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Picked her up today. Battery on 100%, thankyou Nissan Sheffield. Drove back to Doncaster, using 20% of the battery. 5 miles per kwh, so yes I took it steady. Pro pilot is awesome. Tried out the granny cable, no problems there. Went for a 10 mile ride in the dark. Found out a few unknown extras. Self dimming mirror, self dipping headlights etc. Very impressed with the acceleration. Not as fast on paper as my mini sd I've just traded in, but in the real world, in most situations it's pretty even. I've got the battery down to 70%, so a short drive tomorrow will drop it to 60, and then I'm gonna try out my local engenie rapid charger!!!
The one fly in the ointment is the Nissan Connect app. Just can't get it to work. Keeps saying the vin number is wrong despite using the capture option. Fed up now, may try again tomorrow?
 

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VIN number wrong often means previous owner hasn't removed it properly and it's still connected to their account. There is a phone number for Nissan connected services I think so I'd call them to get help in setting it up.

If the leaf 40 is registered before around May 2019 you need the older version of the app. Ones with the TomTom system have the newer one. They have different but similar names.
 

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VIN number wrong often means previous owner hasn't removed it properly and it's still connected to their account. There is a phone number for Nissan connected services I think so I'd call them to get help in setting it up.

If the leaf 40 is registered before around May 2019 you need the older version of the app. Ones with the TomTom system have the newer one. They have different but similar names.
I did ask the dealer about the previous owner still being connected (I’d read there could be problems) and they assured me they always scrubbed off previous owners......I’ll check out the older app tomorrow, thanx for that. I suppose, with getting a Zappi fitted, I can set the charging through that, and as for pre heating, in Winter I’ll just open the front door, walk 6 feet to the car, start the heater, then have my coffee whilst it’s warming. TBH from the crappy reviews, connectivity, having to reset etc, it might not be worth the bother just for those 2 things. Would like to see though. Plus, the 3rd party apps all seem to need you to be registered officially any way.
 

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I waited months for my app to work, despite many calls and emails to the dealer and customer support. Now that it's working I only really find it useful for pre-heating the car which I rarely use TBH. I have a Zappi and have it preset to charge when connected between 12:30 and 4:30 as I'm on Octopus GO Octopus go £50 off your first Bill if you use that link
With octopus go charging at those times is only 5p. The zappi is great and their app works really well. I've never used the charge timer in the car, as the zappi handles all that, just plug in and leave knowing that it will always charge at the correct time on a nice cheap tariff.
 

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I waited months for my app to work, despite many calls and emails to the dealer and customer support. Now that it's working I only really find it useful for pre-heating the car which I rarely use TBH. I have a Zappi and have it preset to charge when connected between 12:30 and 4:30 as I'm on Octopus GO Octopus go £50 off your first Bill if you use that link
With octopus go charging at those times is only 5p. The zappi is great and their app works really well. I've never used the charge timer in the car, as the zappi handles all that, just plug in and leave knowing that it will always charge at the correct time on a nice cheap tariff.
I was looking at Octopus, as the regular tariff is cheaper than British Gas. The ultra cheap 4 hour overnight slot will easily do me, and charging from solar only over the weekend with the Zappi (if any installers actually get back to me) should mean almost free commuting! The £50 for thee and me is also a good motivator so I’ve just registered. Have a pint (or 10) on me?
And yes, I’ve given up on the app, life’s too short!
Cheers, Carl,
 

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I was looking at Octopus, as the regular tariff is cheaper than British Gas. The ultra cheap 4 hour overnight slot will easily do me, and charging from solar only over the weekend with the Zappi (if any installers actually get back to me) should mean almost free commuting! The £50 for thee and me is also a good motivator so I’ve just registered. Have a pint (or 10) on me?
And yes, I’ve given up on the app, life’s too short!
Cheers, Carl,
When I bought mine lookers made a hash of the whole app thing. They wanted me to drive from Edinburgh back down to Carlisle so they could sort it, all the local dealers wanted £200 plus to set it up!

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Picked her up today. Battery on 100%, thankyou Nissan Sheffield. Drove back to Doncaster, using 20% of the battery. 5 miles per kwh, so yes I took it steady. Pro pilot is awesome. Tried out the granny cable, no problems there. Went for a 10 mile ride in the dark. Found out a few unknown extras. Self dimming mirror, self dipping headlights etc. Very impressed with the acceleration. Not as fast on paper as my mini sd I've just traded in, but in the real world, in most situations it's pretty even. I've got the battery down to 70%, so a short drive tomorrow will drop it to 60, and then I'm gonna try out my local engenie rapid charger!!!
The one fly in the ointment is the Nissan Connect app. Just can't get it to work. Keeps saying the vin number is wrong despite using the capture option. Fed up now, may try again tomorrow?
 

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I waited months for my app to work, despite many calls and emails to the dealer and customer support. Now that it's working I only really find it useful for pre-heating the car which I rarely use TBH. I have a Zappi and have it preset to charge when connected between 12:30 and 4:30 as I'm on Octopus GO Octopus go £50 off your first Bill if you use that link
With octopus go charging at those times is only 5p. The zappi is great and their app works really well. I've never used the charge timer in the car, as the zappi handles all that, just plug in and leave knowing that it will always charge at the correct time on a nice cheap tariff.
Ken I will use your referral when I can come out of my current deal on the 30th November. 👍
It's ok I've signed up. Thanks Ken
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I agree with you on the Nissan Connect.. it's pretty bad at the best of times.
As for the acceleration, I think it's pretty awesome...lol
You are actually putting your foot down through to the second notch, the kickdown? Oh, and turn off ECO when you just want to floor it. After all, Its a 200 BHP car straight onto the tarmac.I love the expression on driver's faces when they sit at the lights in their Audi or Hot Hatch, and start to move and you annihilate them...
But turn ECO back on for normal driving.. if I remember rightly, ECO lowers your power to about 70% which is fine for journeys.

Pro Pilot is, as you say, awesome. However, be careful when you are using normal A roads, which I use 90% of the time especially when you are driving in e-pedal off mode..It is very easy to miss the fact that the car Pro Pilot is tracking has turned off, or moved out of your lane, leaving you now not tracking anything.. And if you had set your speed to say 60 or above.. Pro Pilot will want to accelerate you to your set speed..Scary stuff when that happens..Especially when there was a car in front of the one that turned off.. all of a sudden you are accelerating towards the back of that car.

The other one to watch is Pro Pilot, quite rightly does not want to lose the target car.. so, if the car in front goes round a bend, and out of radar line, Pro Pilot loses it and will speed you up so that it can pick it up again.. so again, you might be going a lot faster round that bend than you would have wanted to.

Of course, Motorways don't present you with that problem as there is nearly always a car in front of you.
Hey, all that said.. what a stunning car it is for the money. I love driving it and actually feel so much safe than I ever have driving other cars.

Enjoy!!!!
 

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The thing I find most worrying about autopilot is when on the motorway, trailing another vehicle, that vehicle slows down to a slower speed, then accelerates off. It takes an age for autopilot to speed up again and you get the feeling that you are going to be smacked up the rear end by somebody not paying attention.
The secret is to be ready for it and take control by pushing the accelerator pedal to immediately zoom off, once you take your foot off, then autopilot takes over again without any further intervention.

Another thing, don’t use the auto steer function whilst going through road works, often the lanes are narrower which makes the margin for wander error more pronounced and the tracker can pick on old previous road makings and try’s take you into the next lane or into the safety barrier.
 
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