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Looking at buying an EV.

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:58 am
by Jocko
Hi there. I hope to buy an EV later this year, and the Nissan Leaf is an increasingly likely candidate. I thought I would sign up here and get a feel for things before committing myself.

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:53 pm
by LeftieBiker

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:19 pm
by alozzy
Add your location to your profile, as the LEAF isn't always a good choice if you live in a hot climate. Also, it wouldn't hurt to provide your budget, trim preferences, and target model year.

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:34 pm
by SageBrush
Other basic (not about the car) information:

1. Use case
2. Other cars, other drivers in family
3. Top two reasons for considering EV (environment, EV ride, money savings are common choices)
4. Charging at home, charging away from home

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:50 pm
by salyavin
There is a lot of knowledge here but if you have an EV group of some kind near you we will often talk to you and give you rides or whatever in the different cars. We have many different cars here. The groups are owners and have nothing to sell. Often they have online groups like on facebook so you can ask them how cars do in your area.

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:36 pm
by cwerdna
Can you update your location info via your user name in the upper right > User Control Panel > Profile tab? That way, we don't need to ask in future posts/threads or do sleuthing to deduce it.

What are your daily driving needs in terms of miles? How much city vs. highway? Will you have the ability to charge at your home/work/destinations?

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:08 am
by Jocko
Thanks, guys. I am looking to buy a new e+ N-Connecta. My main reason for going down the EV route is the cost-saving and the fact that UK legislation will make them the only vehicles available to buy. I currently do two or three 80 mile journeys a week (highway miles) and 7 miles/5 days a week urban driving, but all that will change soon. I will need a car for city driving for shopping and such—just a few miles a day, with the odd 80-mile trip perhaps once a month.
I will be charging at home.

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:40 am
by WetEV
This forum is somewhat US centric.

https://www.whatcar.com/nissan/leaf/hat ... auto/96064

In my opinion: This car would work well with your use case.

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:29 am
by salyavin
I think a LEAF will do just great for what your location and use case.

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:14 pm
by LeftieBiker
Yes, the Leaf - especially the ones made before 2013 - seems to have been designed for the UK climates.