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Update in Nissan Leaf e+ Limited Edition 62kw delivery dates.
was informed last week and confirmed yesterday that my leaf will be ready for delivery by 13th September.
According to Nissan, mine will definitely going to the the first one to be handed over to a private owner.
Existing ones (the ones used for test driving) have been handed over to Nissan :)

It will depend on how quickly EST will release the loan, so looking to get it between mid and end of September.

My fingers are itching... :cool:
 

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Congratulations on your new car, l believe that @Rod85 took delivery of a new 3+ 62 kWh a couple of weeks ago, nice blue colour, and he has already done a road trip, with positive results.

I think that the Chorley group have some 62 kWh TEKNA’s available.
 

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Existing ones (the ones used for test driving) have been handed over to Nissan
Those early press fleet cars may have been made with prototype tooling. We may never know. Nissan might keep them, recycle them or auction them off. No idea.
 

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@Admin can we change the LEAF 40 forum to LEAF 40 and LEAF e+? The two are similar enough to be grouped together. We've already done the same for LEAF 24 and LEAF 30.
 

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thank you @GOSPORT DAVE

I find it strange was i was told that the sequence for the 62kw version was first the LE from mid June (this were the news back in Jan) and then 6 months later the teckna 62 would be made available.
The guy from Nissan even told me that if I wanted to wait it would be cheaper (the 40k tax barrier) but they would only go into production after the LE's were on the road, all 300 of them for the UK.

I'm not sure if and why they would have overtook the LE on delivery date...
 

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Update in Nissan Leaf e+ Limited Edition 62kw delivery dates.
was informed last week and confirmed yesterday that my leaf will be ready for delivery by 13th September.
According to Nissan, mine will definitely going to the the first one to be handed over to a private owner.
Existing ones (the ones used for test driving) have been handed over to Nissan :)

It will depend on how quickly EST will release the loan, so looking to get it between mid and end of September.

My fingers are itching... :cool:
Congratulations with the new car. Sorry though, but I definitely got mine 13 days ago. And it was brand new :) the first e+ to be delivered from the Milton Keynes branch. I am planning to make a review on Youtube, purely from a user's perspective in a couple of weeks.
 

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Looking forward to your review. I just finished my 2nd 500+ mile trip yesterday in my Plus. I have been reporting them on mynissanleaf.com A careful 240-250 miles per charge is very doable at 100 kph. I would recommend using Leafspy so you can see the extra range "hidden" below the 1% mark to give you confidence to longer trips. Also, use the auto setting when running the AC as it burns less power.
 

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Yeh driven one this morning, my 30 is in for service so had a test drive, they have already delivered a couple of 62s to private individuals.Obviously no order going in from me.
 

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Looking for a replacement for my i3s company car for the end of April as I am going to hang my boots up... can I ask if the 62kw Leaf can be fast charged more than once on the rare occasions I’d drive that far and also what is the availability like?

I’m ex forces and see one in Tekna trim for around £30k new on a specialist forces site.

The other options e.g. Kona and e-Niro have crazy lead times and not sure I want to spend savings to get the Tesla M3
 

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I got my 62KWh about a month ago. I drove through 5 countries in two days! 4600 kilometres driven in one month. Having owned all versions of the Leaf, this is the car I've been waiting for. The satnav is great, ProPilot assist is better than on the 40KWh, faster to engage. Charging is super fast. Most killowatts I've seen is 56 during charging. The charging is hovering around 36 killowatts at 88% SOC. Usable battery capacity is around 58.7 killowatts. I have managed around 7.4 kilometres per killowatt with driving around 100 kilometres an hour. Even driving the car at 115-120 kilometres an hour I have noticed that the battery does not heat up as fast as on the 40KWh. Plus during charging the heat build-up is less. I have also noticed that the battery cools down quicker also.

Doing over 550 kilometres in a day is a breeze in this car. The added weight gives it a better feeling ride. The extra power is something you notice and it will put a smile on your face.

I was driving on a hot day, 34+ Celcius, on the second charge after driving over 120 kilometres an hour I was only pulling 22 killowatts of juice. Maybe it was the charger since it was in the sun and making weird sounds?

I'm still on the opinion that a TMS is not needed. On that one occasion yearly for my usage it might be of use? But, it does have a battery heater for those extremely cold winters to protect the battery.

