I'm going to throw this out as I think it will be ineteresting to see who has or is going to have the longest LEAF commute. I' m suppose to get my LEAF in March. My commute is going to be 125 miles round trip with 120 volt charging at work (10 hours). 30 miles or so at 50 to 55 mph up and down hills, a 20 mile section at 65 mph and then 12.5 miles at 45 to 55 mph.
Also I'm at about 1500 feet elevation and work at about 30 feet elevation (Foothills to the Central Valley).
All I can say Bassman is you got balls. Not trying to rain on your parade but if you can do it my hats off to ya.
Three things pushed me over the edge into actually buying this car (beside being a geeky Electrical Engineer). One was the fact that it's the first eCar on the market with the practical capability to meet my needs (I, like gudy, was a Volt man when the Volt pitch was electric which of course ended up not being), two, rebates (12.5k$ here in CA), and three, the fact that I could meet all my needs using the charge equipment in my garage. In my mind the practicality of "gassing up" outside my garage was just not realistic enough for me due to the time required to stuff the energy in this beast (admirable as it may be and chemical reactions being what they are). As the out-in-the-wild charge stations become available, it will offer additional exploratory "opportunities" but did not affect my purchase plan. With your place of work offering charging it changes the calculations to the extent that you can rely consistently on it. Keep in mind my power charge measurements indicate you can get 4.5 mi/hr of charge at 120v (1.44 kw) and 12 mi/hr of charge at 240v (3.77kw). Of course a L3 charge station fairly close to your place of business (+/- 15-20 miles?) would significantly change the analysis in your favor.
So when I'm showing off my LEAF the question I get asked the most is, "So how far will it take you on a charge?" My response is always the same. I say, "Well I look at it more like this. Who is the ideal purchaser of this vehicle (ignoring purchase economics)?"
1) You own a gasoline vehicle that you are going to keep, and
2) you travel less than 75 miles per day.
Can this 75 be stretched? Sure it can. It's just my pitch on what I see as the optimal owner of this vehicle. If you want to travel more, then you get in to all the marginal tactics to make sure you don't get stranded (no climate control, go real easy ALLLLL the time - not to mean I don't ALWAYS run in eco mode as I always do - always "looking over your shoulder" regarding range.... heck... who needs it).
I know there are a lot of eCar lovers out there like me but there is a point where it doesn't fit a particular situation. In the future there will be vehicles that have a greater range. With your daily commute you might be one of those that would be better suited to wait until that time (though I completely understand your interests.... after all, we're all junkies on this stuff or we wouldn't be here on this forum). Now that's not to say you should not purchase this car, but maybe, not purchase this car for purposes of your daily commute. Also, I'm not saying you can't pull it off but rather I don't see it as an ideal fit.