I definitely agree with your comment.
I had a set of Continental Extreme Winter Contact's installed on my LEAF last month. Great tires in all winter conditions. Remember, winter tires serve more purposes than just driving on snow and ice. The rubber compound flexes and adheres to the road better in DRY cold temperatures too.
Since installing the tires, my range has decreased 15-20% easily. It stinks. Its a major sacrifice for sure. I just couldn't handle the Ecopia's any longer for winter driving. No matter what other owners say, Ecopias are not meant for winter driving conditions.
apvbguy wrote:it all depends on how often you need to be driving on snow covered roads, the trade off for the better traction snow tires can offer is a lose of range.