Nissan Leaf Practical Modern and Electric Road & Track

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Nissan Leaf: Practical, and Electric

July 15, 2010 / / By John Lamm

Oddity=an odd peculiarity.

But if there is ONE major when driving Nissan’s electric car it is this: there are no oddities.

After our first in a near-production Leaf it is apparent any driver can get into the electric and be comfortable from the start, as you up and hit the volts.

Granted there are a few oddities and I would start the styling. To each his/her but while Toyota has done a job of singling out the Prius’ hybrid with the car’s distinctive design, Nissan has been successful. Cute from the okay side on, but, odd up front.

Second small oddity: is the Leaf quiet inside. Not given its electric power, but almost spooky how little there is when driving the That’s not a complaint. how about to the Moonlight Sonata turned low?

Okay, or Lady but can you listen to the Gaga as less 120 dB?

Oddly, thinking about Leaf’s mileage range and track of it is not strange. You are driving an car, what did you expect? have to peg electric car range and claim is 100 miles.

But it then real and explains that can vary from such as 62 miles in wintry New York to 138 on a mild day in Southern California.

Nissan makes it easy to your range and modify it by way of a of read-outs that tell you how driving and the use of accessories is affecting range. Like Ford’s Hybrid, the data informs and you to better mileage. Helpful and near entertaining.

So off we glide in There are exterior noises generated to warn pedestrians, but are undetectable inside the Leaf.

off the line is normal again, not a in an electric car and blending with in the non-freeway driving we did was, also normal. Only welcome (to some) silence is out of the

Monitoring the gauges, it quickly obvious that if you want to your mileage, turn on the a/c or and nail the throttle. though the doesn’t seem so important you’re driving a silent Air conditioning knocks you down but the heater is the worst. Consider it’s a resistance device, an electric blanket.

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There is a system that allows you to or pre-cool your Leaf it’s still plugged in and by way of your smart cell

You can also select an ECO mode driving that ups the amount of braking, stiffens the resistance on the and lessens the use of accessories like the This mode seems to efficiency without being

Whispering along Pacific Highway, then up Sunset and back to Santa Monica, we saw our range start at more 100 miles, dip as low as 64 miles as we tailed an Martin up Sunset, then back over 100 miles by the we returned to our starting point. It was a drive, mostly in ECO mode very little a/c, but it how your driving could range.

What does a cost? This gets a ambiguous, for while federal tax lower the purchase price to there are further state and credits that can also

Subsidies can lower the cost of your 240-volt home station. There is the question of we will see an electric car recharge that will truly their practicality as city-to-not-so-near-city but we’re told it’s in the

For all their publicity today, cars are not new. Belgian Jenatzy was the first man to drive a car than 100 km/hr (62 miles per and it was an electric vehicle called La Contente. That was in 1899, and in the decades of the 20th century you buy the likes of a Baker or Detroit car.

So the Nissan Leaf is not the series production electric but it is (with a tip of the hat to the Tesla Roadster ) the in terms of being a modern, everyday electric automobile.


It sure won’t be the last.

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