webeleafowners
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Re: Range in very cold weather

Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:29 am

We have a 2016 SV. It has heated rear seats.
2015 Smart Electric Drive convertible.
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webeleafowners
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Re: Range in very cold weather

Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:30 am

binks wrote:I will be getting a brand new 2017

I dont think my work has charging out even outside plugs at all


What kind of range do you need.
2015 Smart Electric Drive convertible.
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powersurge
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Re: Range in very cold weather

Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:02 am

I don't care if everyone disagrees, This nice poster should not be encouraged to buy a Leaf in Canada where it is -20.

Other than having the WOW factor of having an electric car, there is no benefit of a Leaf in either tropical or frigid climates.

Especially if you have a young kid, you want to BLOW THE HEAT to make the car toasty and warm... Stick with a nice ICE man -- with free unlimited heat and all the range you need....

Dooglas
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Re: Range in very cold weather

Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:50 am

powersurge wrote:Stick with a nice ICE man -- with free unlimited heat and all the range you need....

If I had range concerns, wanted unlimited heat in a cold climate, and economy/environment was a consideration - I'd be talking about a PHEV. And I'm sure that is why PHEV's sell so well in Scandinavia.
2013 Leaf SV - lease ended, 2016 Leaf S30

binks
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Re: Range in very cold weather

Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:57 am

My work + taking my kid to daycare is only 15km from my house. 30km both ways.

Even if I go out shopping in Winter I would be under 40km

Heated seats probably won't help if a child is in a car seat.

webeleafowners
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Re: Range in very cold weather

Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:09 pm

With that kind of range and being familiar with the Ottawa climate from my military days there would be absolutely NO reason where a 2017 leaf would not serve your needs. My guess us you would need to charge every third day during the 4 cold months and probably max twice a week the rest of the year.

Just looking at the numbers this morning from the last charge till now, maybe four or 5 days, mostly below zero and today slightly above, I would easily get 160 km out if this charge and probably closer to 180 km. About half highway, half city. Having said that highway speeds are max 90 here and I must be an easy driver as two or three trees on the "Eco meter thingy" is common for us.

Just my two cents.

John and Angela.
2015 Smart Electric Drive convertible.
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Range in very cold weather

Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:34 pm

webeleafowners wrote:We have a 2016 SV. It has heated rear seats.


It may have remained standard in Canada, or come back for '16.
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cwerdna
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Re: Range in very cold weather

Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:04 pm

Funny, I'm wondering if the OP's handle derives from Jar Jar... :)

Was pointed out to me the front of the Leaf looks like that of Jar Jar Binks.
https://priuschat.com/threads/star-trek ... st-2423421 :shock:

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Re: Range in very cold weather

Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:34 pm

Only you can answer the range question. Everyone drives differently, everyone has different ideas about how much overhead they need after completing the journey, every location is different with different speed limits and hills. Take a test drive and figure it out yourself. Any dealer worth buying from will let you take the car for 24 hours.
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webeleafowners
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Re: Range in very cold weather

Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:10 pm

VitaminJ wrote:Only you can answer the range question. Everyone drives differently, everyone has different ideas about how much overhead they need after completing the journey, every location is different with different speed limits and hills. Take a test drive and figure it out yourself. Any dealer worth buying from will let you take the car for 24 hours.


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