Jocko
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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.

Looking at buying an EV.

Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:58 am

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.
Current car Honda Jazz.
Looking to buy new e+ N-Connecta.
Home charging.
No more than 100 miles per week.

LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2018
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:53 pm

Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

alozzy
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Delivery Date: 18 Jan 2017
Location: Vancouver, BC
Contact: Website

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:19 pm

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.
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

SageBrush
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Delivery Date: 13 Feb 2017
Location: NM

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:34 pm

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
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/18: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/18: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
09/20: 54.3 Ahr; 38k miles
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2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, Delivered 6/2018

salyavin
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Joined: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Dec 2019
Leaf Number: 318726
Location: Littleton , CO

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:50 pm

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.

cwerdna
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Delivery Date: 28 Jul 2013
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:36 pm

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?

'19 Bolt Premier
'13 Leaf SV w/premium (owned)
'13 Leaf SV w/QC + LED & premium (lease over)

Please don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

Jocko
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Delivery Date: 20 Feb 2030
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:08 am

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.
Current car Honda Jazz.
Looking to buy new e+ N-Connecta.
Home charging.
No more than 100 miles per week.

WetEV
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Joined: Fri May 04, 2012 8:25 am
Delivery Date: 16 Feb 2014
Location: Near Seattle, WA

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:40 am

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.
WetEV
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Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
2012 Leaf SL Red (Totaled)
2014 Leaf SL Red
2019 eTron Blue

salyavin
Posts: 320
Joined: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Dec 2019
Leaf Number: 318726
Location: Littleton , CO

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:29 am

I think a LEAF will do just great for what your location and use case.

LeftieBiker
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Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: Looking at buying an EV.

Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:14 pm

Yes, the Leaf - especially the ones made before 2013 - seems to have been designed for the UK climates.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
BAFX OBDII Dongle
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

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