Monthly Archives: July 2014

3 Years and 50,000 EV Miles are behind me

My LEAF rolled over 50,000 miles just 4 days before its third birthday. So what have I experienced and learnt along the way? Range When I originally purchased my LEAF I had a 28 round trip commute. This has grown … Continue reading

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Nissan tries new cable/connector for their CHAdeMO quick chargers

At Nissan HQ at Franklin TN there is a new style CHAdeMO connector on the quick charge unit. This connector makes inserting and removing the connector from the LEAF much much easier. Notice in the photo how there is no … Continue reading

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1st Tennessee Fast Charger Closes; 1st SuperCharger to open across road

Murphy Express in Chattanooga was the first installation of a CHAdeMO DC Fast Charge Station in Tennessee. CHAdeMO fast chargers are compatible with vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi i-Miev and Kia Soul EV. The station opened just over 2 years ago. That … Continue reading

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New entrant into EV parking space ‘Hall of Shame’ goes to a Prius!!

It isn’t unusual to find an SUV or large 4×4 truck parked in an EV designated spot, blocking access. It always seems to be the big gas guzzlers that have no concern for the EV driver. I’ve seen SUV’s parked … Continue reading

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