OwnerBrian Krull
Owner's Other EV1971 General Electric Elec-trak
LocationCrete, Nebraska United States map
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Vehicle2012 Nissan Leaf SL
Motor Nissan? 3-Phase AC
80kw motor, 107hp and 210lb/ft of torque.
Controller Nissan?
Made by Nissan I assume. Does regen quite well.
Batteries192 Nissan?, 2.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Mounted securely in the floorboard.
System Voltage400 Volts
Charger Nissan?
3.3kw on board charger
HeaterHas heat and A/C both!
DC/DC Converter It has a DC/DC converter.
Also still has a 12 volt wet cell for the regular car systems, which can be charged by a solar panel in the spoiler.
Instrumentationdumbed down amp meter, battery temp, state of charge, outside temp.
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
Range85 Miles (136 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile35 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:210 Miles (337 Kilometers)
    As of 10/9/2012
Seating Capacity5 adults plus cargo
Conversion TimeWell, it took almost 3.5 hours to make it through all the paperwork to do the lease.
Conversion CostMSRP is $38,500 but we ended up getting it down to around $25,000 after rebates and incentives. Then we did a 39 month lease, for $355 a month, including taxes, other fees, and $1500 to buy a level 2 charging station.
We love our Leaf so far. I lost track of how many trips I counted that we could have used it for before we bought it.

I suppose it looks out of place in my driveway next to my Ford Excursion, but the Excursion is a diesel, and I run it on Biodiesel, and I have to have something for long trips. Nebraska has basically no public charging stations yet.

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