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Where are all the Leaf's?

Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:56 pm

I read this is the most popular EV in the world. I don't know who put out that statistic.
I have owned my 2018 SL for 2 months and I watch out on the highway, and parking lots for fellow Leaf owners.
I live in Westchester County, NY which is about 20 mile north of NYC. A well populated area.
I have not seen any Leaf's! Not one. None on the highway. None in parking lots.
Where are all the Leaf's? My Leaf is lonely!
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Location: Boulder, CO

Re: Where are all the Leaf's?

Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:13 pm

There are tons of them here in Boulder, CO. At my work I think there are about 15 for a site of several hundred people. They work well here since the towns are compact and commutes tend to be a bit shorter than many locations.

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Re: Where are all the Leaf's?

Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:34 pm

There are lots in CA.

As I posted at viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23843&p=492401&hilit=direction#p492401 "Near home, I've sometimes headed down a nearby expressway to have 4 other Leafs on the same side of the road going in the same direction, all within a few hundred feet or less of me."

However, since the Bolt has come out, I've gradually seen Leaf lose its dominance. At the free public L2 charging I sometimes use on Fridays and weekends, when it still had 8 plugs available to the public (now only 2 :(), Leafs used to dominate. Eventually, it tended to become GM cars dominating but tended to be a mix of all brands.

My work used to have a ton of Leafs, but the % Leafs (out of all EVs/PHEVs at my work) has really dwindled now. We have over 500 vehicles in our EV/PHEV registry.

Lots of Leafers have jumped ship after their lease ended or after a few years to others (e.g. Bolt, Tesla). My next door neighbor and the house two houses away from me used to have Leafs. They went back at end of lease and they both now have Bolts.

I participated in my former leased '13 Leaf in ... ics-video/.

Surprisingly, on my trips to Japan in late 2015 and late 2017, I saw very few EVs and very few Leafs.

'19 Bolt Premier
'13 Leaf SV w/premium package (owned)
'13 Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium packages (lease over, car returned)

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Location: Somerset County, NJ

Re: Where are all the Leaf's?

Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:27 pm

I totally understand. I live in one of the most densely populated states in the US and I think I've only seen one other Leaf in the wild in the past month. One of my co-workers used to own a Leaf and actually wondered if my Leaf was his old one (it wasn't). He has a Bolt now, which I've seen more of. I also see a ton of Teslas on the roads around here. There's a Nissan right up the road from me and at least two others that aren't super far away. Also, we have a decent amount of charging available... It's not great, but we've got it? So, you'd think I'd see a few more on the roads, but nope.
Of course it doesn't help that there is zero advertising for it. I didn't even know about it until my mechanic brought it up in my replacement car discussion. Outside of my one co-worker that actually owned one, no one I've talked to so far even knew that EVs were an option! I end up answering a lot of questions about how EVs work. It's pretty sad considered that NJ is basically all paved at this point and we're known for developing the Jersey barrier.
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Re: Where are all the Leaf's?

Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:28 am

Baltneu wrote:I live in Westchester County, NY

There's your problem. You live in one of the wealthiest counties in the state. I live farther upstate, but still have family in Putnam. When I'm downstate, I see tons of Teslas. No Leafs.

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Re: Where are all the Leaf's?

Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:04 am

I'm in a backwater state, but we have a number of Tesla vehicles to be seen, but very rarely do I ever see another Leaf. I attribute it mostly due to the fact that we're not an urban area, the Leaf isn't good for rural or even suburban areas.
Pulled the trigger on going EV on 10/2016 with a 2012 Leaf, and plan on buying a Tesla Model 3 in May 2019.

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Re: Where are all the Leaf's?

Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:06 am

I live on Long Island, NY, and I agree. I see 1 leaf every 6 months or so. My local high volume car mechanic has seen no Leafs EXCEPT mine...

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Re: Where are all the Leaf's?

Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:58 am

Where are all the Leafs? Well, evidently they are here in western Oregon as I see them everywhere. :D
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Location: Vancouver, WA

Re: Where are all the Leaf's?

Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:35 pm

I see more teslas than leafs.
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Re: Where are all the Leaf's?

Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:00 am

In the USA, Tesla and GM are outselling Nissan.

That said, in Minnesota, while I see more Tesla's than Leafs, I do see a Leaf every other day.
Previous owner of Prius, Volt, Leaf & Model S
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