We know we ask a few curly questions in our monthly data call, so here are some photos that will help you find all the numbers and buttons that you need to press.
(This might sound silly, but don’t forget to turn on your EV!)
1. Find the button cluster
On the Leaf, it’s to the right of your steering wheel and slightly below it, on the e-NV200, it’s to the left of the wheel:
On the new Gen 2.1 Leaf, it’s on the left-side of your steering wheel (p.s. HUGE THANK YOU to Peter Holmstead for taking the photos and writing the tutorial for the Gen 2.1 Leafs – you rule! 🙂 ). You’ll be using the left, right, up, down, OK and back buttons to access the data you need.
2. Learn what the buttons do
For Gen-1 Leafs and the e-NV200, you only need the top two buttons for Flip The Fleet – the left one scrolls through the screens, the right one (press-and-hold) resets to zero
3. Battery State of Health “Bars”
This is the Nissan’s “quick guide” to how much capacity is left in your EV. On the Leaf, it’s always shown as a vertical band on the right-most of your dash, on the e-NV200, use the “Scroll” button to navigate to a screen that shows a battery. In both EVs, the “best” number is 12.
On the newer Gen 2.1 Leafs, make sure you’re on the Main Screen first (left-most of all options), then, scroll down to the fourth circle you see on the left. You will see a horizontal bar with twelve segments. Record the number of segments. The example shown indicates 12 bars of health:
4. Average efficiency/consumption and average speed
A lot of you have a dashboard that speaks in Japanese, we know!… so, here are some photos to show you what to look for.
To find your average efficiency: please scroll to the screen that has a value with a “km/kWh” on it – it also has an empty rectangle that has “0”, “5” and “10” underneath it. If you have a UK import, it may be that your screen will show average CONSUMPTION instead (measured in kWh/100Km).
To zero your average efficiency: press-and-hold the reset button on the cluster while on the efficiency screen
To find your average speed: scroll to the average speed screen – should be in km/h for all of NZ cars
To zero your average speed: press-and-hold the reset button on the cluster while on the average speed screen
This screen shows efficiency in kW/100km, distance traveled, average speed and time since the last reset. Record the efficiency and the average speed – and then press the ‘OK’ button to reset the data, so it’s ready for the next month. Hit the left arrow to return to the main screen.
That’s it! You’re all done.
If you are comfortable doing this stuff, you may consider starting to scan your battery’s computer using Leaf Spy. Check out a how-to here:How to scan your battery’s computer using LeafSpy