LEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review

December 1st, 2012 Comments Off on LEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review

Finally. It happened.
I got my hands on 24Free? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » hour#Unbelievable #electricCar #ev #Tesla’s $102,000 Battery-Powered Model S Surges Like a Supercar. Read more ... » NISSAN8 ppl, 2 cars, 1 night, 1 family trip: Nissan and Zoe Electric Car on a quick getaway family trip. #lifetest. Read more ... » LEAFBattery-breakthrough after another: Nissan poised to take range off the table. Read more ... » testVauxhall Ampera #EV Hybrid (range extender) EV average ~ 158mpg in town. Read more ... » drive.

Having been drivingToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... » my very own electricE-Pace: A Jaguar's first SUV & electric vehicle. Read more ... » CitroenE-Pace: A Jaguar's first SUV & electric vehicle. Read more ... » cZeroE-Pace: A Jaguar's first SUV & electric vehicle. Read more ... » electric carE-Pace: A Jaguar's first SUV & electric vehicle. Read more ... », i know what to expect from another electric car, and that’s my reference pointThe e-up! This fall of 2013: Volkswagen Unveils Its First Production Electric Car. Read more ... » for comparisonLondon: EVMeerkat does the BMW i8 Test Drive.. Read more ... », whether i like the notionThought it was enough speculating and talking nonsense, booked my test drive for Ampera #Electric #Hybrid - for few days. Read more ... » or not.
It will come with certain EVE-Pace: A Jaguar's first SUV & electric vehicle. Read more ... » prejudices and expectations, and hope i can go through each one for you to decide for yourself. Hopefully this will be a somewhat different take no standard reviews, which are typically comparedBMW battery facelift to 2017 i3 model. Read more ... » to a conventional-combustion vehicle#oslo #norway : #ev #electricVehicle is in full swing. Pleasant surprise. Even met the Charging Researcher!. Read more ... » modelBattery-breakthrough after another: Nissan poised to take range off the table. Read more ... ».

First Impressions count.
I’m impressed, its quite a size. Compared to my typical cityCross-country EV charging network launched. Read more ... »-type mini czero, this one is a full featured 5USA: 2014 Nissan Leaf will get smallest of upgrades compared to 2013. Read more ... » seater family#Cheapest #Nissan #LEAF in March 2013: "short term" - 2 year lease - £174.95/month+VAT @ 6+23. Read more ... » car with room in the bootToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... ».

The Gears and take off.
Taken me a short while to figure that gearbox is a littleCzero transmission feels jerky a little 🙁 from cold standoff.... Read more ... » unconventional “joystick”-type fob, which i found very fun to useUSA: Wireless electric car charging system revealed. Read more ... », despite, once again, little unconventional look &ampUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... »; feel.
The usual automatic driving transmission, as for all electric carsDumfries and Galloway Council staff electric car 'anxiety'. Read more ... ». Extra feature is “ECOTrip One: Southend-on-sea. EV Conquered. Read more ... »modeTrip Two: Brent Cross To Hemel Hempstead. Read more ... ». Thats when you put it into drive mode, the second time#oslo #norway : #ev #electricVehicle is in full swing. Pleasant surprise. Even met the Charging Researcher!. Read more ... ». Essentially, as discovered later, this is more preferred driving mode, much aline “standard” drive mode on imiev13A slow charging on #LEAF is much longer than on #imiev models due to bigger (better) battery pack ~ 10h computer says. Read more ... » / czero / ionDriving my swift flat-rate costing yet speedy Gonzales #EV #ElectricCar 😀 woohoo!! Go #imiev #czero #ion #LEAF. Read more ... » models#oslo #norway : #ev #electricVehicle is in full swing. Pleasant surprise. Even met the Charging Researcher!. Read more ... » by mitsubishi*Thinks* Source London use Slow/1-phase fast/3-phase and rapid charging (400v) too liberally causing mixup and confusion http://tinyurl.com/source1ondon. Read more ... ». Not much to complain about beside tad response delay, for smoother usage.
Otherwise in “Plain” Drive mode, LEAF taken off with a near wheel-spin, full-on torque, and this did not just limit to the take-off. I experienced much the same when doing 30MPH and deciding to add a little more “juice” to overtake sluggish trafficSnaps of the #London - #Brighton - #London #EV #roadtrip. Read more ... » on the dual carriageway. Impressive delivery of the torque, not somethingShould you sit and wait for all electric "prestige premium" of #BMW i3? Or get on with it, and grab a #LEAF?. Read more ... » i associated with an electric vehicle, much like my own czero.

