Paul Walton drives a Nissan LEAF Acenta 24kWh 2013 electric car.
This is Paul’s first electric car, he’s owned the LEAF for 5-6 years and drives between 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 40,000-50,000 miles and he achieves 70 miles range from a full charge.
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Why did you choose the Nissan LEAF?
I love technology so an EV was a natural choice.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- Smooth drive
- interior equipment
- the app.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- Range limit
- foot operated parking brake
- non-DAB Radio.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Nothing apart from new 12volt battery.
What are the standout tech features of your Nissan LEAF?
Love the dashboard information & the climate control.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this Nissan LEAF.
So much more enjoyable to drive than an ICE car.
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
zappi – internet connectivity built-in & PEN protection so no earth rod needed.
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 tariff – 4 hours of low cost energy over night. Nice people to deal with too.
Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.
What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
InstaVolt – always reliable.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
- bp pulse.
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
LV – EV policy.
Rate your insurance provider out of 5.
Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.