So my EV journey finally begins! Delivered this morning at work - and first drive home as my normal commute and I am very pleased!
My commute is 70 miles each way, so the leg home today on the M25 car park meant I got pretty good efficiency considering the traffic was fairly heavy. It ended up 3.7m/kWh when I pulled up on the drive. Was 100% when delivered thankfully and only used 35% of the battery. Was mainly sensible driving, doing 70 when I could. Did have a couple of blips to see how the power was which put a smile on my face!
First impressions are that the ProPilot does it job fantastically on the motorway, and I am going to have to not find a way to have the car keep pestering about holding the wheel. My old car had an explicit 15 second rule, seems the Leaf is a little more keen than that. I don't make a habit of going hands free, but it's more comfortable in stop/start traffic.
Range will see as things settle down over time, but was better than I anticipated based on the conditions today. So will see how it fairs if I get a more consistent 70mph run (rare on my commute anyhow).
Bose sound system is good, I favour Electronic music at the moment and it played well, if a little bass heavy but was not tiring unlike the Toyota I just returned. Did a stretch of silence just to appreciate the serenity of no engine noise! Getting used to other things, and waiting for Nissan Connect to sort itself out, but will be taking time to integrate into my home automation for preconditioning / charge delay etc. Ride is comfortable enough, and despite plasticky / slightly dated interior I don't feel it would bother me too much over the acclimation I had with VAG group cars.
Thankfully the EV charger was installed yesterday just in time - but it connected up to car straight away and pulled 6kW so happy with that all coming together nicely. Then switch to Octopus tomorrow, so should be on their Go tariff pretty quickly.