frontrangeleaf
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:33 pm

Agree. For all the whining I see here, it’s a solid little car with a lot going for it. And it’s a decent value for the money, at least with the incentives and pricing being offered here in Colorado.
Empty-nesters - NW Denver-Boulder Area

2019 Leaf SL Plus
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DougWantsALeaf
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Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:14 am

Rumor that the price of the Leaf in Europe will soon drop.

https://forococheselectricos.com/2019/0 ... -id-3.html
2019 SV Plus Silver
2013 Leaf SV
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh (4.9 KWh remaining)

DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:44 pm

2019 SV Plus Silver
2013 Leaf SV
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh (4.9 KWh remaining)

GRA
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:12 pm

^^^ Uh, Juneau, and why not? To quote the "Get Around in Juneau" web page,
There are no roads out of Juneau but many places to see within the miles road system. The longest road, Glacier Highway extends 40 miles north of downtown. The Alaska Marine Highway connects Juneau to Washington State, the northern areas of Alaska and neighboring Southeast communities.

While Juneau isn't on an island, it effectively is one where roads are concerned, and small islands are an ideal use for BEVs. That Juneau also sits on the ocean moderates the winter low temps (record low -22 deg. F. ) compared to inland Alaska e.g. Fairbanks (record low -66 deg. F.). Still, I wouldn't say a LEAF or any BEV without a battery heater is the ideal choice for Juneau.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:18 am

The Leaf does have a small battery heater which can kick in when the battery gets very cold. I do wish Turbo would find a way to activate it at higher temps so you could use it a bit more aggressively in winter.

Here is another positive review, but nothing new or extraordinary defining.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.torque ... lus-sl/amp
2019 SV Plus Silver
2013 Leaf SV
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh (4.9 KWh remaining)

DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:28 pm

2019 SV Plus Silver
2013 Leaf SV
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh (4.9 KWh remaining)

DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:52 am

Leaf sales in Norway accelerating. Over 700 in Sept so far. Yes the 3 is selling even more.

https://www.elbilstatistikk.no/?sort=2
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2013 Leaf SV
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Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh (4.9 KWh remaining)

SageBrush
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Location: NM

Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:12 pm

DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:52 am
Leaf sales in Norway accelerating. Over 700 in Sept so far. Yes the 3 is selling even more.

https://www.elbilstatistikk.no/?sort=2
3x more. This month a lot of Model 3 Tesla production went to the Netherlands. 5000+ just in September. Not bad for a country with a population about 5% that of the USA.
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Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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DougWantsALeaf
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:03 pm

It’s amazing that Norway buys almost as many Leafs as the US now.
2019 SV Plus Silver
2013 Leaf SV
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Max distance on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max distance on 19 Leaf: 242 Highway 4.5 miles/kWh (4.9 KWh remaining)

valem
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Re: Why would anyone buy a nissan leaf right now???

Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:02 pm

cwerdna wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:02 am
valem wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:07 pm
If you drive everyday that is 68.5mi /day.... still a lot for this car. well, I have the 24kW you have the 30kW
You mean 24 kWh and 30 kWh?
Hey, check this out!
At 5m:55s Calvin Kim, the product spokesperson for the Porsche Taycan, said it has a 93 kW lithium ion battery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzkdrdwQvls

;)
2013 Silver SL 35,800 mi
Tinted windows.
Battery replaced 05/15/17 @ 29,677 mi

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