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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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Nissan agree to refund $1,000 of my recent repair bill !!

A few weeks ago my LEAF’s onboard charger failed and I was left with a $2,581 repair bill. This is just 8 months after replacing the battery. I decided to call Nissan Consumer Affairs and ask for out of warranty … Continue reading

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Tesla Roadster spotted in Nashville

With only 2,450 Roadsters sold worldwide, it is very rare to see one in person. Anywhere. Never mind Nashville. It’s thought only 1,500 Roadsters were sold in the US. This is a collectors car for sure. The car is tiny … Continue reading

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Another expensive out-of-warranty repair

One morning recently when I unplugged and started my vehicle I saw a warning lamp on the dashboard. I had seen this lamp once several years before after charging at a faulty public charging station. I wasn’t too concerned, the … Continue reading

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