Leaf basics: Owning a Leaf
For an electric car to be relevant, it has to work, first and foremost, as a car. It must be able to do the jobs a regular car can do, and minimize the disruptions that some previous electric cars may not have managed.
You can find plenty of information on the ownership experience below--much of it from our friend and ex-Green Car Reports author, Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield--herself a Leaf owner. One Leaf owner is also able to compare the experience with his Chevrolet Volt--you can read about that here.
Long-term updates on a 2011 Nissan Leaf (most recent first):
- Four Years And 70,000 Miles Later, 2011 Nissan Leaf Going Strong (New!)
- How We Became An All-Plug-In Electric Car Household
- 2011 Nissan Leaf At Two Years: 32,000 Miles, No Signs Of Age
- 2011 Nissan Leaf Long-Term Update: 25,000 Miles, No Woes
- 2011 Nissan Leaf: One Year Drive Report
- 2011 Nissan Leaf: One Year On, How Healthy Is The Battery Pack?
- What’s The Range Of A 2012 Nissan Leaf In Winter? We Find Out
- 2011 Nissan Leaf Electric Car: What We've Learned Over 5 Months
- 2011 Nissan Leaf: Five Things We Learned Over 5,000 Miles
- 2011 Nissan Leaf: 520 Miles, 2 Days, Here's How
- 2011 Nissan Leaf One Week In: Five Things We Hate
- 2011 Nissan Leaf One Week In: Five Things We Like