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Experience after 2 months
By ph_ on
2011 Nissan Leaf SV 4dr Hatchback (3-phase, 4-pole electric DD)
Ok, I've had a leaf for about 2 months now.
Admittedly, I also have a gas car, which I use when I need to go out of town.
That said, the Leaf is the primary vehicle being driven about twice the miles as the gas car.
Overall, Nissan did an excellent job.
I could complain about a number of things but I'll focus on the essentials instead.
1. Plugging in at night is no problem.
It takes about 15 seconds - and another 15 in the morning.
2. Acceleration is great.
The specs are above.
But, from observing the Leaf's kilowatt meter, it appears Nissan restricted the acceleartion (probably for safety).
Instead of immediately pegging at 80kw (the top of the meter), it... (see forum)