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Nissan Electric Car: Mileage May Vary

Well, done it! Lynne’s now on the reservation for the Nissan electric car — the Leaf.

Update: Read my with Uncle Chuck, a Leaf driver who has been electric vehicles for years and is NO range anxiety whatsoever.

made me choose the Nissan over others, like the Volt? Well, cost was an issue; but I wanted a real car, not a hybrid. Yes, the is a serious series hybrid, but still a hybrid.

I wanted

So once I got on the reservation list, I prowling around the Internet for first impressions of the Nissan car. I know the Nissan cars on the first reservation have already been so people are driving them. Do like them? Is the range expectations?

Are they fun to drive?

My first was sort of a blogged experiment at Magazine.

The magazine got hold of a Nissan Leaf, installed a charger at work, then the car home for a week with one of writers — different every week — to their impressions of Living the Nissan Leaf. They’re car not electric car people, so take impressions with as many of salt as you like.

New Skill

I was given the keys to the Nissan on the Monday immediately following a with a Chevy Volt, so I was in electric-car mode. Oh? I think into electric car mode years of practice, not days, my lead-foot.

Trip Planning.

I figured I’d spend the carefully planning every to avoid getting stranded. Is so? And who’s gonna do that in life? Not this girl. In someone missed it, I’m not that organized.


Indicated range is an elastic that changes seemingly to minute. Which means practically useless. And anxiety-producing. is a readout on the dash which you of your miles traveled, and when it starts getting lets you know with aggressiveness that it’s to recharge. As if you didn’t know.

already anxious enough, you, Nissan, I don’t your help in that Nissan only piles on anxiety by never letting you your battery state of and delivering the state of charge in terms of miles left Armageddon. When you start out a full tank and deplete 10 EV in 2 actual distance miles, and changes every minute you how could you NOT get anxious? You’ve what a mile is your life, and now Nissan is defining familiar term somewhat to say the least.

Battery Drains.

Second was a report on a long test by a CNN Money writer who brought the electric car home with him to the family around for a period of without plugging in. He discovered climate control (and passengers, probably) really your range — and not for the Even in the mild climate of the Northwest, I think I’ll the optional cold weather with my Nissan Leaf.

less than a thousand and provides nice things Battery heater; Heated and rear seats; Heated wheel; Rear seat duct; Heated mirrors.

The heater, I understand, is an automatic that only kicks in at low temperatures. The rest of the package, I’m thinking that will come in handy trying to avoid draining battery pack to stay

Home Charging: Good.

The stop was a Motor Trend where the writer was experimenting taking a Nissan electric car to his apartment for a week with no charging capabilities. He was going to see if he do it. He got off to a rollicking start with Day 1, but Day 2 was nowhere to be seen.

I can only that the experiment didn’t go With a 21-hour charge (!) on a 110 volt plug-in, I’ll be installing that high charging port in the garage.

Here are the specs for the 2011 Leaf that I got from the Magazine bloggers. Base (with destination costs): Price as tested by Automobile $33,930 Available federal tax up to $7500 Standard Equipment: high-techish late-model car stuff. (If you the gritty details, you can get it here .) range: 100 miles. EPA-rated 73 miles.

Heavily dependent on your EV driving skills. Nissan to help as best they with modes; but as we’ve all had to driving with testosterone you’ll charge your a LOT. Estimated charging 21 hours to charge without a speed charger, 8 hours the high speed charger.

Nissan? Listen. 8 hours to is NOT high speed. That’s speed. And 21 hours is just NOT Are you kidding?

Fast charge to 80% in a though. that’s good, give you that one, but 8-21 hour charging is a dealbreaker for those of us who have to on the freeway anywhere. 220-volt 8 hours 110-volt outlet: 21 DC fast charge to 80%: 30 Powertrain: It’s got an AC motor braking! Yay!) and lithium ion 80 kW AC synchronous motor 24 kWh lithium-ion 3.3 kW onboard charger 120-volt trickle charging cable home charging dock 50 kW DC fast-charging port Front-wheel

Transmission: No transmission, if anybody’s by that. Single-speed direct-drive.

Why the Leaf for Me?

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