spirilis wrote:The calculated value I was getting at 5K miles was ~28.08kwh or so. Haven't done a run-down test yet. It's already at 12K now... on target to do probably 30K by the end of the 1st year!
Just ran mine using the Forscan app and here's what I got. I think I was actually at 99% for some reason. Probably cause the car had been sitting at 100% charge for about 10 hours and I had pulled it out of the garage and moved it around for us to charge our Leaf...
Anyways, found how to get the readings in the App and it was 27.85 kWh at 99%, which should correspond to about 28.13 at 100% or just about what you had after 5K miles. From what others were saying, there's no way that this car has 10% buffers above and below. First and foremost, I found a setting in the app that gave me total charge and it was just over 93% (when the car was displaying 99%), so call it 6-7% top buffer. 28.13 as a ratio of 33.5 is 84%, so that's about 16% extra split between the top and bottom of the pack.
What I find strange is the amount of power it takes when charging compared to what I've actually used. For example, I drove to work today just after taking the reading and left home with 99% and arriving to work with 74% (25% decrease) but the car took 9.19 kWh from the charger while I was there to get back to 100% charge. Well that corresponds to 36.76 possible if charged from 0-100%. Granted I know that when plugged in it will pull power for other purposed and be less than efficient for cell balancing, etc... Just wondering why the extra draw if I clearly didn't use 9.19 kWh to get from home to work. According to myfordmobile I drew 7.7kwh over that same distance.
I don't want to get crazy with these stats like I was with my Leaf. My main goal is to get a baseline and then to measure my degradation over the three years of leasing the car. If my degradation is <8% or so at 45k miles, I'll consider buying it at lease end, but if it's >10% maybe not. My leaf degraded by 11% between the day I bought it and the 54K miles and 3.5 years I drove it.