InteriorSalineChargingMy garage
OwnerPaul Pancella
Owner's Other EV1992 Honda Civic
LocationKalamazoo, Michigan US map
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Vehicle2013 Nissan LEAF SV
middle trim version of Nissan's mass-produced EV
Motor 3-Phase AC
80 kW synchronous AC motor
DrivetrainFWD
Batteries192, 3.75 Volt, Lithium-Ion
System Voltage370 Volts
Charger
6.6 kW level 2
No DC fast charging
Heaterhybrid heat pump
InstrumentationStandard digital meter cluster + LeafSpy app.
Top Speed95 MPH (152 KPH)
3 driving modes. We stick with "Eco" mode and are perfectly happy.
AccelerationExcellent
Range90 Miles (144 Kilometers)
Still testing, can exceed 90 miles in good
weather at city speeds.
Watt Hours/Mile200 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:10,000 Miles (16,090 Kilometers)
Current:16,500 Miles (26,548 Kilometers)
Total:6,500 Miles (10,458 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight3,291 Pounds (1,495 Kilograms)
TiresBridgestone Ecopia
Conversion Cost$13,500 purchase price in March 2016, all taxes and fees included.
Additional FeaturesHeated seats! Heated steering wheel!
Had a brake control module issue, barely within the factory warranty period. Otherwise extremely reliable so far.

At 16000 miles, the measured battery capacity is down to about 86% of the nominal value when brand new. That rate of degradation is a bit quicker than I expected.

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