- Oct 20, 2010
Nissan details electric Leaf's range variables; will it calm your concerns?
Nissan Leaf range – Click above to view additional range estimates
Range. How far can we go from here? Should I turn the heat down? And, what exactly happens when the A/C is cranked up to full blast. When the discussion centers on electric vehicles (EVs), concerns regarding range always seem to surface. It's unavoidable. Some would-be EV buyers are concerned about being stranded on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere and others worry that automakers might, ahem, "lie" about a vehicle's actual limitations. Nah, that's not going to happen. Anyway...
Back in June, Nissan revealed that the Leaf's range is not one set number. It's not always going to be an even 100 miles. The Leaf could travel 100 miles, maybe less, or perhaps even a bit more. Nissan listed the Leaf's range at 47 miles in a worst-case scenario and 138 miles in ideal situations. Now, in an effort to quell range anxiety, Nissan has even posted a detailed, scenario-by-scenario rundown of range estimates that could prove extremely beneficial for potential EV buyers. A portion of the list is shown above and the rest of the range estimates can be found in the image gallery. So, have at it and discover just how far a Leaf could take you.
[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]