kaiat
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Re: Importing used leaf from us to europe

Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:32 pm

We have J1772-cars or Type 1 in Europe and Leaf is one of them. As cwerdna says, you simply get a cable with a Type 2 Mennekes in one end for the charging point and J1772 Type 1 in the other end for the car. No problem at all.

GRA
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Re: Importing used leaf from us to europe

Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:36 pm

kaiat wrote:We have J1772-cars or Type 1 in Europe and Leaf is one of them. As cwerdna says, you simply get a cable with a Type 2 Mennekes in one end for the charging point and J1772 Type 1 in the other end for the car. No problem at all.

Good to know, thanks.
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rastrick
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Re: Importing used leaf from us to europe

Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:06 pm

I am about to do this (moving to the Netherlands). What modifications are required in terms of lighting, etc.?

jube
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Delivery Date: 25 Aug 2014

Re: Importing used leaf from us to europe

Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:44 pm

My 2c, from many years ago bringing my US Audi to France:
Headlights need to be changed, I had no issue with taillights.
Had to change tires (they required tires capable of 210km/h which the US car did not have).
They wanted the seat belts changed to European standard. Not a huge expense but really unnecessary. After a bit of discussion they waived that one.
There was more (catalytic converter, etc) but none of that applicable to an EV.

RonDawg
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Leaf Number: 027089
Location: SoCal

Re: Importing used leaf from us to europe

Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:29 pm

jube wrote:Had to change tires (they required tires capable of 210km/h which the US car did not have).


That's unusual because 210 km/hr is 131 MPH, and in the US that's an "H" rated tire which is very easy to obtain. During the 8 years I owned an Audi A3, it came with "V" rated (240 km/hr / 140 MPH) tires and so were the two sets of replacements I put on before selling the car.

North American tire rating system here: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech ... ?techid=35
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
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jube
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Re: Importing used leaf from us to europe

Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:06 pm

I shipped a brand new car over. It did not come with the high speed tires.

RonDawg
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Location: SoCal

Re: Importing used leaf from us to europe

Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:21 pm

jube wrote:I shipped a brand new car over. It did not come with the high speed tires.


What Audi model is this? The A3 is the least expensive Audi sold in North America and they all come with at least "H" rated tires, with many coming with "V" spec tires. My eGolf has "H" rated tires (Bridgestone Ecopia) from the factory and that car has a top speed of less than 100 MPH/160 km/hr.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL

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