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Delivery Date: 31 Dec 2019
Leaf Number: 319240

Re: First cold weather "near-fail" experience

Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:45 am

Having owned a 2015 leaf for 4 winters and a 2019 Leaf S Plus
This winter it a simple fact these Great cars don't like the cold weather
and when you put the heat on don't expect going long distance
It eats up the power quickly so wear Flannel lined pants and warm shirt and boots
no heat just the seats and steering wheel and when the windows fog up a short
blast of defrost and heat to your feet will work this is just part of owning a leaf
so us colder weather climate guys find there own ways to go farther and stay warm
under 30 Degrees who knows maybe some day they will be able to cure this

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Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
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Re: First cold weather "near-fail" experience

Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:02 am

Not a cure, but the heatpump (optional now in the SV, standard in the SL) greatly cuts power consumption in milder Winter weather noticeably, down to about 25F. From there to about 15F it still helps but not a lot.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
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