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Old 04-30-2019, 11:46 PM   #1127 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
Did you watch that TFLcar video? They both ended up using the exact same range in the end. The Leaf just didn't know they were going to go back to home and was assuming they were just going to continue using battery at the rate that had been using the battery as in the Tesla they programmed the route and they didn't program the route in the Leaf. Maybe it wouldn't have mattered but it was an unnecessary variable they left out. Bottom line, in the end both cars had exactly the same range remaing back at the garage and when plugged in both cars said it was going to take over 24 hours to recharge.
To me that was the surprising part, a say 30 hour recharge after not even a 100% drain would be hard to live with if your daily routine involved using more than 50% of the range of either car.
If they both used the same range, the 3 should be more efficient. The Leaf would have been as efficient as the 3 if it used less rated range than the 3 did and the difference was enough to offset the lower MPGe. So if the Leaf got 97mpge highway and the 3 got 112mpge highway, then to be as efficient as the 3 the leaf would need to use 97/112 miles for every mile the 3 used.
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