MUCH lighter, smaller vehicle driven < 40mph, however.

    I will be on the waiting list for a Leaf also (although I'm not sure what it will replace :confused:).
     
  3. evnow

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    IIRC, EV1 was around 5miles/kwh. So 100 is quite doable with 21kwh.

    My assumption is going to be about 80 miles of real world range - in other words I won't go to a place more than 40 miles away if I can't fast charge in between.
     
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