Firstly I wanted to say hi and thanks for the wealth of advice, tips and suggestions I've already gained from this forum. You've made the transition to driving an EV a very easy and interesting experience.
Earlier this week I was driving to my local Nissan dealer in my 3 year old Mercedes A-Class thinking to myself "Have I made the right decision?". Having had a call last week telling me my 2018 Leaf was ready to pick up, I was feeling a little apprehensive about swapping out our household's only ICE car to become a fully electric family.
I was excited for sure, but I was still milling over little issues like the lack of steering wheel reach adjustment and the quality of the dashboard/cabin. Bigger concerns like range anxiety and charger availability were also still at the back of my mind, despite all my research.
After picking my Leaf up and driving it extensively for a few days, I have to say I couldn't be happier with it. While the trips I need to do are light on miles at the moment I've been putting the Leaf through it's paces, enjoying its tech, the drive and all that extra torque as much as I can. Adaptive cruise control down to a stand-still has made navigating city traffic an almost pleasant experience and ProPilot's lane guidance still makes me smile every time I use it, it's so cool!
Yes, some of the materials used for the dash and the buttons are a little 'last-gen' and Nissan's decision not to include reach adjustment on the steering wheel still confuses me. But for every little niggle here, there's a big plus point there. I haven't missed anything from my A-Class, in fact the opposite - ultimately it's costing me less per month, and I'm not belching out fumes during my commute. I've even lost the "anxiety" about the range, having played about with Zap Map and planned a few long journeys. I now find myself modifying my behaviour - forward planning where to charge or building in a coffee/food/toilet break into a long journey.
Next up is the challenge of maximising range and my first 100+ mile trip in a few weeks, which I'm really looking forward to.
Anyways, a bit of a long introduction but I wanted to add another positive switch story to the mix.
Happy to answer any questions about the car, switching to an EV or anything else. I know how useful it can be talking to EV existing owners. For some background; I'm UK based, I bought the 2018 Leaf Tekna, the other car we have is a 2017 Renault Zoe, we also have solar panels, a 6kWh home battery pack and we're on Green Energy UK's Tide smart energy tariff.