Drag Racing: many videos along at the mason dixon dragway the most nissan leaf vs 3 other vehicles. the very first is an electric delorean, the second is an electric porsche 944, the third and final vehicle may be a tesla roadster.
Nissan Leaf 2013/14 - testing the world's best selling electric car [Review]
http://www.redferret.net/?p=42084. The Nissan Leaf 2013/14 is the latest
model of the world's best selling electric car. The Leaf Tekna which we
used for a week, comes fully loaded with heated seats, heated steering
wheel, a solar panel on the rear wing and the typical features of most
modern EV cars.
We found it to be a pleasure to drive and surprisingly nimble for such a
spacious vehicle. More details can be found at www.redferret.net.
Nissan Leaf vs. Mitsubishi i-MiEV endurance race
Circuit Park Zandvoort. These cars followed each other around on the track.
Not competing for best time or max range, but simply to drive until they
couldn't go any further. The Leaf's range is rated at a max of 160
kilometers. The I-MiEV goes up to 130 kilometers. The New Motion team sets
out to see how far these two cars can go on a full charge when driving
around on a racetrack.
Nissan LEAF "Refuel" 2012 Race at Laguna Seca 12:19pm Heat
July 1, 2012 "Refuel" all electric car event at Laguna Seca Raceway,
Monterey California. The BC2BC car (Mexico to Canada electric car) is
piloted by Tony Williams at the noon hour run. Fastest lap time was 2:14,
and the fastest LEAF time was 2:02. Fastest electric car is a Tesla
Roadster last year at 1:50.
Owners Review 2013 Nissan Leaf SV
Winter update on range and performance video here
My review of my 2013 Nissan Leaf
How to disconnect the VSP module for back up warning tone
How many miles can I go in my Nissan Leaf on one charge?
How many miles can I go in my Nissan Leaf on one charge?
The biggest problem facing Leaf owners is the range anxiety created by the
constantly changing reading on the driving range display on the instrument
panel. The idea of the range display is to give you an idea of how many
miles you have left on your vehicle. The problem being that so many things
that you do while driving whether it be your speed, how quickly you
accelerate, or what route you chose all have a big impact on your range.
In a gasoline vehicle poor driving habits or "city mpg verses highway
mpg" can mean the difference between getting 34 miles per gallon (hwy) or
26 miles per gallon(city) that is 340 miles verses 290 miles a difference
of 50 miles or 15%. In an electric car it can be as big a difference of
getting 100 miles range per charge or 50 a 50% loss in range ( all
dependant on how much regeneration you use ).
Many of the first electric car pioneers that decided they weren't going to
wait for someone else to do it and make their own electric cars didn't
have regeneration in their cars and therefore found it very easy to
calculate range based on the battery gauge or meter ( much like you use
the fuel gauge on a car to figure at a glance about how much range you have
I recommend you do and not put that much faith or pay that much attention
to what the driving range display says on your leaf and calculate your
range based on the closest thing you have to a "constant" and that is the
battery available charge gauge.
Also if you calculate your range based on what you believe to be the worst
range possible, or to put it simply "no regeneration" your nerves will be
more likely to be intact at the end of the day , and when people use the
term range anxiety you can say "huh?".
Nissan dealers factor regeneration into the 100 mile range they quote and
use terms like "under ideal conditions" you can expect a range of up to
Bills rule of thumb says a 100 mile range car is a 50 mile range car, and a
40 mile range car is actually a 20 mile range car until proven otherwise.
If you do 90% of your driving on the freeway, drive at high speeds, run
your air conditioner constantly 50 miles range is not unreasonable, in
fact it may be a bit optimistic and closer to 40 like some people in
Arizona have reported getting.
People who don't drive on freeways at all, do a lot of stopping and going,
and rarely use their air conditioners, and accelerate gradually get far
better range . Also if you drive the same route everyday figuring your
range is much easier.
Figuring how much range you get per charge is simple mathematics based on
how many miles you drive.
At 80% charge there is 10 out of 12 bars showing on your car when you
leave. you drive a route of 22 miles total and now you have 6 bars showing.
You have used 4 bars. 22 divided by 4 is 5.5 miles per bar. 10 times 5.5 is
55 the amount of range you are getting based on that trip you took is
roughly 55 miles per charge. If you drive the same route under the same
conditions every day you are averaging 55 miles per charge daily.
Here is a test you can do to determine the worst mileage you can get with
your car and dividing that into the amount of bars showing to make it
easyier to figure out if you have enough miles to make it to where you want
to go. The reason being to give peace of mind to people .
