What's everyone's opinion on the 6.6kw charger option on the Nissan leaf? Is it work the £850 quoted ???
Just buy from a dealer that throws the evse in, no way should you pay for that, if one dealer can give it to me gratis they all should/canDon't forget to budget another £400 or so to purchase the "brick", the charging cable with a 3 pin plug on the other end. It's extremely useful but not included with the car if you get the 6.6kw upgrade.
I paid the extra on the My Electric Avenue lease. It didn't even add to the GFV of the car!
The value to you will depend on how you foresee yourself using the LEAF. I've had the LEAF just under a month and not regretting the decision.
I've had to make four journeys this month >100 miles e/w. Having to rely solely on Rapids is stressful and time consuming, not even counting the odd occasion someone may be using the charger and you have to wait.
Having 6.6kW means I can get a 100% charge with the car parked up for 4 hours, as I did in London this week which then means I leave both ends on FULL and only have to make one Rapid charge somewhere along my 120 mile journey home.
As for it's worth & value, like I said - it depends. For me, it saves me time, stress, and means I take the LEAF on more journeys than I would otherwise. 850 business miles in the LEAF this month rather than take an ICE.
If you have to put a monetary value on it, then the LEAF has raised £382 in mileage expenses this month as a result of those trips.
Yep, it's not sustainable. There's an argument that the advisory mileage rates cover all running costs, and depreciation on an EV is likely to be pretty scary, especially if technology improvements pick up in pace.Dont you love putting in the mileage claim at work for your EV, my wife's expenses some monthe's covers half the finance cost. Wonder when that little benifit will get knocked on the head