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  #1938940 15-Jan-2018 10:34
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PhantomNVD: Pinging @ruki for the dash upgrade.

Personally, as range is not a significant factor for your use, I’d say save the money and go for the Gen1 (as I did) and use the time to learn more about EV driving. I’d also really encourage you to trial a ‘longer’ distance trip like Whangarei or Taupo in your leaf sometime and see how much difference the Quick charge every 100km or so is. My young family (2 boys @6&9) actually found we pretty much stop every hour or so for roughly 10-20 mins anyway for toilet and ‘play’ breaks.

The one time we wished we could ‘just drive on’ was a late leaving time and some tired/sleeping kids on the way home from Whangarei. Every other time the $14 return cost definitely made the obligatory stops worthwhile for us.

 

Thanks man, it was actually one of your posts that I bookmarked about your car purchase details and useful range that has proven most useful. The Gen 1 X I'm looking at sounds very similar albeit with 80% SOH. The Gen 2 happens to have an aero kit and I think that is influencing more than it should be - can't let the boyracer in me go.


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  #1938944 15-Jan-2018 10:41
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Nimma:

PhantomNVD: Pinging @ruki for the dash upgrade.

Personally, as range is not a significant factor for your use, I’d say save the money and go for the Gen1 (as I did) and use the time to learn more about EV driving. I’d also really encourage you to trial a ‘longer’ distance trip like Whangarei or Taupo in your leaf sometime and see how much difference the Quick charge every 100km or so is. My young family (2 boys @6&9) actually found we pretty much stop every hour or so for roughly 10-20 mins anyway for toilet and ‘play’ breaks.

The one time we wished we could ‘just drive on’ was a late leaving time and some tired/sleeping kids on the way home from Whangarei. Every other time the $14 return cost definitely made the obligatory stops worthwhile for us.


Thanks man, it was actually one of your posts that I bookmarked about your car purchase details and useful range that has proven most useful. The Gen 1 X I'm looking at sounds very similar albeit with 80% SOH. The Gen 2 happens to have an aero kit and I think that is influencing more than it should be - can't let the boyracer in me go.



If you can afford the jump, I really love my gen 2 with bose sound. Mines a 30kw x 2016 with the bose and 360° parking cameras and it really makes parking so much easier.
The bose sub in the back ads fantastic depth to the sound





 
 
 
 


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  #1938949 15-Jan-2018 10:49
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@nimma as long as either is from reputable EV dealer, going Gen 1 (assuming you mean 2011-2012 model) seems reasonable.

 

 

 

PS - Stating Generation 1/2 is becoming ambiguous, with the 40kWh being labelled gen 2 by some and gen 3 by others. I think simpler to state the year and battery capacity.




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  #1941232 17-Jan-2018 00:46
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paulchinnz:

 

PS - Stating Generation 1/2 is becoming ambiguous, with the 40kWh being labelled gen 2 by some and gen 3 by others. I think simpler to state the year and battery capacity.

 



Agreed....especially as Nissan call the 2018 model  "LEAF v2.0"





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  #1941452 17-Jan-2018 12:16
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I wonder if Nissan will still call the 60kW version with bigger engine v2?

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  #1941463 17-Jan-2018 12:29
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afe66: I wonder if Nissan will still call the 60kW version with bigger engine v2?

 

Can't think why not, the 60Kwh will simply be an option you will be able to choose...


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  #1941628 17-Jan-2018 16:53
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hamish225:

 


. Mines a 30kw x 2016 with the bose and 360° parking cameras and it really makes parking so much easier.
The bose sub in the back ads fantastic depth to the sound

 

Thats not a sub, its an amplifier. :)


 
 
 
 


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  #1941631 17-Jan-2018 17:08
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happyfunball:

 

hamish225:

 


. Mines a 30kw x 2016 with the bose and 360° parking cameras and it really makes parking so much easier.
The bose sub in the back ads fantastic depth to the sound

 

Thats not a sub, its an amplifier. :)

 

 

I haven't been up close to one, as I have a LEAF S model, but I always thought it was a sub in the boot of the LEAF with the Bose upgrade.

 

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-leaf-drops-major-new-beats-with-bose-energy-efficient-series-sound-system


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  #1941666 17-Jan-2018 20:00
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lowlyworm:

 

happyfunball:

 

hamish225:

 


. Mines a 30kw x 2016 with the bose and 360° parking cameras and it really makes parking so much easier.
The bose sub in the back ads fantastic depth to the sound

 

Thats not a sub, its an amplifier. :)

 

 

I haven't been up close to one, as I have a LEAF S model, but I always thought it was a sub in the boot of the LEAF with the Bose upgrade.

