2011 Nissan Leaf: How To Get To Fontana
April 11, 2011
Our 2011 Nissan Leaf is headed to our test track at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Technically, it can make the drive from Santa Monica to Fontucky on a full charge, but the distance is such that it would arrive with precious little juice left for testing.
Since our standard procedure is to test all cars with a full gas tank and/or a full battery, the journey has become a two-vehicle, two-step process. Step One consists of the Leaf spending the night at my house getting juiced up. Step Two involves our 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and a U-haul trailer, both of which stand ready and waiting nearby to drag the Leaf and its fully charged battery out to the track tomorrow morning.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing at 1,741 miles