Category Archives: Review

Model 3 version 10 software better than a cinema

As a pragmatist I never thought I’d say the entertainment options in the Tesla Model 3 are truly amazing. Mind boggling amazing. The sound system in the Model 3 is excellent and the 15″ center screen crisp and clear. Starts … Continue reading

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After one year, how my new battery is wearing

The original battery in my 2011 LEAF was worn enough to be replaced at 88,000 miles and I did end up replacing it at 99,000 miles. That was towards the end of 2016, 15 months later I checked to see … Continue reading

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60,000 Miles and Counting….

I surpassed the 60,000 mile mark in the LEAF this week. I have had the vehicle for 3 1/2 years so I have averaged about 17,000 miles per year. Electric┬áCar Drivers drive 50% further than Gas car drivers. I drive … Continue reading

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Tesla opens showroom in Nissan’s backyard

Tesla opened their Nashville Showroom on December 19th 2014 less than 3 miles from Nissan’s North America Headquarters. I went by the showroom to say ‘hi’ and welcome Tesla to Nashville. I got a rather odd ‘Pfffft’ from a staff … Continue reading

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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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Hendersonville City Hall installs two Blink EV Car Charging Stations

It’s great to see Hendersonville City Hall install two electric car charging stations. It looks like it may be a week or so before they are operational. Hendersonville have committed to placing charging stations at a dozen or more locations … Continue reading

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Nissan LEAF – 6 Months and 6,200 Miles later

I’ve had my LEAF 6 months now, it’s a great car and continues to provide a better driving experience at vastly reduced running costs. The car hasn’t come up to its first scheduled service yet, that’s due at 7,500 miles … Continue reading

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Ooops. Amazon recommends Oil and Fuel Injectors for a Nissan LEAF

Amazon sell everything, auto parts included. I found a feature where you provide the vehicle year make and model and it suggests items that fit that vehicle. They state proudly that We found 335 products that fit the 2011 Nissan … Continue reading

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Birds make a ‘deposit’ on Cracker Barrels new EV chargers in Gallatin, TN.

Cracker Barrel in Gallatin TN becomes the first business in Gallatin to get a public Electric vehicle (EV) Charger (not counting the Nissan Dealership, Newton Nissan). I called by Wednesday evening to check them out and found both units available … Continue reading

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Nissan LEAF – 3 Months and 3,400 Miles later

Smooth, Quiet and Fast. Those three words sum up my impression of the LEAF. I like to call it ‘my little Mercedes’. Sure the dash is made of plastic and the seats are cloth not leather, but aside from the … Continue reading

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