Welcome to the forum, and while most people on MNL are N. American we do have several overseas members. Sounds like used Leafs are quite common in NZ, probably due for the most part because of the price of fuel in NZ but also being a compact country something like a Leaf tends to work well and your climate while technically tropical isn't too hot, again perfect for a Leaf and you don't have to contend with the sub-zero temps which also drain the battery quicker than normal. In short, I'd have to consider NZ the ideal climate for a Leaf.Mungbeam wrote: ↑Fri Apr 14, 2023 12:14 am Hi All.
First Post so hear goes
State : New Zealand
Metro area/city : Christchurch
Color/trim: 2014, 24kW, White, X (Acenta)
Options: Reverse camera, CHAdeMO, Fog lights( factory lamps fitted by me)
owned since October 2018
Plans for home charging:
Custom built OPENEVSE for home at work
The main thing to help extend the battery life on your Leaf would be to limit your charges to full or if you do charge to full, drive it shortly after to get the charge back down. It also isn't good for a Leaf battery to be regularly discharged to low levels if you can help it, occasionally is fine but like a full charge, don't leave it low for an extended period of time. So the sweet spot is near the middle, 30-70%? but this is only what I remember, someone else may have a better range. If your Leaf has an 80% charge option you might want to check into that. When enabled on Leafs so equipped, charging stops at 80% to help extend battery life. If you need more for say a long trip then turn if off for that charge and remember to turn it back on for more local trips.
A couple of my aunts/uncles just got back from NZ so we were just looking at their beautiful pictures this past weekend. My cousin lives in Queenstown and got married to a Brit living in NZ. One flew into Auckland directly from the States and the other flew into Queenstown via AUS, they both said NZ was beautiful but expensive, especially petrol, which again would make a Leaf the ideal car.
Did your Leaf come from Japan? sounds like many that end up in NZ are used Japanese cars.