Gelisob
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:20 pm
Delivery Date: 02 Dec 2019
Leaf Number: 007536
Contact: YouTube

Re: Future Leaf owner?

Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:09 am

When considering Leaf (up to 2020 atleast, when battery is still non-thermal managed) My recommendation would be following:

Google for: average temperature <yourcountryname>
(or state/city if it's a really big country)

If the result is close to or above 20c/70f - do not buy leaf.
Why? You will not get your moneys worth due to abnormal battery degradation that comes from heat.

Here in my country, I bought Leaf with 338 000km (210 000 miles) and battery health at 70%. This is what is possible in colder climate with Leaf or with EV that has proper thermal management elsewhere.
BMW i3 is more suited for warmer places, has liquid cooling.

powersurge
Posts: 1743
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:24 am
Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2014
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Future Leaf owner?

Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:21 am

Let's stop giving away our wisdom to phantom posts. We have better things to do.

I certainly hate it when a new, naive poster asks a dumb question, "Is the XXX a good car?". And as another responder stated, "We all jump in and do a whole song and dance" and the OP never returns.

I see this a lot, and am so annoyed when I see well meaning members repeat basic information over and over for an "unknown" poster.

As pretty much EV and Leaf "experts", I think we should all respond to noobie questions with some wisdom, saying, "please read the vast information available on our site, and you are welcome to ask specific questions."

Let's make new members take the time and INTEREST in doing some individual research and Self-education as part of the EV and Nissan Leaf learning process.

jjeff
Posts: 2216
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:10 am
Delivery Date: 13 Jul 2014
Leaf Number: 422121
Location: MSP MN

Re: Future Leaf owner?

Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:22 pm

powersurge wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:21 am
Let's stop giving away our wisdom to phantom posts. We have better things to do.

I certainly hate it when a new, naive poster asks a dumb question, "Is the XXX a good car?". And as another responder stated, "We all jump in and do a whole song and dance" and the OP never returns.

I see this a lot, and am so annoyed when I see well meaning members repeat basic information over and over for an "unknown" poster.

As pretty much EV and Leaf "experts", I think we should all respond to noobie questions with some wisdom, saying, "please read the vast information available on our site, and you are welcome to ask specific questions."

Let's make new members take the time and INTEREST in doing some individual research and Self-education as part of the EV and Nissan Leaf learning process.
+1!
2012 SL purchased used 2/'16
2013 S w/QC purchased new
Juicebox Premium 60a L1/L2 EVSE, Ebusbar 16a L1/L2 EVSE
'12 EVSEupgrade'd 20a L1/L2 EVSE, '13 EVSEupgrade'd adjustable 6-20a L2, 6-13a L1 EVSE
Zencar 13, 20, 30a L1/L2 portable EVSE
GE Durastation 30a

Dooglas
Posts: 301
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:08 pm
Delivery Date: 04 Jan 2017
Leaf Number: 314779
Location: Oregon City, OR

Re: Future Leaf owner?

Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:01 pm

powersurge wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:21 am
As pretty much EV and Leaf "experts", I think we should all respond to noobie questions with some wisdom, saying, "please read the vast information available on our site, and you are welcome to ask specific questions."

Let's make new members take the time and INTEREST in doing some individual research and Self-education as part of the EV and Nissan Leaf learning process.
I agree.
2013 Leaf SV - lease ended, 2016 Leaf S30 - purchased

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