As a way to celebrate Earth Day and learn more about how I can continue to limit my impact on the environment, I stopped by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment’s Green Living Expo this past weekend. Last year I showcased my Nissan Leaf at the event, but this year I went just to relax and learn some new things.
It was 65 miles RT, starting from my home in Gainesville. This put the trip in the top 5 longest distances traveled sans charging.
Some details about my drive. I finished with 27 miles of range left on the dash, which would have given me 92 miles of total range. My driving conditions were mixed with approximately 9 miles driven on RT 66 at 55 miles per hour and 56 miles driven an average of 35 miles per hour, consisting of mostly city driving. There was a decent bit of elevation change throughout the drive and there were 2 others in the car with me – my wife and my son.
I should also point out that I was in ECO mode the whole trip, though I am not sure how much benefit ECO mode really provides. It’s safe to say that I easily surpassed the EPA’s estimated 73 mile range.