Suspension.
Again, this is all premiumShould you sit and wait for all electric "prestige premium" of #BMW i3? Or get on with it, and grab a #LEAF?. Read more ... ». Nice and soft “floating” over the speed#Unbelievable #electricCar #ev #Tesla’s $102,000 Battery-Powered Model S Surges Like a Supercar. Read more ... »-bumps. I think to be fair the analogy would be appropriate short of me repeation “this is better than czero” on every turn.

Lets put it this way, czero – is a VWVW electric car on the new MEB platform will have 311 miles of range for 2019. Read more ... » UPThe e-up! This fall of 2013: Volkswagen Unveils Its First Production Electric Car. Read more ... » basic model. Now dontTrip to Scotney Castle (National Trust). Read more ... » diss it, it does its job. just dont expect too much from it. Thats sums up my electric car nicely.

LEAF on another hand is a more premium, refined Electric Car8 ppl, 2 cars, 1 night, 1 family trip: Nissan and Zoe Electric Car on a quick getaway family trip. #lifetest. Read more ... » which has all the features you can expect from the higher-specLondon: EVMeerkat does the BMW i8 Test Drive.. Read more ... » model; Electric StationCitroen electric DS3 - Coming soon 2013/14. Read more ... » Navigation option + SatNavLondon - Peak Disctrict - London. My first #electricCar Long distance #evtrip. Read more ... », Traffic Updates, MediaWhat with all Electric Car Charging points "lack of use" bashing on the Media. Here is what I think on this... (Draft). Read more ... » CentreMy nissan is built ergo "Made in Sunderland" ... Hmmm. Read more ... », Rear-view Camera, Climate ControlNissan Carwings APP Stats: Jan 2016 #EV #electricCar Miles travelled 500, electricity cost estimated £15 - typical cost of electric car "fuel". Read more ... », etc, etc – None of which exist on czero / imiev / ion.

So, again LEAF is much like premium VW GOLFHere's Everything We Know About Volkswagen's (Not So!) "First" Electric Car. Read more ... », if we stay with the same manufacturer for argument sake.

Again, with some 21k for czero / imiev / ion vs 26k for LEAF, at the point of writing this article on Dec 12016 Nissan Leaf: Gets A Larger 30Kwh Battery. Read more ... » 2012, the distinction is natural.

Moving on;
I enjoyed the full-on media systemNissan LEAF 2016 electric car upgraded with improved range. Read more ... » involvement with your driving. Yes this could be a little busy for the eye, but the “turn off climate controlMercedes C 350 (Max 20 Miles EV Range) Plug-in Hybrid Coming Soon. Read more ... » to get +7USA: 2014 Nissan Leaf will get smallest of upgrades compared to 2013. Read more ... » miles8 ppl, 2 cars, 1 night, 1 family trip: Nissan and Zoe Electric Car on a quick getaway family trip. #lifetest. Read more ... »” is very useful when you are looking for the charging#oslo #norway : #ev #electricVehicle is in full swing. Pleasant surprise. Even met the Charging Researcher!. Read more ... » point

Emission feature would show you the LIVE electric powerUSA: Wireless electric car charging system revealed. Read more ... » consumptionNissan Carwings APP Stats: Jan 2016 #EV #electricCar Miles travelled 500, electricity cost estimated £15 - typical cost of electric car "fuel". Read more ... » statisticsNissan Carwings APP Stats: Jan 2016 #EV #electricCar Miles travelled 500, electricity cost estimated £15 - typical cost of electric car "fuel". Read more ... », from the point you pressing the accelerator to breaking and regenerating that energy, to on-board electronics and climate control power consumption. Very handy to play with when working to beat* the computer13A slow charging on #LEAF is much longer than on #imiev models due to bigger (better) battery pack ~ 10h computer says. Read more ... » estimated “miles remaining”, in that range#oslo #norway : #ev #electricVehicle is in full swing. Pleasant surprise. Even met the Charging Researcher!. Read more ... »-anti-anxietyTrip One: Southend-on-sea. EV Conquered. Read more ... » mission.

