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Re: people getting rid of their Leafs/EVs/PHEVs and going back to ICEVs

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:43 pm
by Coinneach
I still ride my motorcycle, a Vulcan 900. Not much, just on the weekends. But I can't imagine going back to an ICE car now, even with the mindset adjustments.

Re: people getting rid of their Leafs/EVs/PHEVs and going back to ICEVs

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:50 pm
by LeftieBiker
I was still riding a gas bike along with my Vectrix as late as two years ago, and trying to sell an ill-advised Ebay gas bike as late as last year. But now I'm done with gas bikes as well.

Re: people getting rid of their Leafs/EVs/PHEVs and going back to ICEVs

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:41 pm
by lorenfb
LeftieBiker wrote:I was still riding a gas bike along with my Vectrix as late as two years ago, and trying to sell an ill-advised Ebay gas bike as late as last year. But now I'm done with gas bikes as well.
Here in SoCal with its great mountains and twisty roads, couldn't imagine not enjoying riding my Suzuki GSXR1000 or my Ducati 996
on a Sunday morning in the local mountains. Or riding with a group from SoCal to Laguna Seca (~ 350+ miles) for the weekend to
attend the World Super Bike races in the summer. As with any BEV, basically not having an unlimited range and an ubiquitous energy
network is a significant detriment to enjoying "the ride".

Re: people getting rid of their Leafs/EVs/PHEVs and going back to ICEVs

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:02 pm
by finny47
I have multiple vehicles, but my lease is ending in August and I won't be looking for another EV anytime soon. Leaf's heating system can't keep up with Chicago's cold weather and just kills the range in the winter. My 32 mile highway commute left me pulling in to work with 30-40% capacity. Charging at work is a must, but a crowded set of charging stations where people stay parked all day which is another big reason I'm not buying another for a while. I had to be to work before 7:50 am or I was screwed.

My Leaf went into Turtle mode trying to charge it today (at 56%) with a L2 Chargepoint. I drove it around the block and turned it off/on trying to get it to reset. I gave up. It cleared the error AFTER the tow truck dropped me off at the dealer. Unreal. Tow truck driver did say mine was the first Leaf he has towed, but has towed quite a few Teslas. Interesting...

I'll be back when EVs are built better for cold weather and I don't have to charge to get back home from a 60 mile winter highway round trip. I bought a motorcycle for my warm weather commute. 44 mpg and go as fast as necessary without a worry if I got to work before everyone else.

Re: people getting rid of their Leafs/EVs/PHEVs and going back to ICEVs

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:47 pm
by LeftieBiker
I'd suggest a 40kwh Leaf because it has more than enough range for you, but I'd be concerned about Hot Chicago Summers degrading the pack.