Nissan LEAF Acenta 30kWh 2017, Trevor – EV Owner Review

Nissan LEAF Acenta 30kWh 2017, Trevor - EV Owner Review

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What is the make and model of your EV?

Nissan LEAF Acenta 30kWh


What year was your EV registered?


How long have you owned your EV?
0 – 1 year


What is the mileage on your EV?
20,000 – 30,000 miles


How many EVs have you owned?
This is my 3rd


What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?


Nissan LEAF Acenta 30kWh 2017, Trevor - EV Owner Review


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Why did you choose this car?
Price – this was a bargain. It had 18k miles and has the 6.6kW charger too.


Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.

  • Cheap to run
  • Basic, not too many gadgets
  • Reliability.


Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.

  • The Guessometer is a bit erratic, lol!
  • The cars range is greatly affected by wind and rain and surface water
  • The batteries aren’t the best.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Had an occasional squeak when moving off when I first bought the car but it’s gone now. Nissan couldn’t find it either. Think it was corrosion on a disc.


What are the standout tech features of the car

  • It’s basic but I do like the fact it’s keyless
  • Folding mirrors
  • Easy to use dash display
  • Great Bluetooth connection
  • Reversing camera.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
Take it out of ECO setting and it’ll beat most ‘chavved’ up Fiesta STs off the lights, lol!


Rate your EV out of 5.


Nissan LEAF Acenta 30kWh 2017, Trevor - EV Owner Review


What car are you interested in next and why?
I loved my old 28kW IONIQ. It was so efficient and would love to go back to one again. Same 28kw model though. Amazing batteries.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Rolec and yes most definitely. Never failed me in almost 3 yrs.


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What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go – just had to be 5p a kWh overnight for 4 hours. Costs me less than £1 to put 130/140 miles on my car. Bargain!


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What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Instavolt – although not cheap are the best. Simplicity itself to use and rectify faulty units in a day or two. My pet hate is GeniePoint whom you have to still use an app for and take ages to repair faulty units.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  1. Instavolt
  2. Gridserve
  3. Shell.


Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Direct Line – I work for Amazon and they accept Amazon’s top-up insurance. Also very good in claim handling.


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Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an EV compared to a petrol/diesel car.


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