BatteryBattery-breakthrough after another: Nissan poised to take range off the table. Read more ... »
You know you expected me to go into this for at least a little bit.
Granted, i did get into workApple Watch app controls your Tesla electric car. Read more ... » that same dayAn #EV Drive to [The #EV hole of] Essex... for the very last time [READ]. Read more ... » with 4miles spare! I didnt get the car fully charged this morning. It was risky, i know. One thing is certain, – that computer estimating the mileage remaining – pretty damn accurate!

Battery on LEAF is bigger than on smaller czero / imiev – despite the fact delivering near-same real-lifeNot Surprised: Electric vehicles will travel much further than drivers expect, study finds. Read more ... » miles.

Why? Simple.
LEAF is bigger and better in every aspect that any or other models above-mentioned, but that comes at the costToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... » – weight – in proportion to increased size, and on-board electronic techUsing Solar Roofs To Power Hybrids (and electrics!). Read more ... » gear. Its hungry for power as well.

With all that in consideration, the larger battery size to accomodate all that and what is essentially a 5-seater, can deliver the same as my humble czero (imiev).

Furthermore, Increased battery pack means one More thing – it costsNissan Leaf #electricCar #ev only 20k or £199/month. See link to dealer site on evmeerkat.com. Read more ... » longerShould you sit and wait for all electric "prestige premium" of #BMW i3? Or get on with it, and grab a #LEAF?. Read more ... »*, yes longer to charge#oslo #norway : #ev #electricVehicle is in full swing. Pleasant surprise. Even met the Charging Researcher!. Read more ... » than my compared electric car.

For reference, czero charging at work, – now, im talking experienceE-Pace: A Jaguar's first SUV & electric vehicle. Read more ... » for now, not technical comparison, – takes some 7-8USA Breaking Update: Nissan Prices LEAF Battery Replacement at $5,499, New Packs More Heat Durable. Read more ... » hours to go into full. tried and tested. From 10Healthy 30% increase: Demand for Electric Nissan Leaf increases #ev #electricCar. Read more ... »%. (yes, i arrived into work on 7 miles remaining a numberWhy UltraLow Emission Car? #ev. Read more ... » of times).

However with 4FIXED:How much can electric car save me on Fuel Economy. Fuel vs Electricity Calculator. UK. Read more ... » miles on the clock, as i rolled into my charging bay (the same one) at work, “computer says” 13Pod Point offers UK’s first lease option of #electricCar Charging Pods . Read more ... » hours to full charge. I didnt believe it. However my belief was irrelevant, as by the end of the 5hours work day, – i barely had 55% battery charge.

Doing the math, i gather that indeed it takes a tad longer to charge. Those reviews which suggested (13A#czero / #imiev #electricCar #ev will typically get charged "10Miles/hour" from home 13A socket. Double that by #fast charge cable. Read more ... » socket btw is in examples as standard) LEAF takes about 8-10 hours to charge, – aka overnight – were not too far off.

Regardless, rapidWell done ChargeMasterPLC : Rapid charging points for electric cars to be installed across Dorset. Read more ... » charging points#oslo #norway : #ev #electricVehicle is in full swing. Pleasant surprise. Even met the Charging Researcher!. Read more ... » are now here, and i leftApple Watch app controls your Tesla electric car. Read more ... » work without stress and worry with my 55% chargehalf#vauxhall #ampera #electricVehicle #review - Finally had a Test Drive of this "legendary" #ev. My Thoughts on it.... Read more ... » tank fuelBattery-breakthrough after another: Nissan poised to take range off the table. Read more ... »”, and headed into town for errands, – rapid charging this LEAF at that very same, previously mentioned South Mimms Rapid Charging#oslo #norway : #ev #electricVehicle is in full swing. Pleasant surprise. Even met the Charging Researcher!. Read more ... » unit supplied by ecotricityPOLL: "Is it reasonable to charge £6 for 30 mins rapid charging?". Read more ... », partnered with Nissan.

