Category Archives: Electric Car

New Battery at 99,000 Miles

End of life for the old battery Even with workplace charging I only had 8 miles to spare on a full charge. Fall temperatures reduced the range from what I was getting in the summer. With a cold snap due … Continue reading

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HCA becomes leading EV friendly employer in Tennessee, second only to Nissan.

HCA is a major employer in Nashville, with the recent opening of a new downtown office building in Nashville called Capitol View, HCA now has 26 EV charging stations for the use of employees (14 at Capitol View and 12 … Continue reading

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JLong extension cord provides access to blocked charging units

I was low on charge when I arrived at the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt to attend an AITP meeting. I usually charge my car there during the monthly meetings. This month both Blink charging spaces were blocked by a construction dumpster. … Continue reading

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Rapid charging space blocked overnight by EV driver.

It’s bad enough when an EV charging space is blocked by an SUV, that’s inconsiderate at best. What’s worse? When an EV driver parks his/her EV in a rapid charging space and leaves it overnight. As you can see in … Continue reading

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Fifth Capacity Bar Lost at 96,500 Miles

Just 8,000 miles and five months after losing the fourth capacity bar my LEAF has lost its fifth capacity bar. The loss this time has occurred twice as fast and after half the miles as it did previously which does … Continue reading

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Nissan Electric Vehicle Initiative collapses in US

Six years ago Nissan were one of only three manufacturers that sold electric vehicles and the LEAF established itself as a leading EV the world over, especially in the USA where sales took off in 2013/14. Fast forward six years … Continue reading

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$6,000 to replace worn battery, Nissan say 100,000 miles for an electric vehicle is “phenomenal”.

For those of you following my LEAF blog you may recall I predicted that my LEAF would need a new battery within the year. Well that was a year ago and it needs a new battery, The fourth capacity bar … Continue reading

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