Monthly Archives: May 2012

Franklin quick charge a success

In May of 2012 Nissan installed a new quick charge station at their US headquarters in Franklin TN. I had need to be in Franklin so decided to take the LEAF for a 101 mile round trip from home to … Continue reading

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Joe the coal miner gets $150 more, Ahmed the terrorist gets $140 less.

A common criticism of Electric Vehicles is that most of the electric is generated by coal. Some see this as a big negative, however I welcome this statistic and here’s why. I’ve driven 10,713 miles since getting my LEAF. I … Continue reading

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Gallatin McDonald’s gets an EV charging station

Just like Hendersonville, Gallatin now has a McDonald’s that tends to the needs to EV owners in addition to Cracker Barrel. It’s the McDonald’s opposite Vol State Community College. The Blink charger has the latest firmware that requires both an … Continue reading

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Pheonix LEAF owners report battery degredation already

On the MyNissanLEAF.com owners forum two Pheonix, Arizona LEAF owners have reported losing 15% of their battery capacity after just over a year of ownership. The owners share the following. They both live in the Pheonix area and they both … Continue reading

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Charge time from empty – 3 3/4 hours

It is often quoted by the press and Nissan themselves that a Nissan LEAF can take up to 7 hours to charge from empty using a 240v power source. As I’ve used the vehicle I have come to the conclusion … Continue reading

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Test drive – Mitsubishi i-Miev

I found out via Plugshare that our local Mitsubishi dealer has installed a EV charging station. I dropped by to see if they’d let me use it and talk to them about the upcoming Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. I arrived before … Continue reading

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