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ksnogas2112
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Re: Experience after 2 months

Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:52 am

PhilRW wrote: Old rules for old technology. If I read it correctly, this item applies to an automatic transmission, which the Leaf arguably does not have.
Local ordinance by way if inheriting the state traffic codes states that ALL motor vehicles are required to have a muffler.
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PhilRW
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Re: Experience after 2 months

Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:00 pm

ksnogas2112 wrote:Local ordinance by way if inheriting the state traffic codes states that ALL motor vehicles are required to have a muffler.
I was worried there for a second, but fortunately Colorado has CRS 42-4-225 Mufflers - prevention of noise: (4) This section shall not apply to electric motor vehicles.
Phew! I feel better now. :)

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mwalsh
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Re: Experience after 2 months

Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:06 pm

PhilRW wrote:
ksnogas2112 wrote:Local ordinance by way if inheriting the state traffic codes states that ALL motor vehicles are required to have a muffler.
I was worried there for a second, but fortunately Colorado has CRS 42-4-225 Mufflers - prevention of noise: (4) This section shall not apply to electric motor vehicles.
Phew! I feel better now. :)

For States were electric vehicles need to have a muffler installed:

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Re: Experience after 2 months

Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:00 pm

I participated in an Earth Day event this past Spring.

The EVs were parked on a grassy section in a large park. As we arrived one of the event volunteers directed us to our parking spots, and as we exited the vehicles, instructed us that local regulations and Event Rules required we place the large cardboard square she was handing out under the vehicle to protect the grass from motor oil. My incredulous look did not overturn their rules. Using one-eyed-thumb-aiming techniques I made an estimate of the most likely offending oil drip location, and flung the cardboard under the EV.

I completed the setup job by mounting the "No Gas, No Oil, No Tailpipe" sign.

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dcxplant
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Re: Experience after 2 months

Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:33 am

Devin wrote:
mdh wrote:The felt on the door armrest is really a bad choice.
+1!!!

After two months they're getting grungy. I'm pretty good about keeping my hands clean but one hazard of EV driving is that immediately before I get in the car I coil up the charge cord which has been sitting on the ground so my hands get dirty. Looking forward to getting leather.

Keep a pair of garden gloves in door sill pocket.

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Re: Experience after 2 months

Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:54 am

dcxplant wrote:
Devin wrote:
mdh wrote:The felt on the door armrest is really a bad choice.
+1!!!

After two months they're getting grungy. I'm pretty good about keeping my hands clean but one hazard of EV driving is that immediately before I get in the car I coil up the charge cord which has been sitting on the ground so my hands get dirty. Looking forward to getting leather.

Keep a pair of garden gloves in door sill pocket.
are we not getting darker interior color choices for 2013?

that is an honest question. there has been so many rumors going around on that i have kinda lost track
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Re: Experience after 2 months

Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:05 pm

i still love it, but i'm really needing Nissan to get more charging stations in my town. aren't that many. get with the program people

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planet4ever
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Re: Experience after 2 months

Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:48 pm

briando wrote:i still love it, but i'm really needing Nissan to get more charging stations in my town. aren't that many. get with the program people
We just got our first station in town, and it certainly wasn't Nissan that put it there, because it is at a Ford dealership. I think you are directing your plea to the wrong place. Tesla uses a proprietary charging connection, so they are having to put in all of their own stations, which is going to limit them dramatically. Nissan has used standard connections; a Japanese standard for Quick Charge and a nearly worldwide standard for other charging. In our capitalist economy it is and should be companies in the business of distributing energy and/or vehicle support that provide the charging stations.

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Re: Experience after 2 months

Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:51 am

3,300 miles, 2+ months, one of the hottest climates in North America (Palm Springs area) = highest praise for an excellent car.
I've posted little, but I've read many complaints. Negative posts give an unreal picture. Our Leaf is the closest to perfect commuter/runabout car in my 58 years of driving.
Of course, more options and more models, longer range, readily available and free DC public chargers would be nice. In reality, Nissan is building a hyper MPGe commuter that most of us can easily put in our driveways, which returns enjoyable driving with frequent spontaneous smiles passing by gas stations and repair centers.
Biggest change noticed: we were spending $450 each month on gas, now $50 in electricity. We are happy with our Leaf and look forward to the future of EVs and all EV driving issues.

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Re: Experience after 2 months

Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:47 am

SSS wrote:3,300 miles, 2+ months, one of the hottest climates in North America (Palm Springs area) = highest praise for an excellent car.
I sure hope you leased..

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