lkeserich
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:18 am
Delivery Date: 25 Feb 2017
Leaf Number: 301293

New owner/member

Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:33 am

:D First EV!
Took delivery on 25-2-17 of a 2016 Leaf.
Brand new SL model.

I commute 32 miles door to door, but through the Cajon Pass.
The elevation change sure eats battery, but range is well within the Leaf's ability.

It has been a little bit of a learning curve, but learning more here.

Luke

Reddy
Posts: 1436
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:09 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Aug 2011
Leaf Number: 006828
Location: Pasco, WA

Re: New owner/member

Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:34 am

Welcome and thanks for driving electric. Make sure to tell all your friends about your experience and how much better it is than a gas mobile.
Reddy
2011 SL; 9 bar, 46.44 AHr; 40,067 mi; rcv'd Aug 18, 2011
Long: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... al#p226115"
Cold: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 60#p243033"

jjeff
Posts: 1456
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:10 am
Delivery Date: 13 Jul 2014
Leaf Number: 422121
Location: MSP MN

Re: New owner/member

Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:48 am

lkeserich wrote:n Pass.
The elevation change sure eats battery, but range is well within the Leaf's ability.

True but if you were driving a ICE vehicle I'm sure your MPG would probably be 1/2 normal in that case and the advantage of a EV with regen is you kind of make up for it on the way down. Of course this is best if your battery is down a bit to be able to accept the charge. If your downhill is right away you might want to stop charging before full so you can take advantage of regen and save on your breaks.
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
GE Durastation 30a

lkeserich
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:18 am
Delivery Date: 25 Feb 2017
Leaf Number: 301293

Re: New owner/member

Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:26 am

Thanks jjeff and Reddy.

I agree with you jjeff.
I have been learning how to manage it better.
Little learning curve involved, but it has been pleasant so far.
My average has been around 3.3 miles per kWh.
That is up and back down.
Been working on trying to improve that overall.

If you live in California and remember the governor having a press conference after the rains and the fire truck fell off the freeway. I pass that spot twice a day in my little leaf.

Trying to convince others to make the switch.

Luke

mazdaboi
Posts: 134
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:31 am
Delivery Date: 21 Sep 2012
Location: Northern VA

Re: New owner/member

Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:54 pm

Welcome and Congrats on the LEAF!
2013 Leaf S - White (Current Town Commuter)
Chargepoint Home L2 EVSE
2013 Volt Base - Cyber Gray (Traded)
2012 Leaf SL- Glacier White Pearl (Traded)
ECOtality, Blink L2 EVSE (Sold)

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