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Leaf Spy – Information is King!

Nissan Leaf Main Driver Display Battery Temp on Left / Battery SOC and Range Estimate on Right The information available on the Mk1 Nissan Leaf is rather limited. There is no accurate battery state of charge indication on the Mk1. On the Mk2 the SOC (state of charge) is available as a percentage but on … Continue reading Leaf Spy – Information is King!

Power use statistics from Robert Llewellyn’s Edinburgh trip

Robert Llewellyn has posted to his blog the power use stats for their trip to Edinburgh… http://llewblog.squarespace.com/electric-cars/2014/1/26/london-edinburgh-mainly-mundane.html One of the objectives of my trip next week is to try to run the same route at roughly the same speed to compare power use between their new Mk2 Nissan Leaf and my nearly 3 year old, … Continue reading Power use statistics from Robert Llewellyn’s Edinburgh trip

Inspired by Robert Llewellyn & David Peilow

In case you missed it… yesterday, Robert Llewellyn and David Peilow drove a Nissan Leaf from Marble Arch, London to Edinburgh. They wanted to do it in a single day as a response and in contrast to a trip done by BBC reporter Brian Milligan 3 years ago in a Mini E. The Mini E trip … Continue reading Inspired by Robert Llewellyn & David Peilow

445 miles in one day in my Nissan Leaf!

Yesterday was just awesome! It started the night before when I saw a tweet from Ecotricity… they asked if any EV drivers would be willing to be interviewed at Cheiveley by the BBC. Well, I am not exactly near Chieveley with it being in Berkshire and me in Cornwall! Nevertheless, I am always up for … Continue reading 445 miles in one day in my Nissan Leaf!

Are Electric Vehicles Ready for Long Trips Yet?

If you have been following me on this blog, or following my experience in my Nissan Leaf at all over the past 2 and 1/2 years, you will hopefully know that I am not one to shy away from a challenge. I was one of the first to get a Nissan Leaf in the UK … Continue reading Are Electric Vehicles Ready for Long Trips Yet?

Saltash to Brixham – POLAR Charging Post Failed

Today I needed to go from my home in Saltash to Brixham. This is a round trip of 73 miles and right on the edge of the range of my Nissan Leaf so I might have chosen to use my Vauxhall Ampera. Instead, I decided to see if I could do it easily in the … Continue reading Saltash to Brixham – POLAR Charging Post Failed