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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-08-2018, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Cars.com Reviews the Leaf

Another review for the Leaf, that doesn't make any mention of the cooling system that Nissan went with, or any issues related to quick charging. And am I the only one who thinks that $11 for 70 miles of range is expensive? Surely you can get more bang for your buck with a hybrid or fuel efficient ICE. He did note some shortcomings including a poor driving position and uncomfortable rear seating.
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See that's the problem with buying electric cars these days, people think they will be saving money but that's actually not the case. Once someone looks at the math they'll realize other reasons are required to own an EV currently, such as reducing their own carbon foot print over the span of many years or wanting to be an early adopter.
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You definitely don't buy an electric to save money from the get go. In fact its likely that you wont begin to see any savings until years after the initial purchase. You'd have to go all in for a home charging station if you really wanted to maximize savings early on. $3 of gasoline gets you 30 miles and hybrids get 60.
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You definitely don't buy an electric to save money from the get go. In fact its likely that you wont begin to see any savings until years after the initial purchase. You'd have to go all in for a home charging station if you really wanted to maximize savings early on. $3 of gasoline gets you 30 miles and hybrids get 60.
I bet its reasons like this that will get people to convert to off the grid systems for their home, that way they might just be able to make returns on the purchase of all one time payment electric stuff like the in home system, an EV, and so on.
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I mean the downside to home charging is really long wait times, but I suppose that could be done overnight when electricity is cheapest. If you try to charge the Leaf home with a traditional outlet its about 35 hours...And it looks like the battery wasn't designed to be quick charged beyond 80% capacity. Seems like a design flaw to me.
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