Last post on Apr 19, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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Nissan Leaf, Electric Cars, Hatchback
#107 of 116 Not all of us LEAF owners ...
Jun 15, 2012 (11:21 am)
give the service guys bad marks, my dealer needed to perform an unofficial Nissan 'campaign' (snow shield and software update) as well as some post delivery things (offset steering wheel, creaky hatch strut) and it was done right the first time as well as a loaner provided so I gave them high marks. The 'problem' however seems to stem from being overly aggressive and pricey for things that should not cost so much (i.e., rotate tires, battery pack check, etc.) versus a 'standard' non-EV car or possibly just not getting an issue fixed. If you check the mynissanleaf forum you'll see both good and bad owner reviews from current Nissan LEAF owners not unlike other makes and models. Both sides should realize that there is a learning curve so there is bound to be some issues ...
#108 of 116 Re: Not all of us LEAF owners ... [early74b]
Jun 15, 2012 (1:48 pm)
Fair enough- I admit that I've helped a few really, nice Leaf owners (you sound like a good guy/gal). But I must say 9 out of 10 are elitist cry-babies.
Sorry. More than almost anyone, I wish this was not the case (it costs me money!).
#109 of 116 Another press request
by KarenS HOST
Jul 05, 2012 (12:00 pm)
A journalist would like to speak to someone who owns a Nissan Leaf or a Chevy Volt. If you own a Nissan Leaf or a Chevy Volt and would like to share your story, please send your daytime contact information including telephone number to predmunds.com no later than Monday, July 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern.
#110 of 116 Is your Leaf losing battery capacity??
Jul 13, 2012 (3:55 pm)
We first became aware of the issue back in May, when owners on the MyNissanLeaf forum started to report that the battery capacity gauge on their cars was showing at least a 15 percent loss in capacity.
In one case, this had happened after just 13,633 miles and one year of ownership.
In its official response to us last week, a Nissan spokeswoman told us there were a few isolated cases where a very small number of consumers are reporting a one bar loss, but that the battery will have 80 percent of its capacity under normal use after 5 years.
#111 of 116 Re: Not Yet [gfr1]
Jul 23, 2012 (8:14 am)
Hybrid cars are still in the developmental stages. We get teething problems but they'll improve. Once there is a consumer base, we can expect dramatic improvements as developers will be more willing to spend on R&D. Just wait ...
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#112 of 116 Re: Not Yet [kevinwfs]
Jul 23, 2012 (8:26 am)
That won't help the American workers. Most of the hybrid stuff has to be built in 3rd World environments where there is little regulation. We are throwing good tax money away subsidizing the EVs and Hybrids.
#114 of 116 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 05, 2012 (8:55 am)
EV owners in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, what's your experience been? Please email smaredmunds.com with your daytime contact information and a few words about your experience. Please respond by Friday, November 9, 2012.
#115 of 116 Leaf to be built in TN
Jan 09, 2013 (9:31 pm)
Nissan launching production of Leaf in U.S.
Washington Nissan Motor Co. said it will begin U.S. production of its all-electric Leaf on Thursday in Tennessee as part of a $1.4 billion government loan.
The Japanese automaker won an Energy Department loan in 2010 to build a battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn., and to retool to build the Leaf at its assembly plant next door.
The Leaf will be built alongside the company's gasoline-powered products.
Nissan says it is the only automaker that manufactures its own electric vehicle batteries, at the biggest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in the United States.
#116 of 116 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Apr 19, 2013 (9:15 am)
A reporter would like to talk with a Nissan Leaf owner, or anyone seriously shopping a Leaf. If you can assist, please send your preferred contact information to predmunds.com by April 25, 2013.