 

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-leaf-drops-major-new-beats-with-bose-energy-efficient-series-sound-system

 

 

Mine is a 2016 X with the Bose system.  The dealer told me it was an amp, which it certainly looks like, but looking at that link of yours, its actually a woofer in a custom case.  So you're right I'm wrong :)


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  #1941677 17-Jan-2018 20:45
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happyfunball:

lowlyworm:


happyfunball:


hamish225:



. Mines a 30kw x 2016 with the bose and 360° parking cameras and it really makes parking so much easier.
The bose sub in the back ads fantastic depth to the sound


Thats not a sub, its an amplifier. :)



I haven't been up close to one, as I have a LEAF S model, but I always thought it was a sub in the boot of the LEAF with the Bose upgrade.


http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-leaf-drops-major-new-beats-with-bose-energy-efficient-series-sound-system



Mine is a 2016 X with the Bose system.  The dealer told me it was an amp, which it certainly looks like, but looking at that link of yours, its actually a woofer in a custom case.  So you're right I'm wrong :)



Don't be sad, you just got yourself a subwoofer.... Boom! Literally.

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  #1941916 18-Jan-2018 11:19
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For a rookie planning an out-of-town North Island road trip, is anyone here able to advise, please, which of electrolease.nz or PlugShare is the best help in finding your way to fast-charging stations not previously visited? Both would appear to offer supplementary help to what's on ChargeNet. I'd also like to know how often I'm likely to find a fast charger broken, in prolonged use or, maybe worst of all, its space occupied or blocked by a parked ICE vehicle. I hope my enquiry won't produce a spate of "horror stories" ! 


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  #1941979 18-Jan-2018 12:43
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Well, I just pulled the trigger on a 30X. 2015 model, 9,700km on the clock. The test drive was the first time I'd ever driven an electric car. I... am impressed.





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  #1942068 18-Jan-2018 16:08
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leaflearner:

For a rookie planning an out-of-town North Island road trip, is anyone here able to advise, please, which of electrolease.nz or PlugShare is the best help in finding your way to fast-charging stations not previously visited? Both would appear to offer supplementary help to what's on ChargeNet. I'd also like to know how often I'm likely to find a fast charger broken, in prolonged use or, maybe worst of all, its space occupied or blocked by a parked ICE vehicle. I hope my enquiry won't produce a spate of "horror stories" ! 



PlugShare has basically all the chargers in NZ on it and is regularly updated by users when the charger is faulty or broken. Te Kauwhata is the only charger (between Hamilton and Auckland) that I’ve found to be regularly queued for, so charging in Hamilton and then Pukekohe is advisable if your batteries can do the 80km of slow uphills.

We’ve done Hamilton to whangerei happily and I DEFINITELY suggest 80% charging at Jacques four square in Kaiwaka.
To get you aver the hold to whangerei.

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  #1944761 22-Jan-2018 13:39
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Hi all, just looking for a bit of feedback.

 

We have finally taken delivery of a 30kwh Leaf a couple of weeks back and my wife is looking to use it on Friday for a trip from Auckland to Taupo and back.  Given that the battery temperature increases with every rapid charge and we are in the summer months how may rapid charges can the battery sustain i.e. Drive-charge-Drive-charge before the temperature increases to a point where charging or driving of the vehicle becomes limited and we have to stop to let it cool?


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  #1944773 22-Jan-2018 13:55
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dirtbag:

 

Hi all, just looking for a bit of feedback.

 

We have finally taken delivery of a 30kwh Leaf a couple of weeks back and my wife is looking to use it on Friday for a trip from Auckland to Taupo and back.  Given that the battery temperature increases with every rapid charge and we are in the summer months how may rapid charges can the battery sustain i.e. Drive-charge-Drive-charge before the temperature increases to a point where charging or driving of the vehicle becomes limited and we have to stop to let it cool?

 

 

My Leaf went into the 'red' with 3 subsequent fast charges within 12 hours on a round trip between Whangarei and Auckland last week with stops.I had all temperature bars but one after the last charge to get me home. It was 26 degrees or something, so there was not much natural cooling that day. I bet that was not good for the battery, but I came home. No red lights on the dash or driving impairment. It was also the first time for me I had to fast charge three times in one day with temperatures above 25 degrees. Keen to hear other experiences and how best to deal with it.


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