Dav
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Re: Boston / New England area

Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:15 am

Are Li-Ion that different from NiMH? All the RAV4-EVs that were taken from California back to the NorthEast are working acceptably for their owners there.

smkettner
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Re: Boston / New England area

Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:36 am

Yes they are different. In fact there are differences within Li-Ion batteries.
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
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LEAFfan
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Re: Boston / New England area

Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:11 pm

erndog5800 wrote:Hi all! Glad to find the forum, but pretty disappointed to learn that the Leaf isn't coming out until late next year. Is this nationwide or just out our way? (Northeast)

We have a Lexus 400H that my wife drives. We like it, but it obviously can't touch the efficiency of a Prius or similarly sized car. My current car (an old Audi A4) is dying NOW and I'd LOVE to get my hands on a Leaf. I have a short commute (42 miles round trip) and this would have been perfect. I've pretty much had my heart set on a Leaf for the last few months but it looks like I'll need to begin my car shopping anew.

If Nissan is rolling the Leaf out West first, does anyone know if there any legal/regulatory issues with flying out to another region, tossing one on a flatbed, and bringing it back East?
If I were you, I wouldn't do it. Later, when it's your time to order, Nissan will have a 'winterized' version for the East with battery warmers and some other great things for cold weather driving. If you were to choose a 'Western' LEAF, and have it shipped to you, it won't have the winterizing and your battery performance would be much less.
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smkettner
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Re: Boston / New England area

Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:00 pm

As long as you primarily park in a semi warm garage I would not gret too much about the battery temps.
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV
RAV4 traded in for I-Pace Dec 2018

essaunders
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Location: southern NH

Re: Boston / New England area

Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:23 pm

Has there been anything about the actual new England availability? Will the who region go at once or will vt me and nh lag behind ma ct and ri?

garrytman
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Re: Boston / New England area

Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:31 am

Hi all, I'm here in Central CT, waiting patiently for the day when I can order my new leaf. Put my $99 down in May. Currently driving a 98 Dodge Intrepid and milking it along until I can switch to all electric driving. As others have posted, I can probably get away with charging just a couple times a week. Exciting times ahead, but I wish Nissan would allow us here on the east coast (tri state area, lots of $, multiple car households, short commutes) to get in on the action earlier then the 2nd half of 2011.
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LEAFguy
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Re: Boston / New England area

Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:13 pm

essaunders wrote:Has there been anything about the actual new England availability? Will the who region go at once or will vt me and nh lag behind ma ct and ri?
I don't think that Nissan has fine tuned that part of the rollout yet, as it is likely 6-9 months out. As the order time gets closer, they may have more info.

mitch672
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Re: Boston / New England area

Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:43 am

It won't be anytime soon, not until the availability of the "cold weather package", which isn't available yet
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Waitingforleaf
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Location: Boston, MA

Re: Boston / New England area

Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:49 am

Late last year the projections for us getting cars was "mid-late 2011". Anyone know if that's slipped...?
What's the best way to know if things start moving? Talk to dealers? Wait for email from Nissan? Or just watch this forum?

essaunders
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Delivery Date: 20 Jan 2012
Location: southern NH

Re: Boston / New England area

Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:16 pm

I emailed my dealer - if for nothing else, I wanted to make inital contact. They know nothing more than what is on the web.

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