First time EV buyer, although I have been eyeing them for a while, the ranges were not feasible where I live. Charging stations are still not very plentiful in some parts of NH either, so seeing Nissan up in the low 200+ miles range peaked my interest. It took a while at the dealership, but the folks answered my (many) questions and found the model, packages, and color/trim I was looking for - along with a decent trade-in of my old Ford. There was plenty of basic information on the car itself, but perhaps a bit more background on charging and setting up the Nissan Pay would have helped a bit.
After driving it for over a month, I'm very pleased with the performance, comfort and range. I'm still fine-tuning driving habits and settings, but pushing the limits to see exactly what my max would be to give me a good solid limit to set myself for ranges... best yet is 228.4 miles driven with 13% left on battery (typically I don't go below 20%) with about 31 miles "left" on the dashboard estimate... that's about as close as I'm comfortable to push. The car came equipped with just about everything on the trim along with the nifty trunk organizer, etc. The only thing I couldn't get was a sunroof!
I had a 240v/50 amp NEMA 14-50 plug installed in the garage so overnight charging is easy, no matter the battery level. I've only done one public charge so far while on a 180-mile roundtrip (just to see how it works). I currently have rooftop solar, so am still working out how this fits into my system capacity - I may end up with a secondary meter to charge the car from the grid at the discounted EV night-time charging rates from my local electric coop and save my solar for the house and winter's lower production. Winter will be another test of the EV here, but having fun so far.
Purchase Date: 6 June 2019
Model: 2019 Nissan Leaf SL Plus
Odometer: 76 miles
Color: metallic gunmetal gray with light gray leather interior
Sales Price: $42,201
Doc Fees: $499
Dealer price due: $33,202
Tax Credit: $7,500
Elec Coop rebate: $1,000
Total price: $24,702