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2018 Nissan Leaf Pre-order Q&A Specs

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xxboarderxx wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 10:54 am
Still slightly confused...for example, I am comparing the Ioniq with the Leaf. Both have 6.6kW onboard charger but it seems that the leaf comes with L1/L2 charge cable. Are you talking about the cable and is that cable special?
Both have 6.6KW onboard charger.
Ioniq: come with L1 portable charger (will take 16 hours to charge).
Leaf: come with L1&L2 combo portable charger (will take 16 hours to charge with L1 and will take 8 hours to charge with L2)
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bose wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 11:31 am
Both have 6.6KW onboard charger.
Ioniq: come with L1 portable charger (will take 16 hours to charge).
Leaf: come with L1&L2 combo portable charger (will take 16 hours to charge with L1 and will take 8 hours to charge with L2)
So, you're saying that 2018 Leaf owners won't need to buy an EVSE like the juicebox? All that is needed is a NEMA range/dryer outlet to get L2 charging?
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bose wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 10:13 am
18 Leaf should come with 6.6KW onboard charger and come with L1 & L2 portable charger so you don't need to buy any other L2 charger.
The Juicebox pro 40 can charge a vehicle up to 10KW onboard charger. I think highest onboard charging rate is 7.2KW now (except Tesla) so unless you plan to buy a Tesla, the charger should be good for awhile.
You sure Canadian buyers will receive L2 portable charging cable? Not too many places you can plug that into.

I think UK buyers will receive the L2's (220V is standard there right?) and over here we get the L1 portable cable.

But if you're right, that's a bonus for new customers!
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NubNub wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 11:57 am
So, you're saying that 2018 Leaf owners won't need to buy an EVSE like the juicebox? All that is needed is a NEMA range/dryer outlet to get L2 charging?
That's right but I highly suggest to buy one to get full advantage of EV rebate.
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some1not wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 12:02 pm
You sure Canadian buyers will receive L2 portable charging cable? Not too many places you can plug that into.

I think UK buyers will receive the L2's (220V is standard there right?) and over here we get the L1 portable cable.

But if you're right, that's a bonus for new customers!
As per Nissan Canada website, trim S, SV, SL all will get one. In Europe, 220V doesn't mean it is an L2 charger. It needs to output high Amperage and high wattage.

http://www.nissan.ca/en/future-and-conc ... ion.button#!
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bose wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 9:52 am
The Juicebox Pro 40 is the future-proof unit (40A/10KW) that has all the bells and whistles. You don't need to buy another charger with the 18 Leaf but if you want to fully take advantage of the EV program, it would be a good idea to get it. Even if you would sell it used down the road, you can easily get money back ($500). Once you install the NEMA 14-50R receptacle, you can use both Leaf charger and Juicebox.

This seller had 10% off previously so I am going to wait for the promotion.

https://www.autochargers.ca/products/juicebox-chargers/
I purchased the juicebox 40 Pro - waiting on the electrical hookup. Another key advantage for the Juicebox is that if you have multiple EV's at the home, you can have two Juicebox Pro's share the same 40AMP circuit. They will split the 40AMP circuit (20/20) until one of the car's is done charging and then automatically up the amperage for the other EV. Very useful in a 2 EV home.
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bose wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 12:11 pm
As per Nissan Canada website, trim S, SV, SL all will get one. In Europe, 220V doesn't mean it is an L2 charger. It needs to output high Amperage and high wattage.

http://www.nissan.ca/en/future-and-conc ... ion.button#!
Quick take a screen shot before it's corrected!
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some1not wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 1:13 pm
Quick take a screen shot before it's corrected!
It is also in OP, "Mechanical & Performance" section.
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This of the base trim S.
I am concern if Nissan would honour the posted MSRP at launch.
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2manybuds wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 3:01 pm
This of the base trim S.
I am concern if Nissan would honour the posted MSRP at launch.
No need to worry. There are many websites referencing standard L1&L2 combo in Canada.

http://driving.ca/nissan/leaf/reviews/r ... issan-leaf

Handily, the new Leaf comes standard with a (120v/240v) charger cable


https://www.thestar.com/autos/2017/09/1 ... rther.html

A Level 1/Level 2 (120 volt/240 volt) charger cable is also standard.

I can keep go on... No need to worry...
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How can we be sure that windshield heating is enough to prevent ice ball forming at the wipers, in winter, I have heat on full blast and still have ice forming at the wiper, cannot imagine what will be like for a EV with only steering wheel turned on.
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LOL at
L1 & L2 portable charger
These are not "chargers"

These are adapters, or interfaces, if you will, for your car to get power from the AC.
An actual charger, along with BMS, is part of the car.
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Car makers are just trying to simplify it for common folk. It's an "AC adapter" as you said, but average people don't know the difference.
xrvr wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 8:07 pm
LOL at

These are not "chargers"

These are adapters, or interfaces, if you will, for your car to get power from the AC.
An actual charger, along with BMS, is part of the car.
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radeonboy wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 8:37 pm
Car makers are just trying to simplify it for common folk. It's an "AC adapter" as you said, but average people don't know the difference.
See this is why I have been confused...it is not a charger then. Just an adapter.

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