What is your name?
What is the make and model of your EV?
Nissan LEAF 30kWh
How old is your EV?
5-6 years old
How long have you owned your EV?
Under 1 year
What is the mileage on your EV?
1,000 – 5,000 miles
How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first
What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
Why did you choose this car?
Range and price.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car?
- It’s really smooth to drive
- It doesn’t pollute
- It’s very cheap to run.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car?
- The range is limiting
- The in-car entertainment system is primitive by modern standards
- It’s difficult to warm in winter weather without adversely affecting range.
Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
The acceleration for overtaking is surprisingly agile.
Stick or twist? If it’s twist, what are you considering and why?
I’ll give it another year for prices to come down a bit for a longer range EV and then I’ll swap.
What home charging unit do you use and would you recommend it to others?
I can’t charge at home as I live in a flat.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use and would you recommend it to others?
British Gas Evolve – No, I wouldn’t recommend them.
What public charging networks do you use and would you recommend them to others?
I’ve only ever use Charge Place Scotland chargers and had a mostly positive experience.
Who do you insure your EV with and would you recommend them to others?
Hastings currently but I’ll be changing at the end of the month.