Check your leaf screen where it shows the % of the HVB charge level. Drive to work and see what's left. Remember that if it was at 100% its really not as accurate as you get 1 to 2 miles before it drops to 99%. So 100 down to 60% is more than 40% if that makes sense. If you do it again starting from 95%, you'll find it will go down below 55% on that same trip given everything else is equal.
Then on the way home also check the % and see what you need. You'll learn that hey I need 55% to get home from work for example. So if I charge my car there I can leave when I have at least this much and more is better. I use this learning factor to know what I need from several points away from my house to get there or get back from there.
It will make you a smarter, better driver.
When you're driving EV, you can reconfigure if you want but not necessary the myview to show the empower screen on the left and the driving coach on the right. You want 3 full blue bars there all there time. If you mess up with acceleration, braking or speed you will see it ding you right away.
Tom, try it, the battery does assist the engine from my findings if the coolant is not at full hot yet. You also live in a warmer climate, so that is going to have an effect on how far you can drive engine-less with heat on before the HVB starts to kick in to keep the coolant warm. The colder it is, the shorter this time. Try it here at 10F now, it won't be more than 2 miles tops I'm betting.
Edited by rbort, 06 February 2015 - 03:37 PM.