# Leaf Range

The range figures at a speed in the table below are read off the unofficial graph to the right. The drive time figures are computed as the range divided by the speed. The cruise power consumption assumes the Leaf's full 24KWH capacity is used over the drive time, so is 24 divided by the drive time.

Leaf Full Charge Range with No Auxiliaries
Speed (MPH)Range (Miles)Drive Time (Hours)Power Consumption (KW)
1019219.201.25
201869.302.58
301555.174.65
401263.157.62
501002.0012.00
60801.3318.00
70650.9325.85
80520.6536.92
90450.5048.00

Given that one doesn't drive far with no auxiliaries, especially now with winter beginning to make itself felt, I was interested to see what the range figures were when some heat was being put into the car. The picture below shows the same "no auxiliaries" line in dark blue, with 1 KW through 6 KW auxiliaries consumption range lines shown beneath.

The 1 KW auxiliary figure below is computed by adding 1 to the drive motor power consumpion for a speed in the table above to give a total car consumption. 24 is then divided by the total car consumption figure to identify the time in hours taken to exhaust the 24 KWH batteries. The time in hours to empty the batteries is then multiplied by the cruise speed to yield the 1 KW Aux range figure.

The 2-6 KW auxiliary figures have been computed in the same manner.

Speed (MPH)Range (Miles)
No Aux1KW Aux2KW Aux3KW Aux4KW Aux5KW Aux6KW Aux
10192.0106.773.856.545.738.433.1
20186.0134.1104.886.072.963.355.9
30155.0127.5108.394.283.374.667.6
40126.0111.499.890.482.676.170.5
50100.092.385.780.075.070.666.7
6080.075.872.068.665.562.660.0
7065.062.660.358.256.354.552.8
8052.050.649.348.146.945.844.7
9045.044.143.242.441.540.840.0

Given that I normally only charge to 80%, and prefer to get home with a couple of bars of charge left, I reduced all the above figures by 40% to give the ranges which are more relevant to my use of the Leaf.

All these figures are of course only a guide. "Your mileage may vary" they say.

Speed (MPH)Range (Miles)
No Aux1KW Aux2KW Aux3KW Aux4KW Aux5KW Aux6KW Aux
10115.264.044.333.927.423.019.9
20111.680.462.951.643.838.033.6
3093.076.565.056.550.044.840.6
4075.666.859.954.249.645.642.3
5060.055.451.448.045.042.440.0
6048.045.543.241.139.337.636.0
7039.037.536.234.933.832.731.7
8031.230.429.628.928.227.526.8
9027.026.425.925.424.924.524.0