2011 Nissan Leaf Long-Term Road Test


2011 Nissan Leaf: Average Use Patterns

May 05, 2011

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Are you the owner of one of the 1,044 Leaf hatchbacks that have found a home in the US since the car's launch in December 2010? If so, maybe you're wondering what your fellow Leaf owners are like, and how they interact with the car. Nissan has a few answers.

Via Carwings, the spyware telematics system that's standard on all Leaf models, Nissan has compiled aggregate data regarding the use patterns of the first Leaf owners. Here's the dirt:

-The average trip length of these early adopters is 7 miles
-Most charge on a Level 2, 220-volt charger at their homes
-The average charging time is 2 hours and 11 minutes

Reports Nissan: "Leaf owners are a combination of conscientious environmentalists and tech-savvy individuals. They are highly educated, have excellent credit, and are in the nation's top 15 percent for household income."

Any Leaf owners out there? Do these stats jibe with your own experience?

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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