Comparing Range Of 2011 Nissan LEAF To New 30 kWh 2016 LEAF Using Old EPA Formulas
With the release of the 30 kWh 2016 Nissan LEAFs, InsideEVs contributor Mark Larsen thought it would be interesting to compare the range of the original 2011 LEAF to that of the new, 30 kWH LEAF using Nissan’s original scenarios, which are based off EPA test results from back in 2011 when data was compiled differently than it is today.
“@InsideEVs @evchels Pure conjecture, but intriguing to apply 2011 LEAF’s original scenarios to 2016’s EPA range.”
Now, we know that current EPA testing is different from back in 2011, but still it’s interesting to see how the 30 kWh would fare today if tested using outdated guidelines.
For comparative purposes, here are the actual city, highway and combined figures for the 2-16 24 kWh & 2016 30 kWh LEAF as tested under current EPA guidelines:
*For more of Mark Larsen’s electric vehicle related works, check out his website here.