gday wrote:Great bluelines1974!
They are amazing vehicles. I am keeping detailed notes about charging and efficiencies and I am saving about $100 a month on "fuel" (my last ICE car was about $110 a month) , and it costs around 1c per km by charging at the lowest rate (0.065 per kW) . I suspect that driving cost will increase when I drive with heat on most of the time. Already getting a taste of that as the days get colder.
Sorry, missed this reply. Great to know about the charging costs. I'm curious to see how the heat pump will counter the impact of colder weather vs. the lack of any active battery conditioning on the Leaf. We get the car on Friday, a little sooner than expected.
On a positive note regarding the Leaf, I'm amazed at how well the values are holding up in Ontario. We have had our 2018 SL for about 18 months. We bought it used but with only 1,900 kms, from a Nissan dealer. Their customer had claimed the old $14k Ontario rebate so our price was just a bit less than the new price less the rebate. Long story short, we traded it in for only $4k less than we paid for it.