Please Read the Following Excerpt from the Nissan LEAF Warranty Information
Gradual loss of battery capacity: Like all lithium ion batteries, the 2012 LEAF battery will experience a reduction in the amount of electricity or charge it can hold over time, resulting in a reduction in the vehicle’s range. This is normal and expected. The rate of reduction cannot be assured, however, the battery is expected to maintain approximately 80% of its initial capacity after 5 years of normal operation and recommended care, but this is not guaranteed. This number may be higher or lower depending upon usage and care. Factors that will affect and may hasten the rate of capacity loss include, but are not limited to: exposure to very high ambient temperatures for extended periods of time, driving habits, vehicle usage, and charging habits [my boldface].
How often do you see seven (yes 7) electric cars at a dealership in a small town with a population around 30,000?
When I was taking these pictures I also learned that the dealership here in Salisbury NC has sold the most Nissan LEAFs in the entire Charlotte district. Consider that with all of Charlotte in the mix too.
Our small city with the 10th worst air in the USA sure needs to see these cars on the road ( according to the American Lung Association, 2011 ). The ozone levels mentioned are a direct result of ground-level car exhaust, which LEAFs don’t produce.
You can email or contact the Salisbury dealership at 704-637-7270 or email their LEAF specialist Kevin Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org
And before you ask or comment, I received NO COMPENSATION for posting this. My sole interest in doing this is to have better air to breathe for my family! We do practice what we preach, owning two LEAFs ourselves!