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Question - Topic: Autos New
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Posted On: 2012-10-01 09:41:29
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How does Nissan leaf drive and deliver?

We are thinking of buying a Nissan leaf for our family.
And was wondering what if any of you all has bought this car and what you think about it?
Any info about this car as per your real experience of it will be appreciated.
Specially what about the fact that its battery may run out during drive and what about its recharging time?

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6 years 4 months ago

All Electric cars such as Telsa Motors or Nissan Leaf are totally wrong technologies for a typical person, since these vehicles stop running when their battery charge runs out which makes them pretty much useless, if not a nightmare, for an average person. After all how would you like to be stuck in a traffic jam, with your battery running out on your all Electric vehicle like Telsa Motors and of course given the FACT that there are little if any Electric charge stations around! Set aside the fact that it takes about a minimum of 2 Hours to get a decent recharge of the Battery!

OTOH, with Plug-in Hybrids vehicles such as Chevy Volt, should your Battery run out then the Gas powered engine kicks in which Gas you can fill at any Gas station.

So with a Plug-in Hybrid, you get ALL the benefits of a Battery (Electric) powered vehicle, without the KILLER limitation of what if my Battery runs out during my drive.

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6 years 4 months ago

Hi there, I will try to answer your question as best I can. I do not own this type of car, but I do have a couple of friends who do. As you already know, one problem with this car is the battery takes 20 hours to recharge once the batter life has been drained. You'll also need a high amount of voltage to charge this car which may cost you a bundle on electricity costs in your home. I think, if I am not mistaken from what my friends told me, you will need a 220 volt outlet to charge the car. One of my friends also told me that operating some of the system controls in the car are difficult to use and may cause you more headache than needed. Based on the aspect of my friends comments, they happen to be in love with this type of car since they do not have to pay so much on gas prices. But this car is not really meant for everyone because of the time and effort it takes to learn how to always maintain this car.

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