Has anybody else also got an electric car and surprised how great they are?
Our Nissan Leaf has generated a great deal of interest locally. It does sometimes start with p... taking
, but afterwards lots of genuine interest and questions.
The accountant in me could not argue with the figures, purchase and running costs.
Top of range Nissan Leaf Tekna rrp is £31k, less £5 Government grant, less Nissan and Dealer discount of £7.5k brought price down to £18.5k. Translates to a pcp 2 year deal of £230 a month with nothing upfront.
My wife does a 30 mile daily commute which now costs £3 a week instead of £25 in our BMW 525d. If she took the AMG ... well let's not go there
The biggest surprise is we didn't expect to like it so much:
- leaving many so say quick cars for dead from the lights, max torque is from zero
- rides and handles much better than it should, low position and weight of battery I guess
- can talk to the car from our phones including setting the heating to come on before you get in the car, great for cold mornings and clearing windscreen
- neat regenerative braking system
- Tekna model incudes leather heated seats in front and back, heated steering wheel, bose sound system, all round external cameras and a touch screen hi tech command system.
Downsides - driving range - 124 miles is quoted, 80 to 90 more realistic. Public electric charging network is getting better here in UK, many EV drivers do long distances, but in my view it is better suited to shorter regular commutes etc. And you got to watch for pedestrians walking out in front of you as they can't hear you, bit different from an AMG
I can see why Tesla is doing so well!!!!