Author Topic: Nissan Leaf Review  (Read 2803 times)

MJLorton

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Nissan Leaf Review
« on: April 17, 2013, 08:34:07 AM »
A note sent to me by a viewer:

Just an update, I've got the Nissan Leaf now so I've been all electric
> for the last couple of weeks.
>
> Full details at http://blog.tynemouthsoftware.co.uk/ but in summary
>
>   * few initial problems getting insurance and the correct charging cable
>   * very nice car, roomy, well built, fast, responsive, quiet,
>     comfortable, easy to drive
>   * range is around 60 miles driving normally (less that quoted, but
>     perfectly workable)
>   * you can get a better range if you drive slower and more carefully
>   * should be fine for anyone who drives up to about 40 miles a day
>   * ignore dashboard / app / website estimates, just count the bars on
>     the battery gauge
>   * battery is 24kWh, so in the UK, that's about 3 to charge from empty
>   * That works out around 5p per mile if you charge at home, although
>     many charging posts are currently free. My old diesel would do 10p
>     per mile at best.
>
> Thanks,
Play, discover, learn and enjoy! (and don't be scared to make mistakes along the way!)

SeanB

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Re: Nissan Leaf Review
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 11:40:33 AM »
Very nice, would do almost all of my daily driving for 95% of the time, with no problems. This would be a perfect commuter car, doing well for most people in inner suburbs that commute, and as a bonus you probably could get a reasonable charge if you have a parking in the building where you work with a socket outlet near it.