In normal drive mode ( not eco mode ) You will be taking a test drive of
20 to 30 miles round trip and the idea is to use the most amount of power
you can ( little to no regeneration, high speed, all lights on, radio on,
interior light on and air conditioner blasting away at full power) and try
and make a route with as much freeway driving as possible . Drive 10 to 15
miles out and back ( 20 to 30 miles total ). Just like before divide the
miles into the amount of miles driven to get the average miles
per charge. For example if you go 20 miles and use up 4 bars you divide 20
by 4 to get 5 x 10 would be 50 miles roughly per charge , Or you go 30
miles and use 7 bars ( 30 divided by 7 is about 4.2 x 10 is about 42 miles
per charge at 80% charge or x12 for 100% charge which is 50 ).
Nissan Leaf Road Trip - Range - Guess-O-Meter Test
This is a video of how the Nissan Leaf guess-o-meter (GOM) performs over 60
miles of variable speeds up to 75 mph. If you don't want to watch the
entire video you can fast forward. The video starts out in the morning. I
show much of my trip into work (especially the high speed sections
including quite a long stretch at 73-75 mph). At about 25 minutes into
the video I arrive at work. At about 25:37 I go out to lunch (just a few
miles). Thereafter, I show parts of my trip home. Video is of a 2013
Nissan Leaf SV. To me, it seems the guessometer is an average of what you
would get IF your drove about 50% highway and 50% around town. Around town
with ECO and B mode, I get 2-6 road miles for ever GOM mile. Often the GOM
will actually add miles when driving around town in areas where you need to
take your foot off the accelerator occasionally. On the highway (60-75
mph), I get about .4 to .90 road miles for every GOM mile. Once your speed
is steady on the highway, performance greatly improves. After becoming
more skilled with using the B mode, smoother acceleration, etc. one could
expect to obtain a tad better performance than what is shown in the video.
I admit I'm not very good at either yet. The steadier you drive, the
further you get. Therefore, you may want to use cruise control on long
stretches. The 2013 leaf accepts a 6.6 charge. I believe the 2013 is the
first year with the higher capacity chargers. I have noted that the
chargers at my local Nissan dealer seem to be capable of charging at 6.6
but their breakers/wiring is not. I tried to go ahead and charge while my
car was having something minor looked at and all their breakers blew. The
car is extremely sturdy, quiet (compared to my last car - a Prius C) and
very attractive. Right now, a federal tax credit of 7,500 is offered.
Some counties in Texas also offer a 3,500 rebate (not mine). In Texas
rebates on charging equipment may be available. If you drive a lot like I
do, the gas savings could be substantial. We are on a personal quest to
lower our monthly bills. We have arranged to charge up for free. We
switched to an electric plan that offers free nights (since they have
unused wind power which they have to just dump at night). The day rate is
higher but, we aren't home much in the day. We just leave the ac on a
little bit. We have put everything else on timers to come on only between
10 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. This include the dishwasher, water heater, laptop and
phone charging, etc. My better half is a night owl so he starts and
washer and switches them to the dryer, etc. Our other car is a volt, so we
have timed one car to start charging at 10 p.m. and the other to charge at
2 a.m. If you are a two car household and decide to go electric, you may
want to keep one car a hybrid for trips. My better half has been able to
get up to about 46 miles on electric on his 2011 Volt (he is very good at
hypermiling), then it switches to gas at about 37 mpg. Therefore, most
days, he does not need any gas, and we have a car available to take off on
further excursions. I hope this video is helpful. I really love the leaf
Nissan Leaf Electric Car Review 70+mph Range Test (No Cuts)
My Dad took his Nissan Leaf to work and recorded the car's battery + range
performance at speeds 70+ MPG.
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Let me know what type of leaf tests you'd like to see.
2012 Chevy Volt versus Nissan Leaf Mash-up Drag Race
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 plug-in Chevrolet Volt and the new all
electric Nissan Leaf are not what most people would consider performance
cars. In fact they are designed to get people from point A to point B using
the least amount of energy and burning the least amount of oil. If you
think about it...in some ways they are the ultimate economy cars but that
doesn't mean they can't be fun to drive. To determine which of these two
new revolutionary cars is the better performance machine we put them to the
test the good old fashioned way: with an electric car drag race. So which
one is faster? Watch the video to
A Day in the Life of an Electric Car
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) In the very near future will we all be driving
electric cars? That's a question that only 10 years ago seemed like a
dream, but today with all electric cars like the 2012 Nissan Leaf, it
doesn't seem so far fetched. Of course unlike, gasoline powered cars,
electric cars can't be filled up at your local gas station in a few
minutes. Once they run our of juice...you are well and truly stuck. This is
called range anxiety and it can be all too real. We decide to find out just
how real by spending a day in the life of the all new Nissan Leaf.
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In the latest episode of our Heroes Humbled? series, we pit the Datsun 240Z
against the innovative Nissan Leaf.