driving my Leaf

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xpumper
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Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:06 am
Car: 2011 Leaf
Location: Palo Alto, California

driving my Leaf

Postby xpumper » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:11 pm

After a few weeks driving my Leaf, I find that any "range anxiety" has evaporated; I know how many "bars" I need to get home, and I always seem to have plenty. My biggest problem is speeding! The car is so quiet that I find myself exceeding the speed limit even more than I intended.

What other drivers do other drivers have to report?


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kerrton
Posts: 2201
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:48 am
Car: 2008 Nissan Rogue, SL FWD, Gotham Gray
Location: Southern Alberta, Canada

Re: driving my Leaf

Postby kerrton » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:43 am

That's great to hear xpumper, like a lot of things in life the range anxiety was mostly a human perception issue mostly due to the fact that it is new and different tech from what people are used to.

Glad to hear you're enjoying you car, we don't have a lot of members visiting this site yet but that will be sure to pick up as the months pass and more owners take possession. Keep checking back and creating new topics as necessary, we all want lots of info on this revolutionary new vehicle.

By the way, we're curious where you're located, if you fill out your profile it is useful, in particular with the Leaf I'm curious how many owners will be located in warm climates i.e. southern states vs. areas with winter like where I live (Alberta).

BadQ45t
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Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2002 7:54 am
Car: 21' Leaf SL Plus (wife's car)
05' X-Terra S 4x4
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2016 Mercedes Benz S550e V8 Power and 35 MPG
Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

Re: driving my Leaf

Postby BadQ45t » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:57 pm

xpumper....i hear you on range anxiety, I had an issue driving to Palo Alto Medical last week. My wife gave me the car less than 1/2 charged and by the time I got to PAMF it was way to low to get me back to Half Moon Bay. So I stopped at the Stanford Mall where I found both charging bays used (was that you?) but I was able to steal one from a Leaf that was already charged. Spent 1 hour at the mall and got home no sweat. Not quite as easy as stopping at the Shell station, but if I had started with a full charge all woudl have been fine.


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