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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Nissan LEAF

Has anyone got any experience of the Nissan LEAF here? While it seems to be the best-selling 'proper' (i.e. large scale production) electric car, it does look a bit strange and is pretty pricey. Having said that, I got to drive one at EcoVelocity 2012 and was pretty impressed with it.

I guess if it wasn't for Renault, I'd have to buy a LEAF. Thank heaven for the Zoe!


The LEAF on the Nissan stand:


IMG-6809_NissanLeaf_EcoVelocity_Lark_c by Trevor EV, on Flickr


The one I got to drive:


IMG-6848_NissanLeaf_EcoVelocity_Lark_c by Trevor EV, on Flickr


and one on another stand:


IMG-6787_NissanLeaf_EcoVelocity_Lark_c by Trevor EV, on Flickr


What is it with that rear end?!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-05-2012, 04:21 AM
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RE: Nissan LEAF

I haven't driven the Leaf, but like the reverse concept add on. Where you can charge the car from cheap electricity ie. Home Solar or work. Then connect the car to the house and run the house from the Leaf. This was mainly developed after the Tsunami in Japan when power was a bit hit and miss, although it had been considered for a while before.

Going to be useful if we get all the power cuts in the future they they say we will get.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-05-2012, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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RE: Nissan LEAF

Yes, it's a neat idea:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/18/n...homes-in-july/

I'm also interested in the idea that if you have a home electricity storage device (which this turns your car into) you can start being paid by your electricity company when you make it available to even out supply - it's just a proposal at the moment, but its time will come.
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RE: Nissan LEAF

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Yes, it's a neat idea:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/18/n...homes-in-july/

I'm also interested in the idea that if you have a home electricity storage device (which this turns your car into) you can start being paid by your electricity company when you make it available to even out supply - it's just a proposal at the moment, but its time will come.
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Thanks for the link, I had seen Robert Llewellyn talk about it on one of his fully charged programs. Also be good as I could store the power from my solar panels somewhere and use it when I need it. However this needs two things -
1) it to stop raining and for the sun to shine.
2) for the car to be at home during the day and not sat at work. Unless I can charge the car at work :-)

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 06:04 PM
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RE: Nissan LEAF

I do like the solar panels on the leaf:

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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RE: Nissan LEAF

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I do like the solar panels on the leaf:
I understand they only charge the secondary 12V battery, not the main drive one, so I wonder if it's a bit of a gimmick. Having said that, since the Leaf can't start if the 12V battery runs out, and it discharges very quickly (allegedly in a week or two if left unattended) maybe it should be standard equipment!
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 03:17 AM
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RE: Nissan LEAF

Hi,
the Nissan Leaf drives fantastic. It is much better than the kangoo.
Very comfortabel, and really good to drive. The power of over 100HP makes a lot of fun. You can accelerate when you drive up, everytime and it will go and go...
But i think the ZOE will have the same comfort and its 15 difference.
88HP are enough to drive around without a sound and 220NM!
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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RE: Nissan LEAF

Just found this link to confirm the UK price: 26k after rebate.

http://www.nissan.co.uk/vehicles/ele...tric-leaf/leaf
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RE: Nissan LEAF

Waoooo such a great car indeed really impressed .
I'm also interested in the idea that if you have a home electricity storage device. In these days i use ... and very comfortable with it.
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RE: Nissan LEAF

Beautiful car indeed but i want to say about it .I understand they only charge the secondary 12V battery, not the main drive one, so I wonder if it's a bit of a gimmick.
If some one had some more information about it plz share . For more info http://justcoachhire.co.uk/
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