RE: How long are the charge leads?
hmm.. I though both of mine were 5 m.
I'll have to go measure them some time, just out of interest....
I've seen MIEV's with a coil-type lead. I'd quite like to have one of those, but I'm a bit hesitant on the price of EV leads at the moment (still as rare as hen's teeth, therefore big markup). Mind you, I can't even find a coiled type like that.
The problem with the standard leads is that you can't help but put little twists in them. I have been as careful as possible and I still think it is now worse than it was when I got it (though, it was pretty poor when I got it - lots of previous users abusing the lead and not caring about it). A lead that has pre-coils in it would survive longer, I think. It has to survive some 3,000 uncoils and re-coils in a 10 year life. Not sure Renault has thought that through yet, or just expects people to buy a new lead every year or two.