randW wrote:Does the outside temp truly make such a difference in mileage? A 20% reduction in milage seems off to me.
Subtract 1% from range for each 4F/2C below 70F/20C
From Tony's range chart for the Leaf. Note that this is battery temperature, not air temperature. Delta 40F implies 10% less energy.
Air density due to lower temperature, lower humidity. Used an air density calculator. About 7% denser air.
An 17% reduction due to just temperature. I would not bother the dealer.
Pile of notes: Leaf battery chemistry is different than Bolt's. I don't know the actual temperature air to battery relationships expected. Air drag isn't just a simple relationship with air density. And so on.
#49 on the LEAF 100 mile club.
Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
2012 Leaf SL Red
2014 Leaf SL Red
Can't sit in a Bolt seat, hoping for better soon.
Or perhaps a Buick version? Buick Electra 225???