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Old 08-27-2016, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nissan Leaf Blog etc

I wrote a new blog for Ev World today on the Nissan Leaf. We test drove one on Saturday the 20th of August and I wanted to report on it. I wanted to share my data crunching on EV's in general.

We should be seeing Phil Knox sometime in the third week of September if all goes well on his trip and aero wind tunnel testing phase two. I can get to discuss the boat tail project for the 5th wheel trailer at that time.

I remembered fighting the hot weather when I was doing fiberglass work last year and I decided to wait until the temperatures moderated this year. Possibly I can start on the fiberglass work by October 1st.


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Old 08-30-2016, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Would the Leaf displace current "errand running" in your F150 pickup (if it's your only vehicle), or would it replace an existing second car?
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Leaf would be a second vehicle displacing 12,000 miles a year off our truck. Since we are driving over 16,000 miles a year this will keep our truck newer longer. We envision 4,000 miles on the truck but maybe more if we end up doing some trips.
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That certainly helps justify the EV.

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