14.4 kwh does seem a bit low. Perhaps a few full charge sessions will balance the battery and raise the battery capacity. As an example, my 2016 Spark EV had a battery capacity of 15.4 kwh on 10 May 2019 and is now 15.8 on 27 July 2019. A friend of mine turned in his leased 2015 Spark EV last year. I measured his battery capacity shortly before he turned it in and it read 14.8 kwh. He had just over 30k miles on the ODO.musterdbom wrote: ↑Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:05 amI guess my answer is yes, for 90% of my needs it would be fine. There are times when I'd want to drive it 65 miles for a day trip and charge while there, then 65 miles back. The BACK is what I'm concerned about as it's a 2000 ft elevation gain toward the end of the trip.
With Carvana I have until Friday to decide if I want to exchange the car for FREE. What are the odds that another model would have LOWER battery estimate? I'm not seeing much in the lower 14kwh range at my mileage 28k, seems to be on the edge of abnormal? Thanks for your input!
My Friday trips take me over two passes going in each direction. Fortunately, I get some power added back into the battery on the downhill legs.