gillmj24
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Re: First Impressions of '21 Leaf SV

Sun May 02, 2021 5:54 pm

One local "highway" speed limit 45, actual speeds up to 70, has stop signs instead of entrance ramps. After releasing the brake I floored it and nothing, almost got rear ended by cars that were 5 seconds away. I turn off eco mode before getting onto that road now.

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Re: First Impressions of '21 Leaf SV

Sun May 02, 2021 9:29 pm

gillmj24 wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 5:54 pm
One local "highway" speed limit 45, actual speeds up to 70, has stop signs instead of entrance ramps. After releasing the brake I floored it and nothing, almost got rear ended by cars that were 5 seconds away. I turn off eco mode before getting onto that road now.
If you really got "nothing" then you have a problem with the car. More likely it was the expectation of instant power meeting the lag that Nissan built in to discourage flooring it. Pushing your foot down just a bit more slowly gives better results on post-2012 Leafs.
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Re: First Impressions of '21 Leaf SV

Mon May 03, 2021 7:18 am

If you really got "nothing" then you have a problem with the car.
Completely agree- even in ECO mode the car should take off quickly and immediately, I would get the dealer to check this out for sure.
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Re: First Impressions of '21 Leaf SV

Mon May 03, 2021 10:13 am

On the Gen 2 (that have the features), if you turn off chassis control, traction control, no eco, etc. It's easy to simulate instant torque, but all you do is squeal tires the entire time. Eco mode is the only way I can drive without doing a burn-out at every stop light. While I get that someone wants to take off instantly at every opportunity, I'm pretty sure Eco mode is called Eco that for a reason. Trying to run low rolling resistance tires to get maximum efficiency but also wanting to blow everyone away at every stop light is not really compatible in my opinion. :?
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Re: First Impressions of '21 Leaf SV

Mon May 03, 2021 10:25 am

The pre-'20 Eco mode was perfect for me. I will definitely miss it, and will probably use the new Granny Mode that replaced it only in traffic. I'll also miss the old Drive (Sport!) mode that made my SL feel a bit like a Sixties Muscle Car.
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gillmj24
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Re: First Impressions of '21 Leaf SV

Mon May 03, 2021 6:06 pm

Sometimes you do need to floor it. In general not just with the leaf I mean.

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Re: First Impressions of '21 Leaf SV

Mon May 03, 2021 6:41 pm

GerryAZ wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 8:23 pm
The dual voltage Nissan EVSE needs a 14-50 receptacle with either 40 ampere or 50 ampere breaker and appropriate wiring. As a reminder, the Nissan EVSE will not work on 208 volt circuits, but works fine on either 240 or 120 volt (limited to 12 amperes at 120 volts).
I’ve got my Nissan EVSE on a 240v circuit with a 30 amp breaker. It’s what the label on the back of the unit says is the max. But you’re right about it not working with 208v — I discovered that one the hard way! ;)
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Re: First Impressions of '21 Leaf SV

Mon May 03, 2021 7:38 pm

I’ve got my Nissan EVSE on a 240v circuit with a 30 amp breaker. It’s what the label on the back of the unit says is the max.
The maximum current draw allowed for more than three hours on a 30 amp circuit is 24 amps. Your setup is in violation of the National Electrical Code, unless you never charge for more than three hours...
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Re: First Impressions of '21 Leaf SV

Tue May 04, 2021 4:58 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 7:38 pm

The maximum current draw allowed for more than three hours on a 30 amp circuit is 24 amps. Your setup is in violation of the National Electrical Code, unless you never charge for more than three hours...
Hmm. Ok. I’ll have to look into that…
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Re: First Impressions of '21 Leaf SV

Tue May 04, 2021 6:19 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 10:25 am
The pre-'20 Eco mode was perfect for me. I will definitely miss it, and will probably use the new Granny Mode that replaced it only in traffic. I'll also miss the old Drive (Sport!) mode that made my SL feel a bit like a Sixties Muscle Car.
Now we need someone with LEAF Spy to do some regen tests to see how that has changed?
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