2014 Nissan Leaf As mentioned in another post, we are getting a new Nissan Leaf to upgrade our 3 year old model. The new model has many new and improved features and is well worth the cost to change. 2014 Nissan Qashqai However, not only are we getting a new Nissan Leaf but we are … Continue reading New Cars
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
Checking my tyre pressures today for my trip to Edinburgh and I noticed that the tread on the front tyres was getting pretty worn. On closer inspection one of the tyres was pretty close to the wear indicator. Given the time of year and the kind of journey I am about to undertake I thought … Continue reading Checking my tyre pressures cost me £190!
After nearly 3 years of ownership we finally needed to spend something on the Leaf… new front wiper blades! Now that isn’t bad. I know it was a new car and you don’t expect to need to spend much on any new car but even so I am happy with that.
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!
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
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
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!