LEAF Ownership

Buy a LEAF, charge for free

April 19, 2014
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Program to reach 80 percent of sales market Nissan announced this week the intention of offering free charging for two years to everyone that purchases or leases a new LEAF. Ultimately the program will reach 25 U.S. markets covering 80 percent of LEAFs sold. The heart of the program is an all-access card that will [...]

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What does it cost to drive a Nissan LEAF?

April 1, 2014
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First rule of EV acquisition – lease, don’t buy You will notice the careful wording of the title of this article. It is more important to look at the cost of driving the Nissan LEAF, than it is to look at the cost of owning the Nissan LEAF. Let’s examine why. Should you buy or [...]

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EV education remains key to adoption

December 16, 2013
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Over 25 percent of drivers could use an EV today According to a survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Consumers Union (CU), 42 percent of households with vehicles could use plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) today, and 25 percent of those same households could use a battery electric vehicle (BEV) today without [...]

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Nissan in reach of LEAF yearly sales goal

November 2, 2013
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2,002 LEAFs sold in October With the Nissan LEAF monthly sales averaging around 2,000 units for the past several months, and a sales goal of 20,000 units this year, Nissan seems to be within reach of making their goal. Year-to-date US sales for Nissan’s electric car amount to 18,078 with two months to go. With [...]

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48 kWh LEAF in your future?

October 27, 2013
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Nissan stuffs 48kWh battery into LEAF The Nissan Barcelona Technical Centre crew took three LEAFs to the Spain based ECOseries race series this season. Two of the vehicles were essentially stock with slight modifications to improve vehicle aerodynamics and reduce weight. The third was tweaked in the other direction for the final race of the [...]

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2013 LEAF Very Low Battery Warning Research

September 8, 2013
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Or what happens when you use all of your juice We understand the need of many LEAF owners, and potential LEAF owners, to know how far their LEAF will take them. Depending on driving style, elevation changes, vehicle load, and the current orbital status of the moon around the earth, this distance will vary. We [...]

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Southern California Edison shares gained knowledge – part II

September 3, 2013
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A final look at SCE’s study The majority of first-time visitors to Southern California Edison’s (SCE) electric car site want to know how much it will cost to charge their cars if they buy an electric vehicle (EV). Because most people have no idea how an electric car will impact their utility rates, and as [...]

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Southern California Edison shares gained knowledge

August 18, 2013
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We look at their study in this two part series It turns out the sky isn’t falling after all. Many electric vehicle (EV) naysayers talk about the inability of the electrical grid nationwide to keep up with the increase in EV charging over time. Southern California Edison (SCE) says otherwise, based on a recently released [...]

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East Coast LEAF owners have cause to rejoice

July 10, 2013
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Quick Charger installation to begin on East Coast Back in May we wrote about Nissan’s plan to install 500 DC quick charge stations around the country in the next 18 months (found here). At the time, Nissan was reluctant to provide any additional details. Now they have regarding at least a portion of these installations. [...]

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A look at the bottom of the “tank”

July 5, 2013
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Using up almost all of our juice The photo at the top of this post is what I was looking at for a couple of miles on the way home from visiting with friends yesterday. After some running around early in the day, we plugged in for awhile before heading out. We had plenty of [...]

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