Well back in the "old" days I was seeing 22.7 kwh available. Then it settled on 22.5 then 22.2 and now its been at 22.0 since the first week of July. The decline does roughly correlate with the rise of the temperature as Summer approached which when considering the appearance of adjustments made on the 2011's by the BMS, I have to think that is a possibility here as well. And warm it has been. the big drop did happen the same week we hit the 90's for the first time this year as well. One thing that did happen on Tuesday. This happened after a 26 min QC (needed all of it!) which also saw just over 3 hours on two different L2's that day along with 90º.
Now up until this past week (which included only one QC but commutes of 174.3, 121.0 and 124.5 miles) I thought it was degradation until I saw this.
Like say what?? How am I back to the maximum 67.36 ahr and the maximum 284 GIDs but not the maximum available kwh ? Something is up here! So the "final" word on degradation is... Stay tuned!
Anyway for the month of July, the Corolla drove 113.1 miles for an estimated cost of $10.18. This is an estimate since the last time gas was purchased was June 28th and the Corolla still registers more than 3/4th of that fill up. Haven't gotten my pay stubs yet but the current rate is 40 cents a mile so if its the same I will get roughly $43 or so since all of the mileage I drove for the month is reimbursed I dont think. Remove the $31.25 for insurance and the car did pay off some of its ROI last month. This does mean the Corolla wins the cheapest transportation of the month award!
The LEAF drove 1969.4 miles (nearly half of that in the last 9 days of the month!) for an estimated total cost of $40.95 or 2 cents a mile. This includes $6.75 in public charging fees. Work reimbursement to be determined but definitely getting caught up. Not sure if I mentioned this or not but its looking like I will break even on ROI (IOW, no cost to drive the LEAF after work reimbursement) about the Middle of November!