SuperBlack 2012 Nissan LeafSuperBlack 2012 Nissan Leaf
OwnerMatt Chamberlain
Owner's Other EVs1987 Suzuki SP200
1974 Triumph TR-6
Craftsman 19 inch 48v Push Mower
LocationDayton, Ohio United States map
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Vehicle2012 Nissan SL
Super Duper SuperBlack
DrivetrainAC - 80KW - 110HP/210ft. lbs torque
through 7.94 Final Drive - single speed
Batteries360.00 Volt,

Each unit has 2X 33.1 AH (cell) x2
(parallel) = 4 cells in each unit at
7.61v nom.
48 units = 364.8 Volts
Top Speed94 MPH (151 KPH)
Accelerationspins inside tire on turns from stop
Range75 Miles (120 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile313 Wh/Mile
The car tracks efficiency and ranks
users - my ranking was great off the
bat, slipped, and has come back up to
9,000th or so of all LEAF owners. it
posts results in several ways,
including the 3.2miles per KWH that I'm
up to at the moment. I calculated the
312.5 WHR/Mile above by dividing 1000W
by 3.2 miles/KWH.
EV Miles
Start:6 Miles (9 Kilometers)
Current:350 Miles (563 Kilometers)
Total:344 Miles (553 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 adults
Very well done vehicle.

I have driven for more than half a month - over 350 miles,
and have paid about $12.50 off of the grid. I am setting up
(very carefully) my stored solar setup to charge the car,
and when I get that done, I'll be charging from Sunshine at
my favorite price. Free! :-)

Update 5/25/2015- have been loving the LEAF! 16000 awesome miles. The only issue I have had is that the nut that holds the wipers to the eccentric arm of the wiper motor came off. I removed the cowl, retrieved the washer and nut and proudly trotted back to the dealer, where they told me "unfortunately, since we didn't have to buy any parts to fix it, we are gonna have to charge you 15 bucks." Suffice it to say, I paid zero dollars and offered that I will be doing my own repairs from now on. I also mentioned that I would sooner rip out my spleen and bite it than pay them a penny for a stupid, warranty repair on a leased car. :-)

Also, tires are wasted at 16 thou from attempting to convert non-believers at stoplights.

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