Hi everyone, today I will be testing the second generation leaf, the one I’m sitting in at the moment. I will go from Poznan to Warsaw, 315km from this charging station to the Nissan garage in Warsaw. he entire way, I would like to drive on a single battery charge, with no stops for recharging. I want to see if its possible to drive on a single charge from Poznan to Warsaw, and also how long it would take me. With a classic standard car, this route would normally take around 3.5 hours, without traffic. With, around 4 hours. So I wonder how long it will take me to drive on a single charge to Warsaw. To cover this 315km on one charge, I shouldn’t use more then 11 kWh on average per 100 kilometres, during the journey. Which isn’t much Usually on motorways, energy consumption is higher I’m setting limit of 11 kWh, and I will see how if I reach my destination, and how fast. So I will wait until the battery is fully charged…at the moment I have 98% charged. Once its charged, we will go. This second generation leaf model is from 2018. There is already a newer and upgraded version the 2019 model, which has a bigger range and bigger battery, which I would also like to test at some point. This car’s battery has a battery capacity of 40kwh, a range of 270km, according to the WLTP test, and up to 243km according to the EPA test. In my opinion, this is much closer to the realistic capabilities of a car. This car’s battery is one fourth bigger than the classic leaf, which I used to drive across Africa. It looks completely different too. I personally like the appearance. So, let’s see if it is possible to get from Poznan to Warsaw on one single charge and how long it would take me, driving as fast as I can in this car. From experience, I know that it is possible to cover even 400km with this car on a single charge, as long as I drive economically, which means driving slowly. But this time, I want to drive as fast as this car will allow me, to cover the distance I plan to cover. So lets go. I have eco mode engaged which should help me preserve energy. Every little thing to help me reach my destination on one charge. So far, energy consumption is at 18.9 kWh. I want to bring this down to 11 kWh on average per 100 kilometres. The energy consumption has dropped to 11.5 kWh. Range is 334 km and we have just covered 25 km. Generally speaking, in order to maintain such low energy consumption, there are two important factors to take into consideration: you must use the acceleration pedal as gently as possible. So you steadily speed up, slowly increasing your speed Also you want to slow down gently that you don’t lose your speed suddenly, so when you do need to slow down, you do it slowly and gradually by controlling the acceleration pedal. Because to gain the speed back, means higher energy consumption. The other important thing to consider, is hill tackling. I usually drive between 80 km and 100 km/h, sometimes 110 km/h, but I don’t stick to one speed. If I did, I would consume much more energy when going uphill. Unfortunately on motorways the uphills are very long therefore If I stuck to one speed, the energy consumption would increase. So what do I do? To maintain energy consumption levels when going uphill, I usually gradually slow down, by gently decelerating by lifting acceleration pedal until I slowdown to about 80 km/h Once I reach levelled road, I can slowly begin to regain speed without increasing the average energy consumption that I want keep. Like now, I want to stick to about 11 kWh therefore, when increasing speed I am trying not to go much above it. So, when going downhill, I use this moment to regain my speed and go a little faster in order to gain momentum before the next uphill climb, while staying within the average energy consumption, then going uphill I can again gaudily slow down. And that’s basically the concept of preserving energy on the road, on the way. Just remember that on a level road, you just need to be careful with acceleration. So going uphill, you control energy consumption by slowly decreasing speed, by lifting gently the acceleration pedal. When going down, you gain speed again so you have enough momentum to go uphill again. And so on. Now, I’m going slightly uphill, so I have reduced my speed to 85km per hour Sticking to the wanted energy consumption. And now I can see that I have reached the top, and I’m able to speed up within the same range of energy consumption. It takes some time to learn and some patience is required, of course. So we have passed the halfway mark. It’s going quite well. Consumption is 11.4 kWh. Here near Łodź, there was a big hill, which consumed some of my range reserve, which is now at 132 km and have 39% of battery left I still have 125km to go. When I think about the range of the car, which is calculated at the time of driving, and according to driving style, I wouldn’t leave for any trip, if I didn’t have the extra 50 km range. Which should give you peace of mind, that you can easily reach your destination. So for example, you leave in the morning, you need to cover 150 km, you make sure your car shows the range availableof an extra 50km, which is 200km. There is a rapid charger a few kilometres from here….very tempting as I am on the edge with my energy levels. I have 110km to go and the given range is 113km. 71km range, 60km to go. I managed to gain some range back. Consumption has dropped to 11.1 kWh. If there are no major obstacles on the road so I’m hopeful I’ll reach my destination. Of course, I could drive much slower and extend the range of the car. But I want to see how fast I can cover the distance between Poznan and Warsaw, on the motorway with this car. I have 26 km to go. 10% battery , 39km of range. Energy consumption is 11 kWh on average per 100 km. The warning has just appeared, about the low battery charge. 6% battery, 24km of range. 5% battery, 21km of range. 8km to go. 4% battery left. 3km and I’m stuck in a traffic jam. To reach this point, it took me 4 hours and 20 minutes. 4.5 hours total, but I did stop for 10mins to change my camera batteries, so let’s say 4 hours and 20 minutes. That’s 50 minutes longer than a standard car. This is the maximum, what I can do with this car in terms of the speed at the covered distance. You can’t go any faster on the route from Poznań to Warsaw in this car. Very low state of the battery charge. No given range. This is where we stand with this car, just around the corner from here and I have made it. So 4.5 hours including that traffic jam. I believe this is the record in this particular car on this route from Poznan to Warsaw. So it is possible to drive on a single charge, and you can do it in 4,5 hours. I’m here. 311km, and 600m covered. I have 3% battery left. The energy consumption was 10.9 kWh, on average per hundred km and it took me 4.5 hours, including the traffic jam.