Nissan LEAF Q&A
WHAT IS THE DAILY ROUTINE WITH YOUR NISSAN LEAF?
THOUGHT I'D SHOW YOU WHAT MY MORNING ROUTINE IS LIKE.
DAILY ROUTINE IS SUPER EASY.
Just drive to work. I charge up every few days. Now when we need to go across town I do need to check the distance and make sure we have enough charge, or that we can charge while we are out.
I TAKE IT TO SCHOOL AND BACK - THAT'S A 44 MILE ROUND TRIP,
I drop my Mother off at her business which is a 30 mile round trip. Then, I go to hang out with friends whenever I can. So basically I use my LEAF for everything.
MY DAILY ROUTINE IS EXTREMELY VARIED.
I do home visits for clients in the county I work in and no two days are the same. Some days I drive 25 miles, and other days I can drive 80 miles. I am able to create my own schedule, and I usually schedule an hour or two between home visits. This way, I can find a charging station, top off, complete paperwork, and then drive to the next visit.
DRIVE TO WORK, PLUG IT IN, DRIVE HOME.
Totally worry-free. Weekends I have to do a little more planning ahead since we don't have a charging station at home.
EV Term Level 1 charging, or trickle charging, is possible by plugging your EV into any regular 110 or 120 volt outlet. It’s not the fastest way to charge, but it is certainly the most available.
WE USE THE CHARGE TIMER TO CHARGE IN THE MORNINGS.
If we anticipate a lot of driving in the evening we turn off the charge timer when we plug-in when we get home from work, which usually has it topped off by dinner.
LOCAL SHOPPING AS NEEDED,
and trips to the regional airfield on the weekends for flying events. It just enables me to go where I want to go!
DRIVE TO WORK, DRIVE HOME, DRIVE AROUND WHEREVER.
I might need to for errands, plug-in car, leave overnight, repeat.
MY WIFE TAKES IT FROM HOME, TO DROP OFF OUR DAUGHTER,
to school, to work, and then back home. She does about 30 miles a day, and goes 2-3 days between charging
I drive 35 miles each way to and from work. A lot of that is highway and I move around 70-75 for most of the morning. My consumption averages 7 bars in good traffic with the AC (winter in traffic I can do it on 5 bars). I trickle-charge at work and usually get to 10-11 bars during the work day, even with going out for lunch. I stop at the gym on the way home, so that commute's a little longer. Due to the fact that that is ALL freeway, that takes...about 9-10 bars to get home.
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EV Term A charger that uses a common 220 or 240 volt household current to charge your LEAF® in about 8 hours. [*]
WE USE THE LEAF TO RUN KIDS TO PRACTICE, GAMES, OR DO GROCERY SHOPPING.
I charge every day. I commute 52 miles round trip to work. I will usually plug in when I get home for an hour or two just in case I need to run some errands.
ME AND MY WIFE BOTH TAKE DRIVES JUST FOR FUN TO SEE THE LOCAL AREA
and patronize our region's businesses. It's fun to take family trips again! We drove for fun when I was a kid and gas was 79 cents a gallon.
MY HUSBAND AND I HOP IN THE CAR TO HEAD TO WORK.
I drop him off, then drive 2 miles down the road to my job. I get off work, then go charge at a DC quick charger while I grocery shop, then pick my husband up when he gets off an hour later. Trickle charge at home to top off. This is the norm. Some days when we don't get to quick charge after work, we stop for a quick charge on the way to work the next day. Sometimes just 15 minutes on the DC quick charge is all we need. We use that time to catch up on email or news on our phones.
Direct Current Quick Charger
EV Term Direct Current Quick Chargers (DCQC) are capable of charging a vehicle to 80% within 30 minutes.
MONDAY TO FRIDAY I DRIVE THE 12 MILE ROUND TRIP TO WORK
and any errands that might come up during lunch or after work. Saturday and Sunday, the LEAF charges and "chills" out in our driveway ready for any adventure.
I, LIKE MOST WORKING STIFFS THAT DRIVE TO WORK,
drive about 40 miles per day. The LEAF is perfect for this and has been great. I love that I can charge at work and have extra to run errands also.