I drove a Nissan Leaf for a good while. Brilliant acceleration (no gears, just hit drive) and super quiet.I’m due a new car at the end of January and think I’ve finally got my head around getting an electric one ( will be through my company) any body have one and what are the pro’s and cons?
I drove a Nissan Leaf for a good while. Brilliant acceleration (no gears, just hit drive) and super quiet.
The main downside is the limited range (250km), and the wipers, sound system, AC, etc, all eat up battery power, meaning you get less than the quoted range.
The non-unified charging points can also be a pain - we had about 5 charging cards for different companies
The owner of the company I work for has a TeslaTheres a review on youtube which pitted 5 or 6 against each other. All of them finished with the driver sweating to find a charging station!
The owner of the company I work for has a Tesla
He drove from Glasgow to Birmingham with his charging points/coffee stops worked out, but at the final one all the charging points were out of order so he had to carry on his journey while ringing people to search for the nearest charging areas for him
As the battery life decreased the car then started shutting down to save energy. First the radio then air con, then his lights!
He eventually made it to the services on the m42 with about 4% battery life and brown skid marks in his underpants
Does it work?My missus is in a similar situation. Decided to go for a Passat estate that is a self charging hybrid, as a compromise and avoid the charging worries.
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