Nissan LEAF 2018, Jim – EV Owner Review

Nissan LEAF 2018, Jim - EV Owner Review

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What is the make and model of your EV?
Nissan LEAF


What year was your EV registered?


How long have you owned your EV?
1 – 2 years


What is your estimated annual mileage?
10,000 – 15,000


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


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Why did you choose this car?
Right price, right time. Got it used.


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

  • Great ride
  • nippy acceleration
  • quiet.


Nissan LEAF 2018, Jim - EV Owner Review


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

  • CHAdeMO port, this is the car’s Achilles heel, its the betamax to CCS’s VHS
  • Awful infotainment system, still uses a card for maps so not updated
  • Terrible pedestrian warning sound.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?


What are the standout tech features of the car?
The e-Pedal is Nissan’s big breakthrough, best one pedal driving of any EV I have driven. The Pro Pilot is good too, very handy on the motorway.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
It’s really annoying but with something plugged into the USB or 12v socket the wing mirrors don’t unfold correctly on start up. They do with the button though. The ‘above car’ reversing camera is fantastic.


Rate your EV out of 5.


What car are you interested in next and why?
Have ordered an ID.3. Range and toys on the tour were the reason.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
zappi – it’s the only sane choice if you have solar.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go – 4 hours cheap rate at night designed for EVs.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

  • Be.EV
  • Instavolt
  • Osprey.


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

  • Be.EV – reliability and price.


Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Elephant – always shop around when it’s time to renew insurance. Loyalty does not pay in this game.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


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


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