July 2012

A real-time update on battery capacity loss LEAFS

July 31, 2012

44 LEAFs in three states show battery capacity loss As reported on the MyNissanLEAF.com (MNL) wiki, there are now a total of 44 LEAFs showing the loss of one or more battery capacity segments. The distribution of these vehicles is in high to very-high temperature parts of the country, which seems to be the overriding […]

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Nissan LEAF battery capacity loss – Second in a series

July 30, 2012
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What does temperature have to do with it? Pretty much everything, it seems. Now that we’ve waded through the second 25 pages of posts and visited countless other articles, blogs and images from said posts, the fact that all of our early battery capacity loss LEAFs are in Phoenix, or at least in Arizona, is […]

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Nissan LEAF battery capacity loss – First in a series

July 26, 2012
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A look at how it all started On May 9, 2012, a woman from Phoenix, Arizona posted on the My Nissan LEAF (MNL) forum that her car had lost one battery capacity segment. The battery capacity level gauge is made up of 12 segments – 10 white bars and 2 red bars. The long blue […]

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Care and feeding of the Nissan LEAF battery

July 24, 2012
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Or, Why it’s important to read the owner’s manual A look at a very popular LEAF forum (mynissanleaf.com) will show that currently the most active topic is about the battery capacity loss of the LEAF. To clarify, we are talking about the traction battery, or the battery pack used to power the electric motor, as […]

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Nissan LEAF $5,000 Off!

July 21, 2012
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A sign of things to come? Not really. It’s called the car business. The same Southern California Nissan dealer that is offering the LEAF for $5,000 off of manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) is also offering most other Nissan models with several thousand dollar discounts currently. This particular dealership was among the first to offer […]

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Nissan LEAF limo finds a home in Tennessee

July 18, 2012
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Visitors to Nissan HQ to arrive green and clean I had read about the creation of the Nissan LEAF limo not long ago by a Missouri coach building firm. I did not, however, expect to be personally impacted by it. As it turns out, the new residence for the first of these to make it […]

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2013 Nissan Altima review

July 15, 2012
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Yes… I know it’s not electric My day job is that of a trainer in the automotive industry. And seeing that I’ve just had an opportunity to drive around the 2013 Nissan Altima for a couple months, along with a couple of top competitors, I thought I’d pass along some of what I learned. The […]

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Used Nissan LEAF – Best Offer (Updated)

July 13, 2012
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Used Nissan LEAF market looks strong Upon closer inspection, we’ve found that the used Nissan LEAF market is actually very good – at least for one little company. eBay has a feature that allows registered shoppers to view completed listings. Being extremely tired the other day when we wrote our original article, we neglected to […]

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Used 2011 Nissan LEAF – Best Offer

July 10, 2012
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No reserve auction on eBay tests the market You knew it had to happen eventually. In this instance, a Tennessee used car dealership acquired a 2011 Nissan LEAF and is offering it up on eBay in a no reserve auction. Certainly it is a marketing gimmick, as most auctions end up with the item being […]

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Nissan looks to reduce range anxiety

July 7, 2012
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Smartphone and website apps to provide needed info Nissan has introduced two services to its Japan-based LEAF owners (for now) to more accurately determine the range remaining in ones LEAF. One app provides a prediction of what battery capacity will be once you have reached your destination. The other uses the database of LEAF owners […]

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