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Car Review of the Nissan Leaf by The Stig (Ben Collins)

Some say he's a former SAS soldier, Others say he's from Bristol. All we know is, He's called the Stig. Oh wait, He's just Ben Collins. 2 things Top Gear hate in the same video: Electric Cars and Ben Collins. Ben Collins or The Stig reviews the Nissan Leaf.


 


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What's it like living with a Nissan Leaf?
My real life opinion of driving the New Nissan Leaf? Is an electric car a viable option for the average user? the business user? the family? watch and find out. This film is not associated to Nissan, and it has been badly fimed by the author, whose opinions are there own..





Ben Collins 2012 Showreel
Official Showreel of Ben Collins Music: "Inside" by Stiltskin





The fastest way to charge your Nissan Leaf without power supply
When you talk about electric cars the first thing people are concerned with is the range and how to get the batteries charged when you run out of power. So Leafplan set out to find a new way of charging a Nissan Leaf: by towing it behind another car and braking to charge the car. The Nissan Leaf has brake regeneration which means it charges itself during braking. So in theory you can charge the car by braking while you are being towed. However, the Nissan Leaf manual states you 'shouldn't tow an electric car with four wheels on the ground'. The Nissan dealer was a bit sketchy about why that was so we set out to prove the theory and made this video. As you can see in the video it really does work! However there are some small differences. Because the car is being towed the range computer thinks it's driving ultra economical and calculates the range according to this. So the range the computer calculates isn't the actual range which you will have when you drive the car, it's about 33% less. However, the car does charge itself while braking, and actually does a very good job. It's about as fast as a fast charger charging the car. You have to be careful though not to overdo the braking; charging only happens in the first phase of braking if you overdo the Leaf will start to use the regular brakes resulting in very smelly brake pads ;-) Leafplan is a project in The Netherlands set out to find the practical use of the electric car. From how to get a charge point at your house to actual range calculations and experiments like charging the Nissan Leaf while being towed is all part of this year long experiment. On http://www.leafplan.nl/english you can find more information and follow the Leaf via Google Maps, check out the battery life, range and charge stats live from the car, and see live video directly from the car!





2011 Nissan Leaf - Battery Electric Car - "In Depth" Vehicle Introduction video
2011 Nissn Leaf Video - Watch an in-depth introductory video of the Totally NEW Nissan Leaf battery electric vehicle. This is a Plug-In battery car with a 100 mile range. The Leaf is the first mass marketed electric car. Paul Hossen the Leaf product planner will show and explain what the Leaf is all about. It has no gas tank, radiator, coolant, engine oil, Exhaust pipe, muffler, spark plugs, fuel injection system, smog control devices, transmission etc. Battery electric cars are very simple and efficient. It takes about $1.50 to $2.50 of electricity to fully charge the battery giving a 100 mile range. In a gasoline powered compact sedan averaging 30 miles per gallon, $2.00 will buy you about 25 miles range.





Nissan LEAF Test Drive and Review
Nissan LEAF Test Drive & Review- Green Energy News had the recent pleasure of test driving the brand spankin' new, highly-anticipated zero emission vehicle (ZEV) developed by Nissan, dubbed LEAF - or Leading, Environmentally Friendly, Affordable, Family Car. Mark Perry, Director of Product Planning for Nissan North America, talks about the vision behind the Nissan LEAF and touches on it's eco-friendly features, cost/price, battery/charging information, and availability. The LEAF we drove is a pre-production prototype... basically the production model. This is NOT a "mule" or the VERSA "shell" which was making a tour across the US earlier this year. Design: Smooth lines, aerodynamic, and pleasing to look at. The LEAF might not be the most eye-catching car on the road, but we feel like it will appeal to most consumers in the compact car market. We saw it as a cross between a luxury crossover SUV (think Lexus RX 350), a Toyota Matrix, and the Nissan Versa. Performance- The 107 HP (80kw) motor puts out 206 lb-ft of torque which is readily available at 0 MPH! We were more than surprised with the amount of pep the LEAF showed off the line. At moderate speeds (approx 45 MPH) the LEAF had NO problems passing other vehicles with minimal efforts. Towards the end of the video, you can see the LEAF accelerating into a right turn, reaching speeds of almost 50 MPH from a creeping start with ease. The LEAF is responsive and fun to drive. Is it a sportscar... NO! Is it more fun to drive than a traditional compact... BY FAR! Handling is wonderful- the lithium ion battery pack is center mounted under the vehicle creating even balance and sturdy handling. Try it for yourself... this thing is FUN to drive! Price- $32,000 might be a little steep for us, but after $7,500 in federal rebates/incentives... the LEAF is right up our alley. With California giving us an additional $5,000 in rebates, the LEAF would be a steal at just under $20k! Considering the Chevy Volt is priced around $40k before rebates/incentives, and DOESN'T qualify for the additional $5k rebate in CA due to it's gasoline engine/generator, the LEAF looks like a solid deal. FULL review available at Green Energy News (http://www.renewable-energy-news.info/ )





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Nissan Leaf electric car range test - autocar.co.uk
How far can we travel in a fully-charged Nissan Leaf? Full test. To read a full Nissan Leaf review and see more pictures visit www.autocar.co.uk





2011 Hyundai Equus vs 2011 Bentley Mulsanne
Executive Editor Edward Loh and Senior Editor Jonny Lieberman find out if the luxury of Bentley's Mulsanne is worth the $330,000 pricetag compared to Hyundai's all-new $70,000 Equus. Shot by: Jim Gleason Edited by: Jim Gleason





Top Gear Interview, Jeremy Clarkson ,Richard Hammond and James May
Ad free upload of the 60 Minutes story. No copyright infringement intended... Btw this seems to be a cut-down version compared to CBS's original Top Gear's Wild Ride





2011 Nissan Leaf Review
Here's a quick review i did at the Drive Nissan Event in South Florida. The Leaf is awesome! 100% electric and under $32,000.00. I was surprised to see the size of the car; about the size of a Toyota Matrix. Hope you enjoy the video. I shot this video jusing my Canon 5D mark 2 and my Kodak Zi6. I did all my audio with a pair of Audio-Technica Pro 88w/t





Behind the Wheel: Nissan Leaf
It's brand new. Hasn't been driven much. But GearPatrol has street cred. So we got our hands on this mass produced 100% electric from Nissan. Check it out.





Car Tech 2011 Nissan Leaf review
Is this the car that will steal the Prius' thunder?





Nissan Leaf Roadtest
Nissan Leaf Roadtest





Nissan Leaf review - Auto Express
Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/253327/nissan_leaf.html THE electric revolution is charging ahead! Following on from our drive of a prototype Auto Express has finally taken the wheel of the showroom-ready Nissan Leaf in Japan. Going on sale in the UK early next year, the Sunderland-built hatchback aims to bring all-electric vehicles into the mainstream.





Owners Review 2013 Nissan Leaf SV
Winter update on range and performance video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVrK3Av3dGM My review of my 2013 Nissan Leaf How to disconnect the VSP module for back up warning tone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHWT8VqnRGo




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