Personal experience of a thing provides validation that is, quite often, otherwise not available. We recently read an article by a relatively new Nissan LEAF owner. The reason that we want to pass along this story is two-fold:
- He has completed all of his driving without buying a permanent 240-volt charging solution, and
- He has driven over 9,000 miles in less than six months.
This owner, by accumulating as many miles as he has in the relatively short time of ownership thus far, has found a way to make an electric car work for him. He writes about his cost of electricity vs. his average miles per month – his fuel cost efficiency works out to over 30 miles per $1 spent on electricity. His driving experience includes freeway speeds, heater usage, and significant elevation changes – 2,500 to 4,100 feet in ten miles. His father also owns a LEAF, but the author does not state which LEAF was acquired first.
If you can get past the somewhat cornball headline, the story makes an interesting read.