I ceramic coated the car with CQuartz UK 3.0. I highly recommend this for it protects the clear coat from swirl markings. I also added small fins instead of bulky mudguards to stop rocks from hitting the bottom of the doors. I also added fins to the back and it changes the airflow for the better since less dirt collects on the back.

Another thing I noticed, about the front LiDAR. On my 40KWh it would disengage in extreme rain, this has not been the case with the 62KWh Leaf. Talking about the LiDAR, ACC is smoother than on my 40KWh, it seems to be more predictable and gives me a better trust in the system.

Next steps is to see how the extra weight will affect the car in snow. My 40KWh was the Yeti in snow. I'm hoping that the extra weight will give me more traction?

There's a new app for the 2019 models. You can flash the lights and honk the horn if you can't find the car after a few rounds in the pub. Just kidding on the pub! The app also has a temperature slider so you can heat or cool the car. The app also shows you your driving history, with total killowatts used and killowatts created from regenerative braking. I use E - pedal all the time for best regenerative braking.

One more thing I noticed, the front fog lights on the 62KWh are LED's!

Over and out.
 

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I'm still on the opinion that a TMS is not needed. On that one occasion yearly for my usage it might be of use?
The issue is that the Leaf is still being sold to people for who it will be an issue, for me it would not be an issue as I live in the UK and hardly every drive enough to need lots of rapid chargers in a day given the range the new Leaf has.
 

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The issue is that the Leaf is still being sold to people for who it will be an issue, for me it would not be an issue as I live in the UK and hardly every drive enough to need lots of rapid chargers in a day given the range the new Leaf has.
If the lack of TMS made it cheaper or lighter I'd be very happy with that, but it's nearly as expensive as a Model 3 and doesn't seem to have benefited from the weight saving much.
 

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Wee update:

Delivery date is forecast for 13/09/19 but due to finance more likely to be end of month.
Insurance with direct line (renewal value) is now £244 and the insurance for the LE will be £310.

The new type 2 plug and dummy socket (to holster the plug when not in service) goes to a total of $57 shipped by DHL
 

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Wee update:

Delivery date is forecast for 13/09/19 but due to finance more likely to be end of month.
Insurance with direct line (renewal value) is now £244 and the insurance for the LE will be £310.

The new type 2 plug and dummy socket (to holster the plug when not in service) goes to a total of $57 shipped by DHL
Mind if I ask what your finance deal is like?
 

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Mind if I ask what your finance deal is like?
Because I'm in Scotland I have access to interest free loan from Energy Saving Trust up to £35k the rest is from the trade in and some cash.
 

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Bjorn's range test is out.


230 miles in summer at 90 kph / 56 mph.
158 miles in summer at 120 kph / 75 mph.

It's really not efficient at motorway speeds :-(

He estimated 56kWh available from the battery, quote a big buffer of 6kWh.

In previous tests he experienced #rapidgate, but only on the second charge of the day. More annoying is that it's very hard to get much over 40kW charge speed on most chargers. Bjorn only managed 42kW peak.

The new batter heats up at 1/3rd the rate of the old 40kWh one, quite a big improvement. But it's still 0.3C/kWh added at 40kW, which is why it hit #rapidgate on the 2nd charge.
 

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Bjorn's range test is out.


230 miles in summer at 90 kph / 56 mph.
158 miles in summer at 120 kph / 75 mph.

It's really not efficient at motorway speeds :-(

He estimated 56kWh available from the battery, quote a big buffer of 6kWh.

In previous tests he experienced #rapidgate, but only on the second charge of the day. More annoying is that it's very hard to get much over 40kW charge speed on most chargers. Bjorn only managed 42kW peak.

The new batter heats up at 1/3rd the rate of the old 40kWh one, quite a big improvement. But it's still 0.3C/kWh added at 40kW, which is why it hit #rapidgate on the 2nd charge.
It is not 160 miles on motorway ? Granted, I don't drive 75mph - just national speed limit. However I easily get 190 without thinking much about economy.
 

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Well, it’s official - the new Leaf sucks for long range work. Rapid gate is back with a vengeance and effectively limit charging to 25 kW. You’d do better with a ZOE.

 
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