Nissan ARIYA 2022 electric car owner review

Nissan ARIYA 2022 electric car owner review

Mickle Martin drives a Nissan ARIYA Evolve 87kWh 2022.

This is Mickle’s second electric car, he’s owned the Nissan ARIYA less than a year and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 320 miles from a full charge.


Why did you choose the Nissan ARIYA?

Very pleased with my previous Nissan LEAF, so good experience with Nissan. Battery size/range was what we wanted, few alternatives. Liked the look and feel of the car. Dealer was able to source the car very quickly.


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

  • High spec features such as head up display, sunroof & ProPilot
  • looks great
  • lovely to drive.


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

It’s a bit buggy, as other owners have commented. Some niggling things need sorting next time it goes into dealer. Possibly true of all new EVs and new cars in general.


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

Yes, the steering assist feature occasionally stops working with an error message. Other owners have experienced similar and it’s usually rectified with a replacement steering wheel. Also, pre-warming the car by activating climate control (heating) from the Nissan app, whilst car locked and alarmed, causes the alarm to go off. Again, it seems other ARIYA owners have experienced the same. Not clear what the resolution is.


What are the standout technological features of the car?

ProPilot, head up display and intelligent rear view mirror. There may be others, still getting used to it.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car

The storage space is clever, flat platform for normal use, converting to larger space when needed. The intelligent rear view mirror is very useful when you get used to it. And the 360 degree camera view is very helpful when parking.


What electric car(s) are you interested in next and why?

Intend sticking with this for some years to come.


Home charging unit – outline both positive & negative elements

myenergi zappi charger – it enables us to maximise eco charging from our solar panels. Highly recommend for anyone with solar PV installed. Very pleased with the zappi, great app as well.


Electricity supplier & tariff – outline both positive & negative elements

Octopus Go – cheap overnight rate for 4 hours is very useful for charging the car and running other devices such as the dishwasher.


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

InstaVolt are the gold standard for public charging, though the price is top end. Faultless operation, contactless card is all that’s needed. Electric Highway also very good. Some of the older chargers are pathetically bad, unusable in many cases. EVolt are a case in point, for some of their chargers in Scotland.


Insurer – outline both positive & negative elements 

LV= – though no experience of their service yet.


Please itemise where you’re saving money (or not) owning & running a Nissan ARIYA

Before the huge hike in electricity prices, the savings were big, particularly considering that we were charging on ‘free’ solar for much of the time and some public chargers were free. More of a levelling out now I suspect.


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