Any Nissan Leaf owners? "on topic"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by djkre8r, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. djkre8r

    djkre8r Member

    I just had a friend lease a Nissan Leaf. After looking at the savings it looks like a good deal. My question is about charging it while at work. Did I read somewhere that GA Power was working with companies like UPS and others to install charging stations for employees who decide to go green? If so, this would save even more money. Charge it at work instead of at home! I commute about 25-30 miles round trip each day. At 85 miles per charge - I could save a lot on gas each year.
     
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I would seriously consider an electric car if we had charging stations at work.
     
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I know several UPSers and others that have bought the leaf.
    They like the car a lot and are experiencing considerable savings.
    They all charge at home except one lady who works at Ga Power and she charges at both places ... she's a bit paranoid.
    I have not heard of UPS actually installing the charge station although I have heard it discussed.
     
  4. djkre8r

    djkre8r Member

    Thank you Photog. My friend works near the local GA Power office and they have a charging station installed. He uses it often.
     
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  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    There's a shopping mall in my area that has charging stations, hopefully it's the start of a trend.
     
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The question is will the electric motor last a few hundred thousand miles like a regular Nissan motor? What is the long term cost to own these vehicles?
     
  7. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    It would have to be a second car, if you go out of town, have to find charging stations along the way.
    As well, it advised NOT to use the quick zap charging stations too much as they could damage the batteries.
    Unless the newer batteries are not affected.
    What kind of range do these folks get in the dead of Winter?
    I have heard that really reduces the range.
     
  8. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    On Hybrid cars, battery packs are around 3-6 g's.
    Not sure how much for the electric cars.
     
  9. djkre8r

    djkre8r Member

    He claims he shouldn't see a change. Said instead of running the heater that he read where you turn on all the seat heaters and the steering wheel heater and it would warm the whole car. Those systems work off the "regular" battery. The ones coming in a couple years will get about 160 miles per charge. That's what the Tesla currently gets.
    This would be my 2nd vehicle. I can't see getting rid of my small truck.
     
  10. djkre8r

    djkre8r Member

    That's why I think a lease would be best.
     
  11. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Apparently anyone. I snuck in. I don't plan on replacing my Gas guzzling Sierra anytime soon.
     
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  12. I simply posted that you could grieve it twice and for some reason it keeps getting removed. That's how you get most things put in contracts down the line.
     
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    The Original poster asked the Mods to delete any posts not on subject.
    Not common but not unusual either.
     
  14. Very strange.
    Isnt that what the derail button is for?

    135 posts in 5 years?

    Very strange.

    Guess he doesnt show up,on the board reader?

    Extreme censorship?....no more free speech?

    Just curious? or just being an....?
     
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  15. FAVREFAN

    FAVREFAN Member

    The Tesla Model S gets 265 miles per charge. The new p85D gets 275. Test driving a Tesla Model S this Friday.
     
  16. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    No. Not strange.

    Not everyone appreciates it when their thread gets derailed. It chases off newbies and annoys people trying to actually discuss a topic.

    The derail button is a gesture like a smile or a nod of the head. It does nothing to keep a thread on topic.

    I think it's fair to respect the intention of the member that started a thread. If they add "seriously" or "on topic" to their thread title then we ought to respect that. If they contact the mods asking for off topic posts to be deleted then the mods can help them out. To me that's not "extreme censorship" or "no more free speech."

    This has been discussed here before:

    Sorry to derail this thread again.
     
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  17. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    There's a free tesla charging station a couple of miles from our house. Under an hour and your car is charged for free. The S has an 8 year unlimited mile warranty on the battery. That sounds pretty good to me. I'm hoping it only takes another year or 2 for them to release their more affordable model.
     
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I've observed you usually get it right in the end! :devil3:
     
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  19. Thanks for explaining that to me on the open forum. My post both times was meant in a serious manner. Sometimes I like to goof around in threads but was seriously giving an alternative. I've had the opertunity to see some things settled from parts all over the country and was just offering an alternative. I appreciate that you explained it instead of just leaving me to wonder why. Thank you Hoak
     
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    My brother bought one last year. Amazing, flat power curve. Considering a decked out Suburban will easily hit $70000, the Tesla is a steal.
     
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