Considering that the Nissan Leaf is a state-of-the-art (well nearly!) electric car there are some things that are really 1970’s tech and rather let the car down. One of those is the internal courtesy light… you know, the one that comes on when you open the door. It is dim. It is dull. It reeks … Continue reading Nissan Leaf Courtesy Light Upgrade to LED
I am on my second Nissan Leaf having had a Mk1 for 3 1/2 years and this Mk2 now for another year. I bought a Mk2 to replace the Mk1 not just because I got a great price from my dealer (which I did!) but because I actually really like the Leaf. It is the … Continue reading Would I Buy Another Nissan Electric Car?
As you can read on other posts on the blog I have one or two issues with the battery of our new Nissan Leaf. Eventually the dealer replaced the battery and since then it has been performing well. In fact, it has been doing so well that I thought I should post the LeafSpy screenshot … Continue reading New Leaf Battery – Performance Update
Many of you will know me from the past 3+ years… always darting about the UK in my Mk1 Nissan Leaf doing various promotional events and journeys for EVs. This meant that my Mk1 Leaf was frequently being rapid charged. Something I have always considered we should try to restrict to a minimum to help … Continue reading Nissan Leaf Battery Seems to Like Rapid Charging
Having had our new Leaf just a few days I wasn’t expecting to be rapid charging quite this soon but I had to drive to Exeter today and so a rapid charge was needed. Basically the charge was about the same as with charging the old Leaf but there were a few small differences. Firstly, … Continue reading Rapid charging the Mk2 Leaf
Having had the new Leaf now for a couple of days I thought I would let you know my very first reactions. The first thing I noticed, before even driving away from the dealer, is just how much nicer the inside looks with the leather and dark colour instead of the recycled bottles and the … Continue reading The Leaf is Dead… Long Live the Leaf!
We managed to pick up both the new Nissan Leaf and the Qashqai yesterday. Don’t they look smart! Now the fun part of cleaning, polishing and sealing can begin. I have all the necessary equipment and products but it is raining outside so it won’t be this morning. I was hoping to get some wax … Continue reading New Cars Have Arrived!
The big news for us is that we have ordered a new Nissan Leaf. 2014 Nissan Leaf We have had our Mk1 Leaf for over 3 years now and we felt that it was time to upgrade. We placed the order last week and collect it next Tuesday 30th September. Everything about hte new Leaf … Continue reading New Electric Car
It has been rather quiet here on the EV front but actually loads is happening. I have applied for a full-time job with a well-known EV related company. We have placed an offer on a house in Taunton. I have put forward a proposal as to how I might channel my electric car enthusiasms in … Continue reading Quiet but lots happening
We had the 3 year service and 1st MOT on our Nissan Leaf today. All is fine. We had it done at JFE Nissan, Exeter and the service and MOT cost £170 all inclusive and that included a year of RAC cover. I asked if the RAC cover would include recovery in the event of … Continue reading 3 Year Service and 1st MOT