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2018 Nissan Leaf Pre-order Q&A Specs

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Would a full electric car is a best option to save gas for 120-150 km return Monday to Friday driving?
If yes or no, what is the best option?
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anotherbargainhunter wrote:
Dec 5th, 2018 7:24 am
Would a full electric car is a best option to save gas for 120-150 km return Monday to Friday driving?
If yes or no, what is the best option?
Yes. But depending on your route. something like the 40kw leaf with 240km range might be cutting it close on really cold days. My wife does 150 highway round trip and does not take the leaf anymore. Winter tire reduce range as well as the cold and heater.

She now only take the model3.

If you can charge at work even a little you will be fine.
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wackojacko wrote:
Dec 5th, 2018 1:24 pm
Yes. But depending on your route. something like the 40kw leaf with 240km range might be cutting it close on really cold days. My wife does 150 highway round trip and does nlt take the leaf anymore. Winter tire reduce range as well as the cold amd heater.

She now only take the model3.

If you can charge at work even a little you will be fine.
90% highway driving
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Has any of you guys seen anything like this before? My dealer has no clue and they are currently in contact with Nissan technical staff to come up with some ideas how to fix it.

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anotherbargainhunter wrote:
Dec 5th, 2018 7:24 am
Would a full electric car is a best option to save gas for 120-150 km return Monday to Friday driving?
If yes or no, what is the best option?
My commute is similar. Speed and heat matter. No care for speed and heat fully blasted then 120km will be totally doable. 150 is doable if speed is kept at 100-110 and heat is on for about half of the commute.
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dgnr8 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2018 12:22 pm
My commute is similar. Speed and heat matter. No care for speed and heat fully blasted then 120km will be totally doable. 150 is doable if speed is kept at 100-110 and heat is on for about half of the commute.
Having said that, is there enough power left to do an extra trip to a store after 120km with no charge station at work?
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anotherbargainhunter wrote:
Dec 6th, 2018 12:38 pm
Having said that, is there enough power left to do an extra trip to a store after 120km with no charge station at work?
If it's not on the highway and its another 10-15km it would be fine.
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So I guess EV is best for non highway driving and the more stop and go the better is for EV?
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eugene_2005 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2018 11:21 am
Has any of you guys seen anything like this before? My dealer has no clue and they are currently in contact with Nissan technical staff to come up with some ideas how to fix it.

Looks like a short, maybe in the steering wheel or signal stalk. Also if you notice there's a bit of fading of the display in and out. Something is loose. They should be able to figure out just might take some time.
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fusion2k2k wrote:
Dec 6th, 2018 11:45 pm
Looks like a short, maybe in the steering wheel or signal stalk. Also if you notice there's a bit of fading of the display in and out. Something is loose. They should be able to figure out just might take some time.
I wouldn't be surprised if it is just a wiring issue. My 2018 Leaf SL had wiring issues. One of the wires connected to the wiring harness (which is behind the glove box) was too short - there was too much strain on it, and it pulled loose from the connector. This caused the centre charging LED to not work. The dealership fixed it by extending the wire, relieving the strain. I was under the impression that this was not the first time they have seen wiring issues. Luckily if that is what it is, it is probably an easy fix.
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Sorry if this has been discussed. I'm a little late on the winter tires, but being run flat and no spare tires, did anyone opt for run flat winter tires? If not, what is the best option for eliminating the risk of a flat?

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anotherbargainhunter wrote:
Dec 6th, 2018 11:40 pm
So I guess EV is best for non highway driving and the more stop and go the better is for EV?
I don't think so. A majority of my driving is highway and I drive minimum 100km a day. The leaf has been great.
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dgnr8 wrote:
Dec 9th, 2018 7:07 pm
I don't think so. A majority of my driving is highway and I drive minimum 100km a day. The leaf has been great.
Do you charge it at work?

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