All in all, yes, battery is larger, bigger than czero, but so what it takes a hour or so extra to get the full charge. Once you get usedDumfries and Galloway Council staff electric car 'anxiety'. Read more ... » to the full tech and gear on board such as “show me nearest charging station” or rear view camera, the rest is suddenly no-as-so-important.

I really enjoyed taking that LEAF for a spin, much as I have enjoyed FLUENCESub £7,000 electric car leads charge to an economical future in Derby (Fluence). Read more ... » for that test driveYepp. The same car-point and cable socket charger like for Imiev/czero/ion... I wonder if they are interchangeable? Prices range depends on manufacturer. Read more ... » at the Better Placea Day at BetterPlace Visitor Centre. Read more ... ».
They are bigger, better, more serious quality machines. I will have to enjoy the simplicity of my faithful (so far) czero, and appreciate “faster” charging time than the more premium models.


PriceBattery-breakthrough after another: Nissan poised to take range off the table. Read more ... ». PurchaseWhy UltraLow Emission Car? #ev. Read more ... » or LeaseWhy electric cars could be sold like phones. Read more ... », thats the question.
At £26k, LEAF is quite a piece of work.

LeasingStill The Cheapest Electric Car Lease: Nissan Leaf Acenta (2014 & premium trim) Deal. Read more ... » electric cars is the best option forward. And there is a reason why. Unless you live within 10 miles of your longest tripTrip Two: Brent Cross To Hemel Hempstead. Read more ... » in the village, and the 5 year battery warrantyAudi A3 Sportback e-tron review (2014 release date) 32EV mile range. Read more ... » is all you care about – beside greenIf works...Electric car sharing service in London to revolutionise travel... and clean up toxic air. Read more ... » credentials, – that the way to go.

However, technologyNissan Will Make More EV Batteries in the UK, Along with New Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » will improve and the economies of scaleThinking of buying yet another nissan LEAF Acenta....call me crazy but it's cheaper than ICE to join my household!. Read more ... » will bring the prices down.

Meanwhile leasing is somewhat more premium as well, compared to my city czero / imiev. See my Cheapest LEASEAnd so we upgrade from czero "old-faithful" to LEAF Acenta.. Read more ... » category on the LEFT.

(Starting with LEAF @ £259 month and czero @ £159/month)

I don’t have to make these assumptionsFIXED:How much can electric car save me on Fuel Economy. Fuel vs Electricity Calculator. UK. Read more ... » up. Nissan is bringing out another “newNissan Leaf 2015 expected Tech Upgrades. Read more ... »LEAF in some 6USA: 2014 Nissan Leaf will get smallest of upgrades compared to 2013. Read more ... » months time with more ECO* on-board energy consuming heating + devices. This results with some 14Here's Everything We Know About Volkswagen's (Not So!) "First" Electric Car. Read more ... »-20New electric cars coming for 2018 onwards. Read more ... »% energy saving for the car.

This, in turn, means you can drive further. See my other posts for more information25 new EV Drivers on the road: Leaf lines up for Low Carbon London. Read more ... ».

So while you may be happy to own yours outright, don’t get me wrong, – i salute you sir, leasing would make more sense for time being. Residual value for any electric in another 32013 Nissan Leaf first drive review. Read more ... » years, from this dateMy nissan is built ergo "Made in Sunderland" ... Hmmm. Read more ... » i personally estimate below 30Electric Car and Plug-in Hybrid. Read more ... »%.

I could be called an optimist and pessimist at once, if you see what i mean. Its goodShould you sit and wait for all electric "prestige premium" of #BMW i3? Or get on with it, and grab a #LEAF?. Read more ... » to expect that many tech upgrades...Some Secrets We Think We Know About Tesla's Model 3. Read more ... » and advances for upcoming models and bring the price of NEW LEAFS25 new EV Drivers on the road: Leaf lines up for Low Carbon London. Read more ... » down so much, that the cost of presently purchased outright cars will be expected to depreciate THAT much.

Decide for yourself.

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