Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Nissan Leaf long-term review: One year of electric feels

Main Nissan Leaf long-term review: One year of electric feels

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    12 months and thousands of miles prove that EV life can be easier and more fun than you might think. We wrap up our long-term test of the all-electric Nissan …

    B A

    I'm not sure if a single year is a good measurement of long term reliability. I'd imagine most cars should be able to run for a year with no problems if they're brand new, or is this not the case?

    B Blackwell

    Does he talk like that naturally?

    Beast Boรฌ

    Waiting on Nissans SUV version of an EV. Iโ€™m tire between the Leaf & i3


    At 0:50 that's a pretty bad way to merge onto highway.

    Dave Taylor

    As long as you stay in the city, these are great

    Ivan Vojt

    Ummmm Leaf Spy results?


    For drivers who actually use our great interstate highway system – the limited range on that Leaf would have them in a state of near constant range anxiety. That's a city/metro car.

    Blake Swan

    That 400k number you are citing include nearly 300k in fleet sales so yeah, not in anyone's driveway. Nice try though on your agenda push

    Keye T

    who tf is this guy!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒ๏ธ

    Leaf Babe

    Good review, had my Leaf for 15 months now and traveled over 25,000 miles. Only issue was a creaking wing mirror which got replace under warranty at the 18,000 mile service. Not sure why non-Leafers keep on about the battery, only Nissan gives you a way to monitor the battery, every other manufacturer (apart from perhaps Renault) relies on the estimated range display to interpolate how well the battery is doing. On that basis the estimated range when fully charged is about the same as when the car was new, so the battery is 100% healthy !


    Nissan fucked up their two latest leaf's, had a 2015 leaf and was expecting better from them. Now own a Kona instead.

    Trevor Kemp

    It's funny that a channel like this waited until a 40 kW or 150 mile EV was available to do a more in depth longer term review like a one year review but it's nice that they did and when it comes to the batteries on these cars it was only the very 1st original Nissan leafs with 24 kW packs that weren't called the lizard pack that really had major issues with battery degradation with the exception of people who live and exceptionally hot climates somebody who lives in a more moderate or temperate climate generally does not complain about a large amount of battery degradation some people has 70000 plus miles on these cars and have seen only a very slight battery degradation meaning in their daily driving habits they have seen their usable range go down from A 100 miles of usable range to about 9798 summer even still seeing 99 miles of usable range after putting around 70000 miles on their Nissan Leaf so especially people who live in colder climates because the cold actually does not cause these batteries to dager date it helps to preserve them so people who live in colder climates yes will they don't have the range for Winter driving they also during the Winter months don't notice it hurting their car is far is battery degradation as well as nissan has put enough of a barrier on the top and of the car that you cannot reach that charging to a 100% all the time and this car is not supposed to cause any major battery degradation it is supposed to cause a little bit of battery degradation but they say it's only supposed to cause about 2% battery degradation charging the vehicles to a 100% regularly all the time and that is over a 70000 mile. For 82% battery degradation because of charging the vehicle to a 100% and nissan recommends that you only run the car down to about 5% on occasion down to 1% if you find yourself in this situation or you need to get the extra mileage out of the battery or where you forgot to plug in to put some charge in the battery earlier when you meant to play again In fact when it comes to the 30 kW and bigger battery packs on the Nissan Leaf so that itself is a different chemistry that can stand up to higher temperatures and more life cycles itself as well as the fact that it adds that extra range to your vehicle if you were living with a 24 kW Nissan Leaf and that met your daily needs then a 30 Kilowatt leaf will definitely meet your daily driving needs cause those batteries need even higher temperatures to cross them to degrade from heating then the 24 kW packs even if it is a lizard pack 24 kill at Nissan Leaf And one thing that most people do not realize is you will be putting this car in at home to charge it and plugging it in for a long number of hours will put range back into the battery I run into people who are like that takes too long to charge and I tell them so you don't sleep then because you just plug it in at night at home when you're sleeping and it charges up.

    Juan Bolanos

    No review on battery life. Any difference in range after one year. Any issues with the car in one year ? Nothing more than an unboxing video ……

    Need to put more into your videos

    kai zen

    Still dislike the air-cooled battery pack, which no one refuses to mention. Coupled with Nissan's history of reluctance to honor battery pack warentees, (see people of CA/AZ vs Nissan), THEN NO THANK YOU!! Even Chevy uses liquid cooled battery packs.


    Couldn't not notice the Czech license plate above your door! Are you Czech? By the way, I'm not sure about these "long term reviews" who buys a car for one year? Do a five year one…

    Javier R

    I wonder how the battery degradation is on the new leafs compared to the older models

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