Getting the best range in electric cars

February 19th, 2015 § Comments Off on Getting the best range in electric cars § permalink

Driving style and driving conditions will impact the total driving range of the car,as we all want to be getting the best range in electric cars.

The average advertised range of the Nissan Leaf is 84 miles. While it is not every day that we find ourselves needing to go that far, I have on many occasions exceed 100 miles of range on a single charge in the Leaf. This is verified by actually driving more than 100 miles on a single charge. My wife who is also mastering the range extending driving techniques, has me beat with 112 miles on a single charge.

Here is a collection of vehicle settings and driving techniques so you too can achieve over 100 miles of consistent driving range, in your Nissan Leaf or any electric car to get best range in electric cars Charge Battery to 100%:

This is an obvious one but often times, people often only charge their Leaf up to 80% in hopes that this will extend the life of the battery.

Nissan used to recommend doing this too but they don’t anymore. other than you should not let the car sit for an extended period of time (weeks or months) with a 100% full battery. In any case, set the battery to charge up to 100%. » Read the rest of this entry «

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