NorCalLeafOwner
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Re: What is going to be your next EV?

Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:55 am

Just purchased our second Leaf, a 2015 SL. We are hopefully set for awhile. I always wanted a pick-up EV. But we would have to wait for the used market to mature and I'm not sure we would still be driving by that time. Oh well . . . :)

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Re: What is going to be your next EV?

Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:06 am

Some corporation - maybe even Nissan - did a good job of making a one-off Leaf Pickup.

https://www.google.com/search?q=nissan+ ... gWcPPUIj7M

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2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 2 lithium E-bicycles.
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NorCalLeafOwner
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Re: What is going to be your next EV?

Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:16 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:06 am
Some corporation - maybe even Nissan - did a good job of making a one-off Leaf Pickup.

https://www.google.com/search?q=nissan+ ... gWcPPUIj7M

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Yeah, found this on another site:

"Called "Sparky," the Leaf pickup was built by an engineers at Nissan's proving ground in Stanfield, Arizona.
Engineers say the bed fit perfectly behind the shortened Leaf cabin, although it did have to be narrowed to fit within the electric car's track.
The truck is used to haul parts around the Stanfield facility, where Nissan conducts hot-weather testing on production vehicles.

This limited use is pretty much all Nissan has planned for the Leaf pickup, though.

From the way "Sparky" was cobbled together from different vehicles, it's clear Nissan doesn't really plan to produce an electric pickup.
To build it, they spliced in the bed from a Frontier mid-size pickup, while keeping the front end of the Leaf intact."

That's still a pretty cool idea,

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Re: What is going to be your next EV?

Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:09 am

If they just grafted in the (trimmed) bed and rear window from a Frontier pickup, then the truck can be duplicated. Add a 40kwh pack, a custom trailer...
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GaleHawkins
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Re: What is going to be your next EV?

Tue May 04, 2021 10:22 pm

Hopefully a Tesla when our 2016 SL Leaf battery dies next time.

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Re: What is going to be your next EV?

Mon May 10, 2021 4:36 pm

My choice was pretty easy, a Tesla Model 3 Long Range. Love the car! Don't miss the Leaf and it's handicapped battery!
Leaf SL 2011 to 2016, Volt Premier 2016 to 2019, and now:
2019 Tesla Model 3; LR, RWD, FSD, 19" Sport Wheels, silver/black; built 3/17/19, delivered 3/29/19.

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Re: What is going to be your next EV?

Mon May 10, 2021 8:51 pm

TomT wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 4:36 pm
My choice was pretty easy, a Tesla Model 3 Long Range. Love the car! Don't miss the Leaf and it's handicapped battery!
Yes, I graduated from my 2011 Leaf to a 2019 Tesla Model 3 standard. Fantastic car that not only replaced my Leaf for daily commute, but i also use if for long distance travel to my parents and in-laws for holiday travel from LA to Sacramento and LA to Phoenix. Leaf had no way to do this, and I always just rented a car for holidays. Nice to not have to do that every time. My wife had a BMW i3 and we just upgraded her car to a used 2013 Model S, so now we have two long distance EV's and we could not be happier. I have a Cybertruck reservation and I plan to replace the Model S with the Cybertruck which will be our next EV to circle round to the topic of this thread.
Michael

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Baltneu
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Re: What is going to be your next EV?

Tue May 11, 2021 4:16 am

TomT wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 4:36 pm
My choice was pretty easy, a Tesla Model 3 Long Range. Love the car! Don't miss the Leaf and it's handicapped battery!

2nd that. Dumped the lease to Carmax, walked away with a check, just took delivery of my LR-AWD Tesla Model 3.
The car is phenomenal, lots of toys and a very intuitive display.

However, there is one surprise. There is no XM radio in the car! While driving the car home from the delivery location I was looking for the free Sirius XM radio offer, nope, does not exist. So I am using Spotify premium. The Spotify application is in the car. Also, no Apple Car Play or Android equivalent. Tesla is very independent. It is their way or the highway. Seems they can get away with it, their entire 2nd quarter production is sold out and they have raised prices 3 times in the lat 45 days. Just crazy.

Just wanted to come back to the forum where I cut my teeth on EV’s. Quite frankly my SL was quite a good car, never had a mechanical issue with it. I felt like a pioneer in the EV marketplace. I need longer range for trips without recharging and wanted AWD this time.
2018 Gun Metallic Gray, SL, Technology Package, etc.

HerdingElectrons
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Re: What is going to be your next EV?

Tue May 11, 2021 10:09 am

salyavin wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:41 pm
Ariya looks attractive but one thing I need to verify is it looks like the Ariya may have less cargo room than the LEAF.
What I have (maybe wrong)
Ariya
Cargo volume 16.5 cu ft (FWD)
14.6 (e-4ORCE)

LEAF
Cargo volume 23.6 cu ft

is this right? If less cargo room than a LEAF I have little use for it.

The ID.4 has 30.3 for comparison. I am talking about keeping the seats up with people in them.
That number is a bit misleading because for the Leaf that's all the way to the roof so how much of that number is "usable" is questionable, especially if you have an SL with that lame Bose speaker box taking up precious floor space
2018 SL Pearl White 4.5/3.9; 5.0/4.6 with 205/65/16 tires)

09/18-01K Mi: 114.52AHr / SOH= 99.20%
04/19-10K Mi: 111.45AHr / SOH= 96.54%
11/19-20K Mi: 107.44AHr / SOH= 93.07%
12/20-33K Mi: 105.39Ahr / SOH= 91.29%
04/21-35K Mi: 104.32Ahr / SOH= 90.37%

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Re: What is going to be your next EV?

Tue May 11, 2021 10:10 am

dmacarthur wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:41 pm
Mister Grumpy here will bet large bills that the RAV (or any other car of its weight, for that matter) will NEVER get 120 MPG when used beyond the EV capability. Drive, say, 200 miles, 40 on the battery and 160 on the ICE, you MAY see 60 MPG but Grumpy doubts it. And as for the RAV mileage when used for long trips: Grumpy doubts 45 but is willing to listen to real life stories. Too much finagling of numbers, let us see some actual info.....
https://www.fuelly.com/car/toyota/rav4_prime
2018 SL Pearl White 4.5/3.9; 5.0/4.6 with 205/65/16 tires)

09/18-01K Mi: 114.52AHr / SOH= 99.20%
04/19-10K Mi: 111.45AHr / SOH= 96.54%
11/19-20K Mi: 107.44AHr / SOH= 93.07%
12/20-33K Mi: 105.39Ahr / SOH= 91.29%
04/21-35K Mi: 104.32Ahr / SOH= 90.37%

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