The First All-Electric Nissan in Rowan County

Updated in March of 2013 Nissan announced a battery capacity warranty.  While Nissan presented this as something it decided to do, the warranty was actually part of a settlement for a class-action lawsuit Case Number 2:12-cv-08238 (link)

Please Read the Following Excerpt from the Updated Nissan LEAF Warranty Information

This new addition to the lithium-ion battery warranty for your LEAF® ensures protection against capacity loss below nine bars—as displayed on the battery capacity level gauge—for a period of five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Be careful. This warranty only ensures that a replacement battery will be provided to bring the capacity back to 9 bars.  Decide for yourself if 9 bars provides sufficient range using the tables below:

Potential purchasers may be interested in reviewing the following battery degradation tables published by Mark Larsen (link). Please make sure that the expected range shown on Mr. Larsen’s tables will be adequate at year 5 if the intent is to keep the LEAF for over five years.

We picked up the new Nissan Leaf today. According to the dealership it was the first one delivered in Rowan County and only the second in the entire Charlotte district.

I ordered the car in April of 2010, so 18 months later it is here.  My wife claimed the car when we were picking the colors, so at least maybe I can order another one — this time in blue.

I did get to ride in it to Spankey’s for lunch and ice cream.  The cool thing was, no one even noticed because we just looked like a normal Nissan Versa.  Talk about being stealth-green.  Stay tuned, more to come on the power usage and the cost to run the car.

The first charge at home (all power provided by solar energy at that time of day):

By the way, I got the charging station and most of its installation for almost free by being a participant in the Duke Energy Charge Carolinas program.

The car plugged in:

I will post some power analysis graphs over the next few days.

3 Comments to “The First All-Electric Nissan in Rowan County”

  1. By kevin murphy, November 8, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    love the website….you have a wonderful family…..thanks for the business…will keep you up to date on future nissans electric cars

  2. By kevin murphy, April 17, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    hello….we now have 7 Nissan Leafs in stock ready for delivery….please give me a call

    thanks

    Kevin Murphy
    Ben Mynatt Nissan

    704-633 7270

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