Nissan Leaf Test Drive
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Leaf Test Drive
Leaf comes with a keyless system so to start the car you just step on the
brake pedal and push the power button. Boot up takes a couple of
seconds and you are ready to roll.
this is the main instrument cluster. On the left is the battery
temperature gage while on the right is the battery state of charge
gage. Both of these gages are in the form of bar graphs. Inset
into the state of charge gage is a digital readout that shows miles to
empty. This is actually calculated based on how you have been driving
over the last five minutes or so and can vary greatly depending on driving
style, terrain etc Over the top of these is an arc of bubbles that
makes up the power use gage. As you accelerate bobbles to the right
are filled, the more bubbles the more power you are taking from the
batteries. Filling bubbles to the left shows how much power you are
putting back into the batteries from regenerative braking. There is
also an area in the center of the instrument panel that can be customized to
show a variety of information such as how long it will take to recharge the
in the parking spot I pressed down on the "P" on the shift knob to
place the car in park.
The Nissan Leaf is a nice well built EV that is perfectly suited to the commuter car role especially in city traffic. I didn't get a chance to take the Leaf onto the freeway but I am sure it would handle a freeway run quite nicely. Personally I would tend to leave the car in normal mode most of the time since I didn't like the feel of the eco mode.
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