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Weird glitch with LEAF while driving – No fault found

I was driving home recently with the family from Texas Roadhouse when the LEAF made a beeping noise and I noticed warning lamps on the dash. One warning lamp was the EV System Warning Lamp. In addition to the warning … Continue reading

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Not glad to see this Tesla Model 3 blocking a charging space.

In Tennessee a Tesla Model 3 is still quite a rare sight, I’ve only seen three in the wild in the last year. You’d think I’d be glad to see another today. Not so much, the Model 3 owner thinks … Continue reading

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Tesla’s route planner “gas savings” strongly biased towards Model S and X vehicles.

A few months ago Tesla released a route planner to assist prospective owners determine which vehicle would best meet their needs. Having played around with the planner using various vehicle types it seemed the Model S and X vehicles have … Continue reading

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New Battery – 18 Month Check – Weak Cell?

It’s been 18 months and 22,000 miles since I had the main traction battery replaced in my LEAF. By and large it is fairing well. At 15 months old the battery was showing early signs of degradation. Battery has increased … Continue reading

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Trio of new Plug In Hybrids spotted in the wild, BMW X5, Honda Clarity and Mitsubishi Outlander.

It always interesting to spot a car for the first time in the wild. Did St. Patrick’s day come early as I found three PHEV’s in the clover today all plugged in and charging? Here are some images of the … Continue reading

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After one year, how my new battery is wearing

The original battery in my 2011 LEAF was worn enough to be replaced at 88,000 miles and I did end up replacing it at 99,000 miles. That was towards the end of 2016, 15 months later I checked to see … Continue reading

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First “Breakdown” at 111,000 miles

The day before a two week vacation I went out to the garage to go to work and the LEAF failed to start up. It turned on but stalled half way through its start up sequence. After several attempts to … Continue reading

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