View Single Post
Old 05-31-2016, 12:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
NeilBlanchard's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Maynard, MA Eaarth
Posts: 7,881

Mica Blue - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
Team Toyota
90 day: 42.48 mpg (US)

Forest - '15 Nissan Leaf S
Team Nissan
90 day: 156.46 mpg (US)

Number 7 - '15 VW e-Golf SEL
90 day: 155.81 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,397
Thanked 2,900 Times in 1,818 Posts
I would look for a Leaf with the heat pump, and only get one with the resistance heater if you (almost) never need heat, or if there are none with heat pumps available. Similarly, I would get one with all the seat heaters if you need heat.

I would look for a Leaf with Bridgestone Ecopia tires. These are the lowest rolling resistance tires I have ever driven.

I would look for a Leaf with a 6.6kW charger, and with a CHAdeMO port, too.

And yes, getting Leaf Spy and a OBDII Bluetooth device would be very important.
Sincerely, Neil
  Reply With Quote