Archive for September 23rd, 2012

Close call

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

I like to live (LEAF πŸ˜‰ ) on the edge; tonight I tested the Β battery charge indicator of my electric car to the edge; I left my friends place after a nice dinner for a 42km trip home with only a battery capacity to drive 46km…*and* knowing that most of the road would be uphill, I expected a less efficient drive than normal…brrrrr!

With my 11100km LEAF driving experience in just over 8 months (still FANTASTIC!), I pretty much know how to gain on battery efficiency (basically drive like my granny πŸ˜‰ ) and…I made it home having at least ‘some’ juice left (< 5 km)!! Oof, a close call!
Haha, luckily the ‘nearby charging station’ was only 5 meters away!

The battery level indicates EMPTY, and the driving range indicator jumped from 5km to ‘—‘ some kilometers before home…

QOTD September 23 2012

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Henri Matisse: “What I dream of is an art of balance.”