Yesterday, I couldn't help but notice that Eco B provides almost as much regen as E Pedal! This was a bit a shock really. Eco B works a bit slower than E Pedal but for predictable in town driving, its probably just a pinch less efficient that E Pedal and eliminates any possible friction braking action. My original intent was to drive around enough to get full regen available but found that the regen in Eco B kept making regen bars disappear! So started playing with it instead and found that Eco B max'd out at street speeds but stayed pretty high for a much longer period than my S30 did. In reviewing LEAF Spy logs, I found that the resolution is not good enough to make good side by side comparisons but did see regen hitting just over 40 KW a definite improvement over 30 kwh packs! This does put a new task on my list to measure regen going down a BIG Hill. Below is a video descending the Martin Way hill to the Nisqually entrance to I-5. Although rather steep, its less than a mile long. Now thinking I need to do something like Highway 18 Eastbound a few times!
Having had 2 S's in a row (2013 and 2016) I am really quite unfamiliar with what other trims had so forgive me if its old news to you but its NEW NEWS to me!!
As you can see, there are a LOT of menus to peruse. Some are basic and boring but we will probably look at all of them anyway.
First off, ( I tried but I just cannot resist! ) remember the two clocks and how they had to be set separately? I used to joke around with my passengers and tell them one was my Standard Daylight time and the other was my Daylight Savings Time. 😎
But Nissan has solved it! Now the center display sets BOTH clocks which naturally means
The LEAF now comes with custom auto headlights. They will come when its dark or after they sense 4 sweeps of the windshield wipers so you don't have to worry about idiots not using their wipers and hitting you in the rain!
With the extra range the 40 kwh pack affords us, leaving home with a full battery becomes less of a priority and will likely lessen your rate of degradation considerably but no, there no custom SOC settings so the next option is timer manipulation. So DO NOT turn on "Full Charge has Priority" because;
1) The end time will be ignored if the battery is not full
2) The start time will be changed if the car determines there is not enough time to fully charge the battery
3) Climate Control Timer can also mess up these preset times. In an area with extreme TOU rates, this is... well... it sucks!
I guess this is one of many reasons why I never used the timers other than one short experiment on manipulating end SOC's. Now I know why it didn't work.
Ok, so sadly no 80% charge option BUT Nissan does know about our thoughts on this and I have proof. As mentioned before, there are several charge speed options you can select for your charge time estimate and I have the two most common below. Notice something?
You have already seen this but I think its still pretty cool! To be honest with you, this was a bit of a letdown. I was hoping for an idiot light setting that would turn on at a predetermined pressure. I always do 44 PSI in Summer and as low as 42 PSI in Winter. But a dash alert when any tire goes below say 40 PSI is what I was hoping to find here...
No change here. Same settings for Tire rotations and Other... I would post pix and I even took one but too lazy.
Ever wish you could post super impressive GOM figures like Canadians do? Granted its Kms but still for a second, nearly everyone is fooled! Now you can! No wh/mile option here although you can see that in Energy History graph. Would be nice to see a running total though...
Same menu as the TPMS sensor menu. Told you it was in several places!
No Submenu here. Just toggles from F to C
Hmm, guessing this is a regional option here...
The last remaining option is Factory Reset. Guessing you know what that is all about.
Finally something that probably should have went in Day One but We have an adjustable light setting to brighten or dim the dash along the the Trip resets that are located just left of the steering wheel. Not easy to see but there nevertheless.
I had hoped to try at least a few QC's by now to check cold weather ramp down, knee SOC, etc but this range is just sooo tough to run down! So may have to do a "Day 3" So stay tuned!