... I haven't even gone far out, but it looks like I'm using 11 Kwh.....
You didn't say how many miles used 11kWh.
At shutdown you get a trip pop up for that individual trip ( displayed in Mi/kWh ) and you can reset the actual trip meter to measure a full battery of trips.
Also the Leaf button shows the Energy Details page where you can see how much power went into AC usage.
The AC is really efficient! Just wait until winter, (if you have that where you live), and see how much Heat uses....
I'd give it time. It IS one of the best kept secrets in short range EV's !!
Re: 'Driving in L' ,
there is no efficiency gains by adopting this '1 pedal' method of driving. If your accel and decel rates are the same why would there be?
The Spark EV has blended brakes, which means using the brake pedal is all regen until it maxes out, then the friction brakes add to the stopping.
Select the display style that show power in kW for accel and decel to play along.
The thing with Tesla promoting 1 Pedal driving as a feature is they don't have the advanced technology of Blended Brakes.
A brake pedal on a Tesla is simply an old school hydraulic brake pedal. To get regen on a Tesla they demand a driver to adopt this new style of driving , or select 'Min Regen', then most of the stopping is making heat with the brakes, old school style.
Re: 'Don't floor it'. Well,, it IS a fun car. I like to show others how much fun it can be at stop lights !!
Here's a physics question: What takes more total energy in this EV. 0-60 MPH in 7 .3 sec. or 0-60 MPH in 30 seconds?
And then assume the cruise is then set to 60 MPH and factor that into energy usage for a ~20 mile trip.
I don't know the answer.
But I'm pretty sure we're talking a few cent difference, if any, in the cost for that trip.
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC. +73 K miles.
Mostly free charging! Only one LONG visit to the shop....
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.
3 step Trouble Tree, 2nd guess not covered by warranty and cost $800. 3rd guess fixed the problem.