Year 4 of ownership has now passed by in my 2014 Nissan Leaf SL electric vehicle (EV). This post is one in a series, the rest of which can be found at Cost Info Posts. Note that all costs are in $CDN.
I’ve included a summary of costs over the 4 years. Further down you will find my usual detailed 6 month interval update, and below that any tidbits of news or information I found interesting from roughly the fall of 2017 to the spring of 2018.
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The Accelerate Kootenays direct current fast charger (DCFC) network is filling in right now during the winter of 2017/2018. In December, Radium and Canal Flats came online, and in the last two weeks, Greenwood, Christina Lake, Castlegar, Salmo and Creston all came online as well (as I write this, Jaffray might be online now too!) That brings the total tally to 8 (or 9?) out of 13 installed so far. I recently had a trip in our 2014 Nissan Leaf (a short range electric vehicle, or EV) that I think will illustrate what the fledgling DCFC network will mean to those of us with (or contemplating buying) short-range EVs. If you want to skip the trip report itself, head right to the big heading of “Conclusions” near the bottom. Continue reading Kootenay fast chargers: first trip! (and what they mean to short-range EVs)
Time for another electric vehicle (EV) total cost of ownership (TCO) update for my 2014 Nissan Leaf SL. This is the eighth in a series – the earlier posts can be found at the “Cost Info Posts” page. I’ve now crossed 136,000 km (~85,000 miles) at the time of writing at just over the 3.5 year mark. Note that these costs are all $CDN.
I’ve also included a few bits of news I found of interest from the EV world in the last 6 months down below the cost information. Continue reading Cost update – 3.5 years and 135,888 km
Time for another electric vehicle (EV) total cost of ownership (TCO) update for my 2014 Nissan Leaf SL. This is the seventh in a series – the earlier posts can be found at the “Cost Info Posts” page. I’ve now crossed over 122,500 km at this time of writing, of which I had hit about 117,000 km at the 3 year mark 7 weeks ago.
Continue reading Cost update – 3 years and 117,000 km
Another ~20,000 km have flown by in the last 6 months and time for another cost update. If you would like to see where we started in this series of posts, they are linked below:
Lucky 27,777km and February 2015 Cumulative Cost Update; Cost update Feb to April 2015; 50,000 km and cost update; Cost update 63,500 km, Dec 2015 and Cost update 77,777 km and 2 years
Phew! I’m going to have to stop listing all of them in each blog post. Moving on… Continue reading Cost update – 96,000 km and 2.5 years
Almost 80,000 km in 2 years (I drive too much!) The Leaf remains as perky and smooth as day 1, which is pretty amazing.
I changed the format of my cost updates somewhat and will issue them on a roughly 6 month basis going forward. The new format of the chart should be easier to read and thus more informative. Previous updates are linked below:
Lucky 27,777km and February 2015 Cumulative Cost Update
Cost update Feb to April 2015
50,000 km and cost update
Cost update 63,500 km, Dec 2015
Continue reading Cost update – 77,777 km and 2 years
I’ve now covered over 64,000 km in our electric vehicle (EV), a 2014 Nissan Leaf. The cover image for this blog post shows that I finally “turtled” the car (on purpose!) this month (December 2015) – another blog post in the near future will explain why I was doing this! (Turtling the car means you go into reduced power mode and have less than 1 km to drive, the car continually limits your power to force you to pull off to the side of the road safely – this protects the battery from discharging too far.) Continue reading Cost update – 63,500 km, Dec 2015