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Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:32 pm

the LEAF to the masses:

I go to many car meets/shows every weekend and I keep getting asked the same 15 questions and usually I print out 8" x 11" sheets and tape them to my car but that is getting very old very quickly so I just ordered (5) 12" by 24" Door magnets to attach the my LEAF while at car shows/meets

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I got them from http://www.BuildAsign.com they came out $178 for 5 shipped and I got them in 7 days. They are 0.045" thick.
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Re: EV Car Meets - Making it easier to Explain...

Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:51 am

I like it!
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Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:34 am

I like it all except the battery has an 8 year 100K mile warranty and you get 85 miles range per charge. I feel that is misleading people a little bit to think that the warranty covers the range of 85 miles. After 8 years / 100K miles you will most certainly not be getting 85 miles of range. Also you use a lot of wiper fluid :) I haven't refilled mine at all in my first year.

I think insinuating that all gas supports terrorism is a little over the top as well, but that's just me. I would go with a more positive message such as Support your local power company, drive an electric car!

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Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:47 am

If I lived in GA I'd be supporting the electric company too with those rates you get In NJ the electric company doesn't care I drive an EV.

You're correct about the battery. Hopefully before they buy they'll do additional research.

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CmdrThor wrote:I like it all except the battery has an 8 year 100K mile warranty and you get 85 miles range per charge. I feel that is misleading people a little bit to think that the warranty covers the range of 85 miles. After 8 years / 100K miles you will most certainly not be getting 85 miles of range. Also you use a lot of wiper fluid :) I haven't refilled mine at all in my first year.

I think insinuating that all gas supports terrorism is a little over the top as well, but that's just me. I would go with a more positive message such as Support your local power company, drive an electric car!
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Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:53 am

Should have added top speed.. That's a question I get a lot. For some reason a lot of folks think it tops out at 45mph. I don't know where they get that information from.
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Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:21 am

CmdrThor wrote:I like it all except the battery has an 8 year 100K mile warranty and you get 85 miles range per charge. I feel that is misleading people a little bit to think that the warranty covers the range of 85 miles. After 8 years / 100K miles you will most certainly not be getting 85 miles of range. Also you use a lot of wiper fluid :) I haven't refilled mine at all in my first year.

I think insinuating that all gas supports terrorism is a little over the top as well, but that's just me. I would go with a more positive message such as Support your local power company, drive an electric car!


I agree on some points. However most people don't have a very favorable view of their local power company either. Or maybe that is just in CA where I used to live. My co-op here in CO isn't nearly as bad as PG&E was.

To the original post though getting the information out is a must!
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Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:33 am

Yeah. Damn. Oh well. I guess on the next magnet.

I do put a sign under my wipers that says "__________ OIL-FREE Miles Driven" and I fill out the amount with a fat sharpie. Maybe under that I'll put Top Speed and 0 to 60 times.

I want to replace that sign with something reusable as well. I have an idea. Need to see if it'll work......


adric22 wrote:Should have added top speed.. That's a question I get a lot. For some reason a lot of folks think it tops out at 45mph. I don't know where they get that information from.
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Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:19 am

adric22 wrote:Should have added top speed.. That's a question I get a lot. For some reason a lot of folks think it tops out at 45mph. I don't know where they get that information from.
Maybe they see Leafs driving along a 70mph freeway at 45mph just to make it home on their degraded batteries!?

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Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:05 pm

One of my favorite parts of owning a Leaf is that I wake up every morning to a full battery, ready to take me wherever I need to go for the day. I don't know how to express that, especially to those who are used to stopping at the gas station once a week.
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Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:15 pm

GetOffYourGas wrote:One of my favorite parts of owning a Leaf is that I wake up every morning to a full battery, ready to take me wherever I need to go for the day. I don't know how to express that, especially to those who are used to stopping at the gas station once a week.


Indeed.. This is a benefit that is often overlooked. For example, one time I was a long way from home and I had to stop and find a place to charge. Somebody asked me if I found that inconvenient. My response was "Yes, I do find the car to be occasionally inconvenient. However, on my day-to-day driving it is far more convenient than a gasoline car, and so it easily evens out."
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