Focus Magazine Reviews Nissan LEAF



Also, here is a Nissan LEAF Nismo…None for America, but possibly available for the UK.

Here is a Nissan LEAF Nismo…Yes, we badly want one.

“This year, the Formula E championships will see battery-powered cars tear their way around some of the world’s biggest cities. With the series well under way, Focus decided to see what the current crop of electric cars can do for day-to-day motorists. Next up: the Nissan Leaf.”

States the video description.

Focus Magazine gives us a review of the Nissan LEAF in this first episode (to be followed by several more pertaining only to EVs).

The LEAF’s available features are explained rather well in this video and it’s particularly interesting to see how other regions are adapting to EV technology. If you reside in the United Kingdom, what one feature would you want added to the LEAF?

As mentioned in the video, the LEAF might not be the most practical road-trip car, but for day-to-day use, it’s hard to go wrong with the LEAF.

Check out the video and then tell us what you like and don’t like about the LEAF in the comments section below.

Nissan LEAF's rear cargo area & space.

Nissan LEAF’s rear cargo area & space.

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The logo looks weirdly like some kind of scull and cross bones.

Strange that the Bose subwoofer is exposed (to damage from cargo).

I have dropped something heavy on it at least once maybe twice and expected to see it cracked, but it did not.

That’s definitely why I didn’t get the version with the subwoofer.

This is the first review I’ve seen that is honest about the guess-o-meter. They burned 66 miles of range by driving only 40-50 miles, which means you’re only getting about 2/3 of what it reports at any time.

This is just what I’ve experienced with my ’12 Leaf, and of course it’s better in the summer and worse in the winter. It’s irritating because Tesla’s gauge is reported to be quite accurate, and Nissan has all the data available in the car to produce a more accurate reading.

My only other gripe about the car is the horrible nav system – it’s cumbersome to use and usually wrong.

Besides those complaints, I really love the car. It is ‘nippy’ as he says, and driving an ICE with a transmission seems so antiquated when the drivetrain has to go through all those gyrations in order to move the vehicle along.

Maybe it’s because of my light foot from driving the i-MiEV, but my 2015 LEAF does pretty well. If anything, it’s a little pessimistic.

It is too bad they don’t mention its high speed charging ability (80% in 30 minutes). With a little advance planning, this effectively makes it a weekend road tripper in addition to a great city commuter. Also, they mention it runs cheaply, but truly how cheap should be emphasized. Here in British Columbia where electricity is 6 cents per kWhr, it costs about $150 a year to run, saving about $2000 on gas for a similar sized regular car.